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Richard Amasino studies how plants use seasonal cues such as changing day-length and temperature to determine when to initiate flowering. A recent focus is the pathway through which plants’ perception of cold winter temperatures leads to flowering in the spring – a process known as vernalization. He teaches biochemistry to undergraduates, providing research opportunities to work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and a course on the nature of science to non-science majors to stimulate their interest in science.