Assistant Professor Candice Hirsch, an MSI PI in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, has been named one of eight 2016 DuPont Young Professors. This award, which provides funding to support work in areas of interest to the company, recognizes outstanding young faculty members in the fields of plant biology, biotechnology, materials science, photovoltaics, and chemical engineering.
An article about this award appears on the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences website: Candice Hirsch Receives DuPont Young Professors Award. The DuPont news release is on their website: DuPont Awards Early Career Grants to Eight Promising University Research Leaders.
Professor Hirsch uses MSI for studies of the genetic diversity of maize.