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BTI Researchers Publish High-Impact Nature Papers

by | Nov 12, 2019

BTI graduate student Alaina Petlewski displays the October 31 issue of Nature, for which she took the cover photo.

BTI graduate student Alaina Petlewski displays the October 31 issue of Nature, for which she took the cover photo.

We would like to congratulate a pair of BTI faculty members who recently published high-impact research papers in the prestigious research journal Nature.

Frank Schroeder and colleagues discovered the first clues on how gut health influences brain health. Published on October 23, the researchers describe new cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells, with potential impact in some psychiatric conditions. You can read more about it in this Cornell Chronicle article.

Fay-Wei Li was one of 194 authors on a paper describing the largest plant genome project ever, the One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative. Published online on October 23, the nine-year project examined 1,124 species across the entire plant kingdom to shed light on the green evolutionary tree. A further congratulations to Alaina Petlewski, a graduate student in Li’s lab, who took the gorgeous photo that Nature used for the cover of the October 31 issue.

 

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