College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


UMD Assistant Professor Receives $1.1 Million Early Career Award from NSF to Perfect CRISPR and Gene Regulation Tools in Plants

UMD Assistant Professor Yiping Qi in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture received a $1.1 million Plant Genome Research Program Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue his unique work developing tools for researchers to perfect CRISPR and...

University of Maryland Develops New CRISPR-Cpf1 Gene Editing System for Plants

College Park, MD -- Yiping Qi, an assistant professor from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has developed an upgrade to gene editing technology in plants. This new model is based on the CRISPR-Cpf1, a newer addition to the CRISPR system, which was named as “...
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