The lab in the Plant Sciences Building was unusually empty, as Bob Houtz and Roberta Magnani awaited results from a radioactive assay she was running on the protein calmodulin.
Could where we live influence our waistlines? Based on her research, Alison Gustafson thinks so. Gustafson, an assistant professor in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (formerly Nutrition and Food Science), is trying to understand the connection between people’s neighborhoods and what they eat.
When plant pathologist Michael Goodin talks about his recent visit to Brazil, he lights up with the idea that he’s helping to build what he calls the Big Blue Trebuchet.
Sue Nokes and her colleagues in the colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences can picture a day when farmers not only grow the crops needed for biofuels, but also do much of the processing on their own land.