FORMER BIRNBAUM LAB POSTDOC IDAN EFRONI NAMED HHMI INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce Idan Efroni, a former postdoc in Ken Birnbaums's lab, as one of 41 International Research Scholars, early-career scientists poised to advance biomedical research across the globe.
Idan Efroni is unraveling the mystery of plants’ impressive regenerative abilities. He uses tomatoes to study how plants generate new stem cells and meristems to replace damaged or missing roots. Insight into this process might reveal clues about tissue regeneration in other organisms, and help scientists boost plant production for agriculture.