What is it about a pine tree that could make it a good defender against the devastating mountain pine beetle?

Prof. Catherine Cullingham would argue that it’s in the genes.

Cullingham was at the University of Alberta, researching pine-tree genetics, before joining Carleton University’s Department of Biology this summer.

She fell in love with molecular biology during her undergrad at Guelph University, where she studied molecular biology and genetics, and went on to complete a PhD in watershed ecosystems at Trent University.

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