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  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Good Ideas, Grown and Shared

      They are unconventional laboratories, classrooms, and proving grounds — places to connect with the land and with nature. UW’s Agricultural Research Stations are the […]

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    Virus Research Recast

      It was a quiet evening in 2012, and Robert Kirchdoerfer BS’06 was missing yet another dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. But it didn’t […]

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    Season of Learning

      Summer courses are an abiding tradition at UW. They’ve long been the boon of undergrads looking to stay on track to graduation, lighten their […]

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    The Quest for Self-Fertilizing Crops

      In the fall 2020 issue of Grow, Eric Hamilton highlighted a team of CALS scientists and their search for alternatives to synthetic crop fertilizers. […]

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    The Lighter Side of the Lab

      Ed Himelblau PhD’00 leads a double life — and it’s hilarious. As a biology professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    Six Reasons Why Life Might Exist on Venus

      The ingredients for life are adrift in the Venusian clouds. Life is primarily composed of six chemical elements: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and […]

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    These Scientists Have Sequenced the Cranberry Genome. Now They’re Looking to Share It.

      Juan Zalapa is building a library. But it doesn’t house classic literature or thick textbooks. This one is all about cranberries. Zalapa’s construction materials […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    The Future Holds No Limits for Meat Science at CALS

      Jordan Nehls BS’17 cooks up a lot of hamburgers and chicken breasts — but it’s not the sort of fare she can serve to […]

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    The Race to the Animal Vault

      The last known Pyrenean ibex, a wild goat named Celia, died more than two decades ago, the victim of a falling branch. But before […]

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    Research Creates Teaching Opportunities

      In 2015, genetics professor Francisco Pelegrí launched a course called Developmental Genetics for Conservation and Regeneration that ties directly to his ongoing research program. […]

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    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 — […]

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    Estate Gift Offers Boon to Graduate Students

      A former Food Research Institute (FRI) scientist and his family have bestowed CALS with a gift that will offer long-lasting support for graduate students […]