Biology faculty Jaap de Roode’s working relationship with President Jimmy Carter

President and Mrs. Carter celebrate in a pollinator garden given to the president on his 90th birthday (in 2014). Among the guests were Emory biologist Jaap de Roode, bottom right, and his children, Jakob and Ella. Credit: Jaap de Roode

Mrs. Carter’s surprise gift to her husband on his 90th birthday was the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Pollinator Garden at The Carter Center, which attracted many enthusiastic volunteers to put it together — including Carter Center staff and their families along with de Roode and his students, who donated plants and expertise along with their labor. Read more

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