Prof. Ling Li Receives ISU Research Foundation Funding Award

March 4, 2012


Ling Li
Professor Ling Li

Professor Ling Li, GDCB Adjunct Assistant Professor and Associate Scientist, recently received a one-year ISU Research Foundation award of $30,000 for her research project entitled, “QQS as a molecular tool to increase the protein content of commercial crops.” Dr. Li has developed and obtained unique genetic and biochemical tools to identify and characterize regulatory mechanisms of QQS that control starch content, demonstrating QQS as a component of the starch metabolic network. This additional project funding from the ISU Research Foundation will help Dr. Li continue her evaluation of the developmental pathways of seeds through the use of the QQS gene and the possibility of commercially useful cultivars to increase seed protein.

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