Maine Science Podcast

Han Tan (plant genetics)

Episode Summary

A conversation with Han Tan, Assistant Professor of Plant Genetics at the University of Maine.

Episode Notes

Han Tan is a plant geneticist who's research is focused on one of Maine's most important crops: potatoes. In this conversation, we cover Han's science journey, how he uses CRISPR, and how potato research is different than the work that's been done in corn. We spoke in July 2022.


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