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  • 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
    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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    Coronavirus Education in Classrooms and Communities

      After a long but valuable diversion, researchers in the Department of Biochemistry are just now getting back to studies they were working on before […]

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    Was ‘Flatten the Curve’ Effective?

      Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, one message became ubiquitous: “Flatten the curve.” Tied to a simple yet compelling chart of infections over time, with […]

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    A Round-Up of CALS Research for Spring 2022

      Healthier Prisoners, Safer Community The presence of a state prison in a county was associated with 11% more COVID-19 cases during the spring and […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    A Season of ‘New’

    This fall, we’re taking some of the first hopeful steps on the path back to normal. With pandemic measures in place, students and faculty have […]

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    Farms as Ecosystems

      Have you ever wondered whether organic food is really worth the cost? Or pondered swapping out meat protein for plant protein, hoping it might […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    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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    Listen to the Forest – and Learn

      In the forest, life is often heard before it’s seen. Hikers and hunters are familiar with the creature chorus: cicada trills and tree frog […]

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    Class Act | Speaking Up for Farmers in Malawi

      Lusayo Mwakatika BS’21 grew his first garden at the age of 14. He harvested his own vegetables, sold them to friends and neighbors, and […]

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    Students Take on Dairy Dilemmas

      Cold milk has long been offered alongside lunches and snacks in elementary schools, traditionally served in paper cartons. But those cartons require refrigeration, and […]

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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 […]