Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 25, 2018

Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

Marjorie Lundgren

Dr. Marjorie Lundgren, a postdoctorate research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, won a British Ecological Society Small Research Grant of £4875 (about $6,525) for her project “Manipulating source-sink relationships to understand perenniality” in Brachypodium grasses, in collaboration with Professors David Des Marais of MIT and Barry Logan of Bowdoin College. Congratulations Marjorie!

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Dave Des Marais accepts faculty position

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
July 25, 2017

Dave Des Marais accepts faculty position

David Des Marais

David Des Marais, Senior Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum and Research Associate in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MIT. Starting in October, he will be the first plant biologist in the department. Congratulations Dave!

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Response to environmental stresses

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 22, 2017

Complex plant responses

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
February 28, 2017

Complex plant responses

David Des Marais

Published in New PhytologistDave Des Marais and coworkers explored the ability of plants to respond to multiple environmental cues experienced simultaneously. Examining 35 natural varieties of the grass Brachypodium distachyon grown under differing environmental conditions, they found that the response to a single cue did not directly predict the response to multiple cues. abstract »

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The evolution of plant life history strategies

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 15, 2016

Examining functional divergence

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
December 1, 2014

Variation in response to stress

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 15, 2014

Genome diversity

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 21, 2014

Allelic variation and water use

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
February 22, 2014

Allelic variation and water use

David Des Marais

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, David Des Marais and colleagues identified an interesting role of allelic variation in driving variation in water use efficiency. Comparing two natural genotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana, they found that a single amino acid substitution in the protein, MPK12,resulted in differing responses to environmental cues. abstract »

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