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Bridgen named Fulbright Scholar

Mark Bridgen

Mark Bridgen

From Cornell Chronicle article 2013/0722:

His cut flower cultivar creations have brightened many homes and gardens, and now a prestigious grant will allow horticulture professor Mark Bridgen to spend a semester studying Alstroemeria flowers in their native habitat.

Bridgen, director of Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, has been named a 2013 Fulbright Scholar.

He will take a sabbatical leave starting in September, to work at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) in Santiago, Chile, where he will teach two classes and conduct research on breeding native Chilean plants and plant tissue culture.

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