NSF grant for Aquilegia research

June 14, 2011

NSF grant for Aquilegia research

Elena Kramer, currently on sabbatical at Weld Hill, received a NSF grant to use the new model system Aquilegia (columbine) to investigate the evolution and function of floral novelties. As outreach for the grant, Elena will utilize the plant’s recently sequenced genome to lead a module for the Crimson Summer Academy, a Harvard summer program for high school students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. Congratulations Elena!