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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    The Seeds of Innovation

      As an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences, Julie Dawson studies plant genetics and breeding as well […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Eco-Friendly Pest Control

      Wisconsin has a long history of vegetable production. It’s a leading producer of the nation’s processing vegetables, such as snap beans, sweet corn, carrots, […]

  • Posted on August 2, 2022
    From Plant Hybrids to Human Health

      When Krishna Ella PhD’93 arrived at CALS in 1987 to begin a doctoral program in plant pathology, his goal was to probe the mysteries […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Listeria’s Archnemesis

      Tu-Anh Huynh spends much of her time tracking tricksters that alter their shape and function to survive in extreme conditions. In other words, she […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    Hope as a Brand

      Early in his doctoral studies, Todd Newman noticed a distinct gap between people’s attitudes and their behaviors. At the time, he was studying the […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    The Tree of Life Is Rooted in Math

      Claudia Solís-Lemus has always loved numbers. Throughout her schooling in Mexico City, she found mathematics classes to be the easiest and most interesting — […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    Agriculture as Resilience, Resistance, and Liberation

      When Monica White joined the UW faculty in 2012, she was already hard at work on the project that would become Freedom Farmers, a […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    The Genetic Leanings of Autism

      When Donna Werling was growing up, she often babysat her younger cousin. He was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder when Werling was in […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    ‘There Is No Reason to Fear Bats’

      It would be hard to find someone more enthusiastic about bats than Amy Wray. She’s so fascinated by these winged mammals that she’s devoted […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    The Soil Doctor Is In

    For Jingyi Huang, it all started with a pair of orange hula hoops. At least, that’s what they looked like to him when he was […]

  • 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 […]