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May 7, 2021

#IAmScience Sara Ricardez Hernandez

#IAmScience Sara Ricardez Hernandez

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC As an undergraduate student, Sara Ricardez Hernandez did not have mentors that exposed her to the many opportunities available for underrepresented students — like summer programs and other research initiatives — but now a graduate student and a Life Sciences fellow, Ricardez Hernandez wants to make sure that no…

April 30, 2021

#IAmScience Ellie Swan

#IAmScience Ellie Swan

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Whether Ellie Swan is in the gym lifting 200 pounds or in the lab preparing samples, she loves learning how nutrition and exercise affect the body. “I’ve always really liked exercising and nutrition, and I like learning about that, so it’s interesting to me to learn about it on…

April 28, 2021

Lab explores link between genetic differences and domestication in kale

Lab explores link between genetic differences and domestication in kale

Tatiana Arias and Chad Niederhuth studied the plant, kale, in this publication. | “Kale” by photofarmer is licensed under CC BY 2.0 By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC It is said that variety is the spice of life. When it comes to kale, much of that variation derives from domestication, and genetic differences that evolved over thousands of years resulted…

April 23, 2021

#IAmScience Katie Horton

#IAmScience Katie Horton

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Katie Horton feels most at home in the shady woods of the Southeastern United States, so much so that she can name and give out a few facts about almost all of the plants. Horton, a graduate student in the Walter Gassmann lab at Bond Life Sciences Center, moved…

April 21, 2021

Diller Costello Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Fellowship

Diller Costello Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Fellowship

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Alexandra Diller Costello, a biology graduate student in the D Cornelison lab in Bond Life Sciences Center, recently received a three-year NIH fellowship from the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. It provides Diller Costello with funding to pursue her work on muscle and blood vessel regeneration for three…

April 16, 2021

#IAmScience Chiemerie Azubuogu

#IAmScience Chiemerie Azubuogu

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC When Chiemerie Azubuogu announced his new position in the Bond Life Sciences Center on his LinkedIn page, he thought back to when he first came to the U.S. from Nigeria eight years ago. “If I get into a time machine and go back to that particular date on the…

April 14, 2021

Trying to understand amino acid regulation for the good of humanity

Trying to understand amino acid regulation for the good of humanity

Abou Yobi working in the Ruthie Angelovici lab. | photo by Becca Wolf, Bond LSC By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Many works aimed at improving seed nutritional quality have been faced with limited success because of the lack of clear understanding of how amino acids are regulated. Abou Yobi wanted to get to the…

April 9, 2021

#IAmScience Teka Khan

#IAmScience Teka Khan

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Growing up in the countryside of Pakistan, Teka Khan did not have a science class in high school. In fact, his first science class was in college and it was in English — a language he did not know at the time. “First I had to understand the word…

April 7, 2021

Defense or growth: a complicated balance

Defense or growth: a complicated balance

The figure shows the wild type of the plant to the left. The mutant type to the far right shows when the negative regulator SRFR1 and the TOPLESS gene TPR2 are absent in a plant, the immune system intensifies and the plant stops growing. | Photo contributed by Walter Gassmann, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines…

April 2, 2021

#IAmScience Nathan Bivens

#IAmScience Nathan Bivens

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  With water up to his waist, Nathan Bivens is in his element fly fishing as he waits for a trout to grab onto the end of his line. Bivens picked up this hobby growing up in his hometown of Cassville, which is also where his path to the Bond…