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New method leads to discovery of placental cell type

New method leads to discovery of placental cell type

Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, loads the Chromium 10X Genomics machine as part of the single-cell RNA sequence method. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  During pregnancy, the fetus and mother can talk to each other without saying a word.…

Bond LSC Researcher Wins Awards for 45-Year Career in Reproductive Biology

Bond LSC Researcher Wins Awards for 45-Year Career in Reproductive Biology

Even though Roberts couldn’t accept the award in person, the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine still held an award ceremony and presented the medal to one of Roberts’ past associates. | photo contributed by Michael Roberts, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Still in the lab after 45 years, chancellor’s…

#IAmScience Harim Dos Santos

#IAmScience Harim Dos Santos

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Don’t mistake Harim Dos Santos’ kind demeanor and introspective silence for a lack of ambition. On the contrary, his head is full of reflection and big dreams. Coming from Brazil, Dos Santos has achieved quite a few of those dreams including researching at an American university. Dos Santos is…

#IAmScience Qiongying Yang

#IAmScience Qiongying Yang

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  In the mornings after her usual walk on the local trails, research technician Qiongying Yang heads to the Kamlendra Singh lab. Her desk is surrounded by large empty beakers and the windowsill houses two big, beautiful flowerpots she gave her desk mate. Her soft-spoken manner, warmth and mathematical talent…

Technique connects DNA instructions to biological architecture in space: Core collaboration maps the future

Technique connects DNA instructions to biological architecture in space: Core collaboration maps the future

Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, holds a special slide that assigns barcodes to expressed genes on different places on the tissue. This helps Bivens know where certain gene expressions came from on the tissue. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC…

#IAmScience Clayton Rushford

#IAmScience Clayton Rushford

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Clayton Rushford isn’t one to complain. While in the Marc Johnson lab at the Bond Life Sciences Center, he’s the guy cheering up lab mates when experiments fail or going with the flow when he must repeat an experiment for the fifth time. As long as he’s doing science,…

#IAmScience Brian Thomas

#IAmScience Brian Thomas

By Madalynn Owens | Bond LSC Brian Thomas’ passion for science has been shaped by the excellent mentors he has had throughout his scientific and academic career. At Mizzou, that came from Donald Burke-Aguero. “His mentoring style really fit with what I needed going forward,” Thomas said. “In medicine you can help hundreds of people,…

#IAmScience Li Su

#IAmScience Li Su

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC The work was tiring. The hours were long. However, Ph.D. candidate Li Su wasn’t affected by any of it. She was in her element During her undergraduate degree in China, Su studied turfgrass science. “There was a chance for undergraduates to do some research project, so I tried it…

Turning Back the Clock

Turning Back the Clock

Megan Sheridan, a postdoctoral fellow working with the R. Michael Roberts lab, removes the base solution from a demonstrated sample of stem cells that will be grown into placental cells for study of their interaction with the Zika virus. | photo by Phillip Sitter, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC At 24 weeks…

#IAmScience Billy Schulze

#IAmScience Billy Schulze

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  The best piece of advice Ph.D. candidate Billy Schulze ever received was from his father before a baseball game in high school. In past games, Schulze kept striking out. He wasn’t getting any runs. Things seemed bleak. Schulze’s father pulled him aside and said with a smile, “Don’t suck.”…