UMass Amherst Biologist Hopes To Unlock Secrets Of Flowers’ Diversity

There are at least 250,000 species of flowering plants on earth and though their flowers can look radically different, the same core set of genes generates all this diversity through developmental processes that are not fully understood, says biologist Madelaine Bartlett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

To investigate how this developmental control works at the gene transcriptional level, and how it has changed over the course of evolution, she has received a five-year, $837,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant. The CAREER grant is NSF’s highest award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both…[READ MORE]

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