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Above: David Moeller and Allison Shaw at the CBS Conservatory (Photo: Jonathan Pavlica) Below: Lauren Sullivan and Allison Shaw in the field
From left: Peter Tiffin, Courtney Passow, Suzanne McGaugh
Postdoctoral associate Xiao Yi in the lab.
Two decades ago, over the summer before he started working as a grad student investigating the effect of limiting nutrients on plant species under Regents Professor David Tilman,
Valery Forbes in the lab with a tank containing Capitella teleta, a tiny worm that may be a useful ally cleaning up after oil spills. Below: Close up of Capitella teleta, which burrow into sandy sediments.
The first round of University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research grants, totaling $3.6 million, were awarded to 29 teams of faculty from across the Twin Cities campus. The research collaborations address the University's five interrelated Grand Challenges areas of special focus, with one integrative initiative spanning multiple areas. Areas of focus include: