Current Research

Bob Goldberg’s research focuses on how to make a seed. He is using a novel plant, the Scarlet Runner Bean, which has giant embryos, to identify the genes required to program seed development. To show undergraduates how research is carried out, Goldberg combined a unique, integrative lecture course – Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law – for non-science undergraduates that uses senior science majors as teaching assistants with a laboratory experience that uses state-of-the-art genomic technologies to uncover genes that are responsible for seed formation.

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