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Malcomber to Discuss His Research at Faculty Supper Club

Published: April 1, 2009

Faculty member Simon Malcomber of biological sciences will discuss his research, “From Model Grass Species To Morphological Diversity,” at the next Faculty Supper Club meeting on Wednesday, 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 and includes an Argentinian buffet. It is open to current and emeriti faculty only. R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 10 to 562/98546 or e-mail Rachel Brophy. Check the Faculty Supper Club Web site for additional information.