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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    A Model Solution

    When agronomy professor Chris Kucharik and his wife, Amy, moved into a subdivision in the Town of Burke in 2006, they weren’t surprised to learn […]

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    Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

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    From Poplar to Painkiller

    With a new method to synthesize a popular painkiller from plants rather than fossil fuels, a team of researchers led by biochemistry professor John Ralph […]

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    Catch up with . . . Kristin Kohlmann BS’13 Genetics and Global Health Certificate

    Kristin Kohlmann has a passion for keeping children healthy and well-fed. And to make it happen, she found the perfect partner with Project Peanut Butter, […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    The Protein Professor

    Srinivasan Damodaran came to the United States in 1976 from South India, where the green revolution was fueling an explosion of wheat and rice production […]

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    The Case for Healthier Tomatoes

    At some point in your life, you’ve probably gone to class knowing you left an assignment unfinished. The knot in your stomach grew as homework […]

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    Microbial Repellent

    When Que Lan passed away unexpectedly of complications from gastric cancer in 2014, the UW entomology professor left behind a promising research project. Her work […]

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    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 […]

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    Deibel Family Gift Cultivates Grad Student Discoveries

    Scientists-in-training at the UW Food Research Institute (FRI) are identifying better probiotics and improving food safety with the help of a generous gift from retired […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Knowledge Applied

    Should a school district close an elementary school with shrinking enrollment, or will student numbers rebound in the coming years? What’s the outlook for a […]

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    Five Things Everyone Should Know about … Mycotoxins

    Mycotoxins are small, poisonous molecules, produced by certain species of molds, that can cause disease or death in animals and humans. Mycotoxin-producing fungi can invade […]