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Duolin Wang #IAmScience

Duolin Wang #IAmScience

Duolin Wang, a researcher in the Dong Xu lab in Bond LSC, works in bioinformatics. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC By Allison Scott | Bond Life Sciences Center “#IAmScience because I want to explore the beauty of biological sequences through computational methods.” Bioinformatics is a melting pot in the world of science. As a…

Bond Life Sciences Center adds Molecular Interactions Core as a new research hub

Bond Life Sciences Center adds Molecular Interactions Core as a new research hub

Tom Quinn, director of the Molecular Interactions Core, and others demonstrate equipment for its Jan. 24 open house. | Photo by Katelyn Brown, Bond LSC By Katelyn Brown, Bond LSC For researchers, the shape of molecules gives insight into how cells, viruses and other macromolecular interactions take place. Getting a clear view of that structure…

Eric Fedosejevs #IAmScience

Eric Fedosejevs #IAmScience

Eric Fedosejevs, a postdoc, stands in front of his lab station in the Thelen Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I want to discover how plants decide what to store in their seeds.” The family garden doesn’t typically turn into a life-long journey of studying plants. But when…

Patrick Nittler #IAmScience

Patrick Nittler #IAmScience

Patrick Nittler, a Ph.D candidate in molecular plant biology at MU, stands near his lab station in the Liscum Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I push through failures knowing that eventually something will work out.” Breaking things apart and putting them back together has been engrained in…

Rohit Rao #IAmScience

Rohit Rao #IAmScience

Rohit Rao, a junior biology and psychology double major, works in the Sarafianos Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC   “#IAmScience because I get to apply knowledge from the classroom to my research.” There are a number of ways to get involved in research, but tennis probably doesn’t come to…

Ashten Kimble #IAmScience

Ashten Kimble #IAmScience

Ashten Kimble works in Walter Gassmann’s lab in Bond LSC studying plant pathogens. | Photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I am constantly learning and questioning. We try to understand life in order to improve it, but every answer brings on new questions and new areas to advance.” If you walked into Ashten…

Braden Zink #IAmScience

Braden Zink #IAmScience

Braden Zink, a biology major at MU, stands near his lab station in the Angelovici Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC   By Allison Scott | Bond Life Sciences Center “#IAmScience because I have learned to think critically and approach scientific unknowns in a way that will prepare me for…

Carson Broeker #IAmScience

Carson Broeker #IAmScience

Carson Broeker, a biochemistry junior at MU, works in the Angelovici lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC By Allison Scott | Bond Life Sciences Center “#IAmScience because learning and chasing my innate curiosity about the living world with them makes me excited to work in lab each day.” Science can…

From undergrads to scientists

From undergrads to scientists

Soybeans are used to screen for genes connected to traits that resist soybean cyst nematode. Recent progress by the the Mitchum lab explores how the plants combat the parasite and how the parasite sidestep genetic protections. Samantha Kummerer | Bond Life Sciences Center It might not sound like a traditional undergraduate experience, but Elizabeth Prenger…

Suman Gurung #IAmScience

Suman Gurung #IAmScience

Suman Gurung, a Developmental Neurology Ph.D candidate, stands in front of the zebra fish he studies. Gurung works in the Chandrasekhar lab at Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC By Allison Scott | Bond Life Sciences Center #IAmScience “because it allows me to get involved in our quest to understand how the brain…