Michael Gretz received a National Science Foundation grant in support of his work investigating the evolution of the land plant cell wall. The Gretz lab is collaborating with an international team of researchers using algal systems to understand cell wall polymers critical for key morphogenetic events that led to the emergence of land plants aproximately 470 million years ago. This research provides pivotal information necessary for understanding, and potentially modifying, cell walls to facilitate agricultural and biofuel production, and development of pharmaceuticals, food additives and other products.
Aaron Hemme, a Biological Sciences graduate who worked with Dr. Charles Kerfoot, is involved in the Gulf Oil Spill response Air Operations
Branch at the Sector St. Petersburg Branch command post. He is a marine
science technician and a U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer.
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