Center for Plant Science Innovation (PSI) Mission

Center for Plant Science Innovation Mission

The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln (UNL), chartered in 1869, is the land‐grant university of Nebraska. UNL is classified in the Carnegie system as a research university/very high research activity (RU/VH) and maintains a strong commitment to basic and applied plant biology research. Plant scientists are among the faculty of at least seven departments and schools on UNL’s City and East Campuses. A cornerstone of plant biology research at UNL is the Center for Plant Science Innovation (PSI) that links molecular plant sciences between UNL’s two campuses. PSI was founded as an interdisciplinary research and development, training, and mentoring program in the basic and translational plant sciences at UNL. PSI members provide research leadership to the national and international plant science community by:

  1. Contributing to a basic understanding of the biology underlying plant systems.
  2. Developing tools and resources necessary for translation of discoveries into applied technologies that improve the productivity and value of crop plants.
  3. Providing a strong educational foundation for the scientific and professional development of students, staff, and postdoctoral associates.

PSI provides a framework and resources for collaborative research and training opportunities beyond what is available in home departments, to broaden and enhance the scientific scope and research quality of member labs.