Tsai Lab UGA

Tsai Lab UGA Research projects in the Tsai Laboratory investigate the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning tree growth, stress responses and lignocellulosic wood properties, using Populus species (poplars, cottonwoods and aspens) as the primary model org
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Useful tips for our Friday morning writing sessions
04/09/2020
How to Edit Your Own Writing

Useful tips for our Friday morning writing sessions

Writing is hard, but don’t overlook the difficulty — and the importance — of editing your own work before letting others see it. Here’s how.

02/06/2020
University of Georgia

Lab's research in 40 seconds!

The billion-dollar lumber industry relies on a sturdy crop of trees. Enter UGA's CJ Tsai. She's improving trees at the molecular level, safeguarding one of our most value crops against disease and environmental stress.

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"Plants Make Their Own "Carcinogenic" Pesticides, and You Eat a Lot More of Them" - these are called specialized metabol...
01/09/2020
Plants Make Their Own "Carcinogenic" Pesticides, and You Eat a Lot More of Them | RealClearScience

"Plants Make Their Own "Carcinogenic" Pesticides, and You Eat a Lot More of Them" - these are called specialized metabolites or natural products - one of our favorite research topics.
"glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., is about three times less deadly than Tylenol and thirty times less deadly than caffeine."

In an ideal world, humans could grow enough food to feed the world without synthetic pesticides, but that is not the world we live in. Readily arable land is limited and all sorts of fauna and flora...

Our Young Dawg Paula gave a wonderful presentation on her research progress this semester with Jimmy, including a couple...
12/06/2019

Our Young Dawg Paula gave a wonderful presentation on her research progress this semester with Jimmy, including a couple of videos on her tissue culture work!!

Gorgeous fall color on campus!!
11/25/2019

Gorgeous fall color on campus!!

Lab research well represented at the recent Plant Center Retreat.
11/07/2019

Lab research well represented at the recent Plant Center Retreat.

Beautiful evening for the homecoming weekend!
10/19/2019

Beautiful evening for the homecoming weekend!

2019 IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil
10/13/2019

2019 IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil

Patrick received an NSF-sponsored travel award via the Society for Biological Engineering to attend the 3rd Internationa...
09/14/2019

Patrick received an NSF-sponsored travel award via the Society for Biological Engineering to attend the 3rd International Conference on Plant Synthetic Biology, Bioengineering and Biotechnology in Cambridge, UK and present his work on the trichome knockouts. Congratulations!

"Lab notebooks are like going to the dentist—no one enjoys it, but if you don’t do it all your teeth will fall out."😁😆😄😉...
09/05/2019
How to keep a lab notebook

"Lab notebooks are like going to the dentist—no one enjoys it, but if you don’t do it all your teeth will fall out."😁😆😄😉 Seriously, supercritical survival skills!

Researchers from a variety of disciplines and career stages share what works for them

Congrats to Jimmy Ing-Gin Chen for receiving a Study Abroad Scholarship from the Taiwanese government. Way to go, Jimmy!
08/12/2019

Congrats to Jimmy Ing-Gin Chen for receiving a Study Abroad Scholarship from the Taiwanese government. Way to go, Jimmy!

Science
08/04/2019

Science

This may be the first renewable natural wood membrane for converting seawater to clean drinking water, according to researchers in Science Advances.

With nearly half the global population already living in water-scarce regions for at least one month out of the year, this renewable technology has the potential to provide for regions that lack freshwater—including the West Coast of the United States and the Middle East. https://fcld.ly/k1t3ia3

Tsai Lab UGA
07/27/2019

Tsai Lab UGA

Kavita's last day in the Tsai lab. Wish her best of luck in her next post.
07/27/2019

Kavita's last day in the Tsai lab. Wish her best of luck in her next post.

An ice cream break to welcome visiting professor Ayre from Texas, and wish visiting student Luke Kim a safe trip back to...
07/24/2019

An ice cream break to welcome visiting professor Ayre from Texas, and wish visiting student Luke Kim a safe trip back to South Africa!!

2019 REEU fellow Anisha presented her summer research
07/20/2019

2019 REEU fellow Anisha presented her summer research

An intense week of cool science
07/02/2019

An intense week of cool science

An intense week of cool science

Baggi retired after 10 lonnnng years, and Kavita will soon 'graduate' from the Tsai lab!
04/20/2019

Baggi retired after 10 lonnnng years, and Kavita will soon 'graduate' from the Tsai lab!

Baggi retired after 10 lonnnng years, and Kavita will soon 'graduate' from the Tsai lab!

Tree physiologists in training - how many can you see?
04/19/2019

Tree physiologists in training - how many can you see?

Kudos to Trevor who won a highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!!
04/12/2019

Kudos to Trevor who won a highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!!

Yen-Ho and Trevor both received the Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grants from the Graduate School - congrats...
04/09/2019

Yen-Ho and Trevor both received the Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grants from the Graduate School - congrats !!!

Freshman Gabriel Harris presented his research at the CURO symposium. Way to go Gabriel!
04/09/2019

Freshman Gabriel Harris presented his research at the CURO symposium. Way to go Gabriel!

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Uh oh! The entire country of Malaysia just reminded us that plastic is not edible...I better get some peppers started!