STAIR Grant Funds Plant Biologists’ Efforts to Create Cheaper CRISPR Tech

Tomatoes
Tomatoes. Assisted by the STAIR Grant program, UC Davis plant biologists are working to develop a new method for rapid and efficient genome editing in tomatoes.

When Anne Britt joined UC Davis as a research scientist in 1990, she traded in studying the bacterium E. coli for the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The trade was a gamble. Britt’s research focused on DNA repair, and at the time, plants weren’t a popular model organism for the molecular biology field.

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