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#IAmScience Liz Countee

#IAmScience Liz Countee

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC #IAmScience because science allows people to find their own creativity through the art of research. Every Friday afternoon, the Pires lab can be found in the greenhouse washing pots and cleaning up, and while this could easily be seen as a mundane part of the week, Liz Countee sees…

#IAmScience Hong An

#IAmScience Hong An

Hong An is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pires lab. | Photo by Mariah Cox, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage all make up an important part of the food system and provide the nutrients we need to stay healthy—yet, there is still much that researchers don’t know…

Post-doc receives prestigious Spanish plant science award

Post-doc receives prestigious Spanish plant science award

Sara Zandalinas is a post-doc researcher in Ron Mittler’s lab | Photo by Mariah Cox, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC International flights usually require months of planning to score the best deals and to ensure minimal layovers, so Sara Izquierdo Zandalinas, a post-doc in the Ron Mittler lab, was faced with a…

University grant brings faster, cheaper genome sequencing

University grant brings faster, cheaper genome sequencing

Nathan Bivens, Director of the DNA Core, and Wesley Warren, Bond LSC primary investigator. | Photos by Mariah Cox & Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC The discoveries from research capture the public’s and other scientist’s attention, but what about the tools, instruments and data management systems that provide more…

University funding moves cancer-targeting research forward

University funding moves cancer-targeting research forward

Cross-collaborative research team looks to refine delivery of cancer treatments David Porciani, Josiah Smith, Leah Cardwell, Mark Daniels, Bret Ulery and Donald Burke | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC “When you want to use a tool to do something in the house, you have to use the right…

#IAmScience Carolyn Robinson

#IAmScience Carolyn Robinson

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC When Carolyn Robinson was a kid, she was fascinated by the world around her. She remembers putting scabs under magnifying glasses and squishing bugs to try and understand the oddities of the world.  “Science continuously blows my mind,” Robinson said. “There’s always something where you almost don’t believe it…

#IAmScience Henry Wan

#IAmScience Henry Wan

Henry Wan | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC Every year we all tend to pay a visit to the doctor to get ahead of cold and flu season. Nothing could be worse than being in the midst of a hectic time at work or school and being out of commission. Many don’t think twice…

Robots and Africa: Tech transfer accelerates data collection

Robots and Africa: Tech transfer accelerates data collection

Ke Gao and Sam McInturf reveal Sun Bear to presidents and administrators of UWC and MU. By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Fourteen days. That’s how long it took Sam McInturf and Ke Gao to put together a root imaging machine named ‘Sun Bear’ at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa this…

A program that pushes science forward

A program that pushes science forward

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC It’s the little things we take for granted, and for science experiments, one of those are enzymes. French chemist Anselme Payen discovered the first enzyme, diastase, in 1833, but it wasn’t until 1877 that the word enzyme was used. While it’s a compact name, it’s really a category of…

Three years in a lab

Three years in a lab

As Rosenfeld’s students graduate, awards and future plans celebrate excellence Brittney Marshall, a graduating Biological Sciences major, and mentor Cheryl Rosenfeld. Marshall has done undergraduate research in Rosenfeld’s lab for three years. | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Brittney Marshall, a soon-to-be-graduating senior from MU’s College of Arts…