defenses Content defenses Content for College of Biological Sciences en Philipp Zerbe Receives Young Investigator Award from Phytochemical Society of North America At the 57th Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA), Philipp Zerbe received the PSNA/Elsevier Young Investigator’s Award for his work. September 04, 2018 - 10:31am Greg Watry DOE Early Career Program Funds Philipp Zerbe’s Biofuel Research Philipp Zerbe will study switchgrass with the hopes of developing crops that can better withstand stress and produce biofuel more efficiently. July 09, 2018 - 9:53am Greg Watry Investigating the Molecular Defense Tactics of Plants In a study appearing in Cell Host & Microbe, UC Davis graduate student Neeraj Lal, Professors Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar and Andrew J Fisher and their colleagues reveal the versatility of plants’ molecular defenses. The findings provide a strategic map revealing how plants allocate resources and have the potential to help bolster crop immune systems and improve their development and growth. April 11, 2018 - 8:57am Greg Watry