Lauren Fins

Tuesday, December 29 2009


Lauren Fins, professor of forest genetics, received a Fulbright Scholar Award to develop resource materials for education at all levels on the genetics and culture of cacao, the small tree that produces the main ingredient in chocolate. Fins also will teach a graduate-level course on the genetics and propagation of cacao and the cacao’s role in ancient and more modern cultures. Her Fulbright will take place at CATIE near Turrialba, Costa Rica. CATIE is a research and higher education institute that offers a joint doctoral program with the University of Idaho.