The title of his research and training plan is “Transcriptional Regulation and Gene Networks Underlying Vascular Cambium Development in Populus”.
Matt’s host institutions for the fellowship are the University of California, Davis and the US Forest Service, and the sponsoring scientists are Drs. Vladimir Filkov and Andrew Groover.
The research will lead to a more fundamental understanding of secondary, woody growth in trees. Secondary growth is an important part of the carbon cycle, specifically carbon sequestration, and an integral aspect of forest ecology. More info at: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1402064