‘U’ Plant Scientists Receive Federal Grants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three University of Minnesota plant science researchers have won new research awards from the National Science Foundation.
The U of M projects announced Wednesday are among 28 new NSF projects awarded a total of nearly $102 million for genetic research to enhance agricultural productivity, grow nutritious foods and fight plant parasites.
Professors Adrian Hegeman and Jerry Cohen will receive more than $1.9 million over three years for their project relating to plant metabolism.
Nathan Springer and a fellow investigator at the University of Texas will receive more than $1.6 million over three years for their project involving corn genetics.
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