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Bond Life Science Investigator honored with two distinctions

Bond Life Science Investigator honored with two distinctions

Chris Pires in his greenhouse in the Bond Life Sciences Center. By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC “If you told me when I was an undergrad at Berkley or when I was working at a consulting firm in San Francisco when I was 22 that I would be a professor in Missouri working on broccoli, I…

Madeline McFarland #IAmScience

Madeline McFarland #IAmScience

Madeline McFarland, a senior biochemistry major, works in the Burke Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC Science isn’t limited to the lab. It’s more of a mindset than a discipline, and Madeline McFarland knows this all too well. As a senior biochemistry major working in Donald Burke’s lab in Bond…

Inside agriculture’s hottest controversy: dicamba

Inside agriculture’s hottest controversy: dicamba

A soybean plant grows in the Bond Life Sciences Center’s greenhouse. | Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC. By Samantha Kummerer, Bond Life Sciences Center Every summer, MU Bond Life scientists Gary and Bing Stacey plant soybeans. In the summer of 2016, they were testing mutant crops’ tolerance to different herbicides. Among the multiple weed…

German heart and lung researcher speaks at Bond LSC

German heart and lung researcher speaks at Bond LSC

Scientist Thomas Braun speaks at Bond LSC about skeletal muscle regeneration. Braun is the director of the Max-Planck Institute that studies the heart,lungs and blood vessels.| Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC Thomas Braun, a researcher with the German-based Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, visited MU for…

Makenzie Mabry #IAmScience

Makenzie Mabry #IAmScience

Makenzie Mabry, a Ph.D. candidate, works in the Pires Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC For Makenzie Mabry, every day is a new puzzle when it comes to science. That desire to solve new problems led her from wanting to be a veterinarian to considering much less cuddly focus in…

Celebrating a mystery solved

Celebrating a mystery solved

Roberts honored for breakthrough discovery in reproductive biology 30 years ago By Eleanor C. Hasenbeck | Bond Life Sciences Center In 1987, Michael Roberts published a groundbreaking discovery that changed the world of reproductive biology research. Roberts and members of his lab discovered that a type of protein, an interferon, impacted how the bodies of…

Engineering the Immune System

Engineering the Immune System

Chemical engineering students Caitlin Leeper and Rui Zhang work in Bret Ulery lab. The lab conducts innovative research combining chemical engineering with immunology.| Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC.   Saturday Morning Science talks engineering our next defense By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC Saturday Morning Science brings science to the people, bagels included. In an…

Kris Budd #IAmScience

Kris Budd #IAmScience

Kris Budd, a Ph.D. candidate in Lori Eggert’s lab, works with Bond LSC to track elephant DNA in Southeast Asia. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I have the ability to transform the fate of endangered species.” If someone had told Kris Budd that she’d be investigating elephant feces on daily basis…

A zebrafish’s empty stomach can help scientists understand brain function

A zebrafish’s empty stomach can help scientists understand brain function

A new test can show how much a zebrafish larva has eaten. This basic information could be crucial to upcoming discoveries. A zebrafish swims in its tank. Understanding how zebrafish move can give researchers insight into how certain diseases impact human motion. Photo courtesy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. By Eleanor C.…

Lisa Caesar #IAmScience

Lisa Caesar #IAmScience

Lisa Caesar is a biological sciences Ph.D. candidate who works in Laura Schulz’s lab. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC   “#IAmScience because education and my pursuit of learning became my ticket out of poverty and a way that I can really help others.” “Mother knows best” rings true for Gerialisa Caesar. In her…