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Marc van Iersel named Dooley Professor

Marc van Iersel has been named the ‘Dooley Professor’ in the Department of Horticulture. The Vincent J. Dooley professorship was established by the UGA athletic foundation in honor of former UGA football coach and athletic director Vince ‘Coach’ Dooley. Coach Dooley is an avid gardener and supporter of the horticulture…
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Shuyang Zhen graduates and moves to Utah State University

Shuyang Zhen will officially receive her PhD at the end of this semester, but she has already completed her dissertation and defended it successfully. On top of that, she has published one paper from her PhD work, with a second one in press, and a third paper currently under review. Shuyang…
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Lab is part of team receiving a UGA Presidential Seed Grant

The horticultural physiology lab is part of a team of UGA faculty that was awarded a presidential seed grant. This is a new UGA program that funds trans-disciplinary projects aimed at solving the grand challenges facing our society. The horticultural physiology lab will participate in a project titled ‘Cost-effective indoor…
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Horticultural Physiology Lab receives grant from Georgia Research Alliance

The Horticultural Physiology Lab has received a $60,000 grant from the Georgia Research Alliance to continue our collaboration with Dr. Mark Haidekker’s photonics lab in UGA’s College of Engineering, and PhytoSynthetix. This long-standing collaboration is focused on the development of energy-efficient, cost-effective methods for supplemental lighting in controlled environment agriculture. We focus…
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Marc van Iersel receives equipment grant from Campbell Scientific

Marc van Iersel was awarded an ‘Imagine’ grant from Campbell Scientific. Campbell Scientific is a manufacturer of research-grade data acquisition and control system. The horticultural physiology lab uses these systems in many of our research projects. The grant will provide in-kind support to purchase Campbell Scientific equipment for use in…
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