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Jan 24 2020 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Ectomycorrhizal fungi have existed for millions of years.  Forming symbiotic relationships with plants, including pine, birch, oak and willow tree species, their sprawling filaments support ecosystems throughout their reach. These are critical organisms for the functioning and the health of forests.
Nov 21 2019 | Stanford Report
A team led by Assistant Professor Lauren O'Connell is using rare poison frogs that nurse their young as a way to help answer a fundamental question: Is there more than one way to build a maternal brain?
Nov 18 2019 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Awards, Staff
Nona Chiariello, staff scientist at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, was selected to receive a 2019 Marsh O'Neill Award For Exceptional and Enduring Support of Stanford University's Research Enterprise. The Marsh O'Neill Award presents one of the few opportunities for faculty to acknowledge...
Oct 22 2019 | Stanford Report
When plants come under attack from invading bacteria, viruses or fungi, they mount a two-pronged response, producing both offensive chemicals to kill invaders and defensive chemicals to prevent infestations from spreading.
Oct 2 2019 | Stanford Report
Assistant Professor Lauren O'Connell has received a New Innovator Award, which supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences within the NIH mission. She plans to use her award  to address...