MBC Research Associate Cristina Lopez-Gallego, Doctoral Candidate at the University of New Orleans, presented her research on Zamia with a seminar given at the Nixon Smiley Meeting Room at 2:30 PM on Friday, August 11th. Cristina investigates genetic and adaptive divergence in populations of Zamia fairchildiana in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. As part of these studies, Cristina has ongoing adaptation experiments underway in MBC’s greenhouse.

Cristina’s excellent seminar highlighted the vital importance of live research collections to complement and augment essential field and laboratory based investigations. The MBC team was especially happy to receive Cristina’s grateful acknowledgement.