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Lisa Hill



Lab group: Dr. Christina Walters

Ensuring that seed and pollen samples that come to NLGRP are alive - and stay alive - is one of NLGRP's top priorities. I manage the labs that perform viability testing on seeds in the United States national collection, as well as on research material like seeds, pollen, and fern spores, which are used to improve storage methods and aging detection. Some of our biggest challenges come from wild plant species, many of which are rare or endangered. I work with diversity: in plant material, researchers, seed analysts, data managers and new technologies, all geared towards keeping the collection alive and healthy.