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July 17, 2017


Cedric Habiyaremye, PhD student in Crop and Soil Sciences, was awarded a U.S. Borlaug Fellowship in Global Food Security and attended the 2-week long Borlaug Summer Institute at Purdue University, where his team was awarded Best Project Presentation and won a trip to attend the 2017 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa.

Evan Craine, PhD student in Crop and Soil Sciences, was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science.

Xiaochi (Max) Ma, a Crop Science Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Pete Jacoby, won 2017-2018 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENOLOGY AND VITICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP with $5,000, as well as ROSCOE and FRANCES COX CHARITABLE SCHOLARSHIP with $2,500. Jacoby Lab conducts research related with effects of advanced subsurface irrigation strategy on grapevine growth and wine grape quality, and also devotes to extension work that helping enhance the relations between wine industry, vineyard growers, and WSU wine research.

Xiaochi (Max) Ma, a Crop Science PhD student supervised by Dr. Pete Jacoby, won the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE, USDA) Program Graduate Student Grant with a maximum amount of $25,000 for his 2-year project on advanced irrigation strategy and wine grapevine physiology.


Recent Publications

Auxin, microtubules, and vesicle trafficking: conspirators behind the cell wall
Thiel A. Lehman; Andrei Smertenko ; Karen A. Sanguinet
A new model is proposed that integrates recent findings on how the cytoskeleton, auxin, and cortical microtubules work in concert to promote cell wall loosening and thus plant cell expansion.



CSS All-State Faculty Meeting
August 16-17



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