Kate McCulloh has been awarded the inaugural appointment for the newly established Rebecca Blank Professorship.
Pringle lab probes death cap mushroom’s toxin genes
A collaborative paper published by the Pringle and Keller labs, led by newly independent scientist Mickey Drott, establishes each death cap mushroom as having its own unique suite of toxin genes.
Student profile: Ashley Cheung
Ashley Cheung is a Conservation Biology and Community & Environmental Sociology major graduating in spring 2024. She is also Campaign Coordinator for ASM Sustainability, a Posse Scholar and member of the BIPOC Coalition. This past …
Sowing interest in Botany at Science Expeditions
The Gilroy, Maeda, and Spalding labs participated in the 2023 campus-wide Science Expeditions outreach event on April 16. They joined five other plant cell and molecular biology labs from different UW departments to create a …
Department launches mentor appreciation week
The Botany and Conservation Biology Newsletter interviews Mark Connolly, Curriculum & Graduate Program Coordinator, about the department’s mentor appreciation initiative: Who are you? For a little more than a year now, I’ve been the Curriculum …
Botany Club is back!
Starting in October of 2022, a group of students, led by graduating botany major, Amanda Shalit, revitalized the Undergraduate Botany Club. Since October, the Botany Club has hosted a plethora of events. The first meeting was a plant trivia night, followed by …
A mysterious kingdom
From mushrooms to mildews, fungi form the webs of life. Botany faculty and students are working to expand our knowledge of their roles and powers.
How Does Life Begin?
Botany PhD student Lena Vincent pursues the biggest question in her research on the chemical origins of life.
Maeda Lab identifies key gene mutation that increases amino acid production and carbon dioxide consumption
If scientists could add a trait like this to crops or drug-producing plants, it could help them produce more chemicals naturally while reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Chair’s message summer 2022
Dear Alumni and Friends, I hope you had a good year and are enjoying the (abrupt) onset of summer. Reflecting on the 2021-2022 academic year, the first emotion that comes to mind is pride in …