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Prof. Jim Simon Awarded “2017 International Impact Award”

James “Jim” Simon, distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Biology, was awarded “The 2017 Chancellor’s Award for International Impact” at the Chancellor’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence on October 17. Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick, Debasish “Deba” Dutta, presented Simon with a plaque “in recognition of his more than twenty-five years of collaborative research in sub-Saharan … Read More

Mara Sanders selected for Borlaug Inst on Global Food Security

Plant Biology Graduate student Mara Sanders selected to participate in the 2017 Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security at Purdue University. The institute is a 2 week long program bringing together 40 graduate students from US Institutions interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security. This introduction to … Read More

Catnip

Our catnip breeding recently made news: along with the The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) CR9, a new breed of catnip with 3x as much enriched oil, was recently licensed. Ball Horticulture, an Illinois company will now produce the seeds for commercial farmers. Continue Reading in Rutgers Today

Investing in Global Food Security: Doctoral Student David Byrnes Named Kirchner Food Fellow

Rutgers doctoral student David Byrnes has been selected as one three Kirchner Food Fellows for 2015-2016. The purpose of the Kirchner Food Fellowship program is to foster the development of individuals who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that can address global food security. The Kirchner Food Fellowship is … Read More