Research News

Plant Sciences Presents Distinguished Alumni Speaker

At 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 11, David Songstad, director of cell biology at Cibus, a San Diego-based biotechnology company known as a leader in precision gene editing for agriculture, will present the Department of Plant Sciences Seminar “Genome Editing: Beyond GMOs.”

Trustees Approve Renaming of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences

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The Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to rename a joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory research institute. The Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences is now the Shull Wollan Center—A Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, named in honor of two esteemed physicists and pioneers in neutron scattering, Clifford Shull and Ernest Wollan.

Stewart Is Quest Scholar of the Week

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Neal Stewart Jr., professor of plant sciences and Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Study: Nashville MSA Leads the State in Population Growth

Nashville and its surrounding areas continue to lead Tennessee in population growth, according to data released today by the Tennessee State Data Center. The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin (Nashville) metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked high in both one-year and five-year growth rates, coming in at 36th and 31st in the nation. These rates are calculated from the US

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