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November 17, 2018 Linda was interviewed as a Rhodes Scholar finalist in the Washington DC area. Congratulations Linda!

October 8, 2018 Graduate student Jess and Hua’s article on cloning is published in  the Conversation.

Could villains clone themselves to take over the world?

October 2, 2018  Graduate student Matt Fabian was selected to participate in the 2018 – 2019 ASPB Conviron Scholars Program. Congratulations Matt!

August 15, 2018  PhD student Matt Fabian received the “Best Poster Presentation” award, graduate student category, at the annual Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society, held on August 14-15, 2018 in Beltsville, MD. Congratulations Matt!

April 23, 2018 Our rising star Linda is on the new! UMBC News and URCAD at UMBC

April 15, 2018  Welcome Dr. Yubing Yang! Dr. Yang is a postdoc researcher who will work on the circadian clock-defense project. She received her PhD from Sun Yat-sen University in China.

March 30th, 2018  Congratulations to Linda for winning the Goldwater Scholarship for 2018!

March 20, 2018  James Doffermyre joined the Lu laboratory to pursue a MS degree. Welcome James!

December 1, 2017

Recap of Hua and Linda’s Conversation piece on UMBC News by Sarah Hansen.

November 27 2017

Studying circadian rhythms in plants and their pathogens might lead to precision medicine for people

Hua Lu and Linda Wiratan published in The Conversation.