Faculty member Simon Malcomber (Biological Sciences) will discuss his research, "From Model Grass Species To Morphological Diversity," at the next Faculty Supper Club on April 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Pyramid Annex.
With the support of a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Malcomber and a group of graduate students have been using state-of-the-art technology to isolate genes found in the grass family, which includes crops like barley, corn, oats, rice, rye and wheat. They are looking at the developmental and genetic changes that cause plants to look different from one another so that they can better understand how flowers appear and are arranged on a plant.
Faculty Supper Club is $20 per person. It is open to faculty and emeriti faculty only. R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 10 to extension 5-4546 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the Faculty Supper Club Web site for additional information.