Grab your lab coat. We're opening up the labs of CAES scientists to provide a behind-the-scenes look at research that will shape the future of agriculture and the environment.
By Merritt Melancon
The work of the scientists at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can seem like dispatches from the future of agriculture.
In their labs, they use photon lasers to spy on the work of stem cells in bones. They examine zombifying viruses in wasps and imagine building an army to battle crop invaders like tomato hornworms. They tinker with robots that can phenotype crops in the field. These scientists constantly seek new questions to ask and to answer.
Every other month, the fascinating work of CAES researchers is featured on the college’s interactive Facebook series, “Live from the Lab.” In each 10-minute episode, science writer Merritt Melancon takes viewers behind the scenes for a conversation with a CAES researcher right in the lab, followed by viewer-submitted questions. Here, we take a closer look at some of the researchers featured in Live from the Lab.
Follow the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Facebook for new and previous broadcasts of Live from the Lab.