Center for Plant Biology

Seed grants advance basic plant biology

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

An innovative seed grant program in its second year is meeting its goal of encouraging collaboration among researchers. Purdue Center for Plant Biology faculty have selected five teams to receive approximately $50,000 each for varied projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology. The award recipients are:  Gyeong Mee Yoon, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology and Dan…

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PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Purdue Horticulture PhD candidate and Center for Plant Biology trainee Rachel McCoy is having a banner year. She is the first author of an article published in Horticulture Research, and her thesis research under Joshua Widhalm, assistant professor of horticulture, was validated and strengthened this spring with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predoctoral award….

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Evolutionary tree on root foraging precision wins postdoc symposium prize

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

An innovative look at root foraging precision earned postdoctoral researcher Mina Rostamza first place for her poster presentation in the Life Sciences Postdoc Mini-Symposium April 6. Rostamza works in Assistant Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology Gordon McNickle’s lab. Her presentation focused how root systems of different species vary in their ability to detect concentrations…

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Beauty and power beneath the surface

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

A tree-shaped curio sits atop a bookshelf in Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi’s office. It looks ominous, but turn the tree upside down and its bare branches transform into a beautiful, intricate root system replica. Perhaps this curio symbolizes a larger issue in plant science research — the vast untapped potential of roots. “Roots are important to agriculture,…

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Purdue Center for Plant Biology members receive seed grant funding for research

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 University News Story

Seven teams of Purdue Center for Plant Biology (PCPB) faculty will receive seed grant funding for various projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology.

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Center for Plant Biology Faculty Spotlight | Chris Oakley

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Chris Oakley joined the Purdue Center for Plant Biology (CPB) in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He is one of ten new faculty positions since 2015 in an effort to expand research and education in basic plant biology. Professor Oakley received his B.S. in Botany from the…

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Pollination: A classic tale of romance, love, and death

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Plants are more romantic than you may think. In fact, the story of pollination may as well have been written by Shakespeare himself. Pollination, an important step in seed plant reproduction, parallels the story of Romeo and Juliet. Specifically, the process of pollen tube reception is much like the classic tale of romance, love, and…

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