Nov 2016: Congratulations to Erick Valdez, winner of a MSTI Scholarship!
Nov 2016: Congratulations to Laura Song, winner of the 2016 Presch Research Grant!
Oct 2016: Congratulations to Kyle Gunther, winner of the 2016 SACNAS Best Botany Poster award!
June 2016: Congratulations to me! Tenure!
May 2016: Congratulations to Lorenzo Vinluan, IV and Brandon Betancourt, who graduated with B.S. degrees in Biology and Kinesiology, respectively.
April 2016: Labbies Phyllis Liang, Brandon Betancourt, Desiree Jacoby, and Friends of Lab Abraham Daniel Weiherer and Britney Brown published research in Dimensions Journal of Undergradute Research in Science and Mathematics.
Welcome to the Abraham Lab webpage. Members of the lab work on various projects in science education, plant ecology, and urban agriculture. Please take a look around and feel free to contact us for more information.
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
- (probably not) Albert Einstein
Abraham Lab members study a wide range of topics and regularly take part in community engagement and outreach. Project foci include agroecology, childhood nutrition, food safety, waste diversion, plant ecology and physiology, and biology education. This work takes place on campus in labs and greenhouses, in local field sites, and in partnership with community institutions and organizations, including schools and community gardens. Students may be found guiding garden-based lessons, teaching children about proper food handling and storage techniques, setting up worm-composting bins for local organizations, or supporting the development of younger students on campus. While the Abraham Lab members may change year to year, one truth has remained: the Abraham Lab rules; a lab space with neither windows NOR ping pong tables NOR a futon...well, it kind of drools.