Posted on October 11, 2019
The Tuber Protector
In the Dairy State, it’s easy for a humble vegetable like the potato to get lost amid all the talk of milk and cheese. Consequently, […]
Posted on June 19, 2019
The Inner Workings of Microbial Metabolism
Daniel Amador-Noguez is learning how living organisms transform nutrients into energy and other useful chemicals. Among a cadre of scientists looking at the biological underpinnings […]
Posted on February 25, 2019
What Would a Cow Prefer?
As a psychology student at Harvard University, Jennifer Van Os studied people with Alzheimer’s disease. Animals and agriculture were far from her mind. But she […]
Posted on October 17, 2018
The Muscle Demystifier
As a wrestler at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, Adam Kuchnia lost a lot of pounds so he could compete in a particular weight class. […]
Posted on May 14, 2018
Living Science | Private Lands, Public Good
With the warmer months upon us, the outdoor season is in full swing. There are hikes to take and birds to watch, fish to catch […]
Posted on March 1, 2018
Winter Awakens Spring Flowering
To avoid the dangers of frost, many plants have evolved a knack for waiting for winter to pass before flowering. But the season’s cold weather is key to making it happen. Rick Amasino investigates this process — and the genes behind it — to reveal invaluable insights for farmers and plant breeders.
Interview by Kaine Korzekwa MS’16
Posted on October 16, 2017
Kernza: Perennial Crop with Perks
Agricultural systems have a major role to play in feeding the world while protecting the planet, and Valentin Picasso looks to new crops and new techniques that can further this monumental task.
Posted on June 20, 2017
The “Icing” on the DNA
Xuehua Zhong uses plants to study epigenetics, an exciting new field that is broadening our understanding of how some traits might be passed down from one generation to the next.
Posted on February 20, 2017
Garret Suen’s study of microorganisms involved in herbivore digestion holds promise
for human health and our environment
Posted on October 24, 2016
Upping Our Global Game
CALS faculty and staff already conduct important research around the world—but our new
director of International Programs, Sundaram Gunasekaran, wants the college to aim higher
Posted on July 1, 2016
CRISPR: The Promise and the Peril
Dietram Scheufele serves on a national committee examining the risks and benefits of human
genome editing technology.
Interview by Joan Fischer
Posted on March 4, 2016
Bees and Beyond
CALS researchers Claudio Gratton and Christina Locke are providing science-based information and structure to the process as a broad group of stakeholders and citizens create Wisconsin’s first Pollinator Protection Plan.
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