UW-Platteville Professor Wins $750,000, Science Grant

PLATTEVILLE, WI (Ben Caxton) — A University of Wisconsin-Platteville professor has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The money will fund five years of research on the subject of plant-microbe symbioses at the school, plus outreach efforts, including an annual research and curriculum development workshop for area high school teachers and a biotechnology boot camp for high school students. The recipient, Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran, is the first-ever recipient of the award money from UW-Platteville. The grant is reportedly the largest ever received in the century-long history School of Agriculture.

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