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A breakthrough study by PMB Professor Sheng Luan uncovers how peptide emissions and calcium signals serve as “love notes” during the plant fertilization process.
PMB researchers are at the forefront of CRISPR research to help plants thrive in a changing climate and sequester carbon in the soil.
Work by Professors Krishna Niyogi, Peggy Lemaux, Jill Banfield, and Brian Staskawicz will be supported by an $11 million commitment from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The spring 2022 edition of our newsletter features alumni profiles, a brief history of the department, class notes, and more.
The continued research agreement will enable further research that can make next-generation fuels a competitive, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.
The program supports junior faculty research across the UC system.
Nada Lamie and Kenneth Trang are recognized for excellence in undergraduate studies.
PMB graduate students Basem Al-Shayeb and Luis Valentin-Alvarado were featured in Breakthroughs magazine for their research that is helping reshape our understanding of the bacterial world.
Both professors were elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021 and were honored during the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting last week.
Four current and incoming students, and one alumna will be supported by the prestigious research fellowship.
Nearly 500 people supported Rausser College during this year's Big Give. See the impact here.
Make a gift to support PMB students on March 10!
Remembering Norman Terry, longtime professor and renowned phytoremediation expert, who passed away on Feb 12 at age 82.
Ronald, PhD ’90, is recognized for pioneering work on disease resistance and environmental stress tolerance in rice.
Enter the Rausser College story photo contest! Submit your best images by February 28 for a chance to win prizes and to have your work featured in College publications and social media.
Research from the lab of Sheng Luan helps explain how some plants could tolerate the magnesium levels found in inhospitable places like California’s serpentine soils—or even on Mars.
PMB graduate student Leah Gulyas explores how one tiny coronavirus protein blockades host cells—and how a few simple changes can flip the script.
CRISPR is widely used to target specific cell types, but only one at a time. Two new techniques developed in the lab of Jill Banfield allow CRISPR editing of genes in multiple cell types simultaneously.
In a new study, which was featured in the New York Times, PMB researchers uncover a food source that allows some fungi to flourish after a fire.
The Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2021 list includes PMB’s Sheng Luan, Kris Niyogi, and Igor Grigoriev.