Juliana Espindola from the Universidade Federal de Lavras in Brazil has joined the OPGC as a visiting scholar for 9 months to study seed development in Phlox. Juliana is a PhD candidate in Brazil and is pursuing studies on seed quality and germination. Her work at the OPGC will focus on documenting the development of seeds from flower formation to seed maturation. Phlox seed production is a challenge and availability of high-quality seed is very limited. Juliana will help define the key parameters involved in seed production and maturation.