The National Science Foundation awarded $900,000 to an interdisciplinary group led by Dr. Gloria Muday examining how hormones affect growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to provide insight into other plants. This collaborative grant brings together researchers in biology, computer science and mathematics who began working together…
Author Kerry King recently published an article on recent grad Cassie Freund. Cassie has recently become program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program. Cassie cites Dr. Miles Silman and Dr. Ron Dimock as her most influential mentors at Wake. Cassie talks about what it is like working in the rainforest and the fascinating world…
Several news agencies have published stories recently about unique research conducted by Max Messinger and Miles Silman in the Department of Biology. Dr. Silman’s group is making use of “flying robots” to photograph and measure data from the forest canopy. Messinger is the local expert on how to turn these small multi-bladed helicopters into a…
Congratulations to T. Michael Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Mechanisms of tree recruitment limitation across a savanna soil moisture availability gradient” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Wake Forest University’s Campus Garden overflows with tomatoes. But, with names like Never Ripe and Green Ripe, many will never be the rich, red orbs you’d slice up for sandwiches. These tomatoes – mutant varieties bred for research – will help Gloria K. Muday, Ph.D., a professor of biology, determine how the hormone ethylene can…
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