Skip to navigation Skip to sub-navigation Skip to content

News

#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…

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…

#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…

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…

#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…

Ph.D. botanist inspired to start African American scientists series

Ph.D. botanist inspired to start African American scientists series

Shawn Abrahams | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Last summer was emotional for many people throughout the country. Movements like Black Lives Matter led many to reflect of the role race plays in society, and to act. Scientists like Shawn Abrahams used that as inspiration to look more…

#IAmScience Jordan Brungardt

#IAmScience Jordan Brungardt

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC When one hears of a magician, they think of a man that pulls a rabbit out of a top hat or ‘cuts’ people in half. Magicians have a lot of tricks up their sleeve. People do not think of scientists as magicians, yet they still perform wonderous things. “I…

#IAmScience Dangping Luo

#IAmScience Dangping Luo

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC The greenhouse isn’t a place most researchers linger. With condensation sticking to the glass windows, scientists usually don’t dawdle longer than 30 minutes in the heat and humidity. But Dangping Luo, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to mind and takes his time tending to his rice plants. A…

#IAmScience Lauren Jenkins

#IAmScience Lauren Jenkins

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC As someone interested in getting a Ph.D., you apply to several schools and programs hoping to get in. When Lauren Jenkins first interviewed with Mizzou, she knew it was the one. But the interview was not the first time she’s had a good impression with the school. As an…

Higher Viral Load May Lead to Less Severe Symptoms

Higher Viral Load May Lead to Less Severe Symptoms

Cynthia Tang and Henry Wan | photos by Becca Wolf and Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC You would think that the less sick you are, the less contagious you are. That’s just logic. However, science isn’t always logical. Especially with Covid-19. Henry Wan, principal investigator at Bond Life Sciences Center,…