Genoverde Biosciences and UMass awarded Small Business Innovation Research award for the genetic improvement of loblolly pine wood for increased density
The National Science Foundation awarded Hazen a three-year grant to study gene regulation of cell wall growth in the model grass species Brachypodium distachyon
UMass researchers describe Genome Wide Association of Brachypodium distachyon flowering time in the The Plant Genome.
Rising Researcher program acknowledges Jenny Olins for her stellar achievements as an undergraduate researcher.
The Rising Researcher program acknowledges Jenny Olins for her stellar achievements as an undergraduate researcher.
Josh Coomey awarded a Chateaubriand Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin in Versailles, France. He will work with collaborators Richard Sibout and Grégory Mouille to charcaterize the regulation of plant cell wall growth.
Sam Hazen has been selected as a 2015 Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellow. The award will support sabbatical research in France on using phenomics as a teaching and research tool to understand how energy crops grow.
Scientific American article "How to manipulate plants to build a better biofuel" describes our recent paper in the journal Nature as does a New & Views article in the same issue.
Scott Lee receives a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award. Scott will conduct part of his Ph.D. research with Dr. John Vogel at the DOE-Joint Genome Institute.
Undergraduate researchers Chrismery Gonzalez and G Robert Mmari were awarded 3rd Best Poster at the GEM G.R.A.D. LAB Symposium in Boston.
Scott Lee has received the 2014-2015 Constantine J. Gilgut Fellowship.
Graduate student Josh Coomey will present the exciting development of a synthesized library of Brachypodium distachyon transcription factors at the DOE-JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment meeting in Walnut Creek California.
New special topic issue published in Frontiers in Plant Science on Lignocellulosic feedstocks: research progress and challenges in optimising biomass quality and yield.