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Stern visits Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Chandler Gilbert Community College

BTI President and CEO David Stern visited Arizona April 14-16 to attend the Boyce Thompson Arboretum board meeting and to speak about algae-derived bioproducts and his own algal biofuel research, at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Read More

Ammonium transporter saves plant-fungal symbiosis, when nutrients run low

The discovery of the role of this ammonium transporter improves the understanding of how the plant and fungal partners regulate the symbiosis and how phosphate and nitrogen move through the system. Read More

Maria Harrison wins ASPB’s Dennis R. Hoagland award

Professor Maria Harrison is the 2015 winner of the Dennis R. Hoagland Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists, given every three years, for her outstanding work on plant mineral nutrition.
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RNase III discovered to function in plant chloroplasts

Research Associate Amber Hotto and colleagues, working in the laboratory of BTI President David Stern, have characterized the first RNase III enzymes that function within chloroplasts. Read More

Of Spray Paint and Plant Stress

Klaus Apel's work is a step in understanding how plants respond to stress...singlet oxygen doesn't deserve its bad reputation for wrecking cells and killing the plant. Read More

President Stern promotes funding for plant research in DC

BTI President David Stern traveled to Washington D.C. last week to advocate for increased federal support for plant research for the 2016 fiscal year; Unleashing a Decade of Innovation in Plant Science. Read More

ART@BTI features photos of Nancy Ridenour

ART@BTI features Nancy Ridenour's photography. Public invited to reception on Thursday, April 23, 5-7 PM Read More

Eaglesham bridges BTI & both Cambridges

James Eaglesham began his career as an intern at BTI, and heads to the University of Cambridge, England as a Churchill scholar for pathology research. When back in US, Eaglesham will pursue his doctorate in virology at Harvard, in Cambridge, MA. Read More

Liz Brauer wins Barbara McClintock Award

Liz Brauer, a graduate researcher in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Sorina Popescu and a student in the plant pathology and plant-microbe biology section at Cornell University, received the 2015 Barbara McClintock Award. Read More

BTI’s first FLASH SCIENCE! speaking competition

You are confident you can discuss and defend your research with your graduate committee or any PhD scientist on campus. However, can you explain your research to a non-scientist? Prizes offered in BTI's first speaking contest! Read More

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