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UCR student researcher Chris Cosma wins grant

By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |


UC Riverside’s Chris Cosma, a second-year doctoral student studying evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, has received a California Native Plant Society 2019-20 Education Grant.

The grants are awarded to student researchers focused on California native plants.

Cosma is researching moth-plant pollination at Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, a UC Natural Reserve in the Colorado Desert.

The $600 grant will help fund the cost of his laboratory work, which involves DNA sequencing of pollen on insect specimens.


Chris Cosma, University of California, Riverside, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB)
Research: Linking plant-plant interactions with plant-pollinator interactions in California’s Colorado Desert
Award: Helen Sharsmith Grant




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