Dooner Granted $1.9 Million Award

Hugo Dooner, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,999,424. Dooner is collaborating on this research with Co-PI Chunguang Du of Montclair State University. The project titled A Sequence-Indexed Reverse Genetics Resource for Maize: A Set of Lines with Single Ds-GFP Insertions Spread throughout the Genome is being supported by the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program. This project is relevant to U.S. agriculture in that it deals with maize, the most important American crop today. It addresses a critical need in that it will deliver a sequence-indexed reverse genetics resource, considered essential for researchers to fully exploit the maize genome sequence.

More information about the project can be found here.  
Learn more about Professor Dooner here.