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Bond LSC Researchers Named Most Highly Cited for 2020

Bond LSC Researchers Named Most Highly Cited for 2020

Bond Life Sciences Center principal investigators Bing Yang (left) and Ron Mittler (right) are pictured above. | photos by Erica Overfelt, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Building onto previous knowledge is a pillar of the scientific process, and citations in research do just that. This makes recognition of Bond Life Sciences Center…

Bond LSC Alumnus Celebrates Black Botanists Through Social Media Initiative

Bond LSC Alumnus Celebrates Black Botanists Through Social Media Initiative

Morgan Halane, Bond Life Sciences Center alumnus, visits his former middle school to get students interested in botany. | photo contributed by Morgan Halane, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC It seems most people grow out of bombarding their parents with millions of questions. However, plant biologist Morgan Halane never could shake the…

#IAmScience Leland Cseke

#IAmScience Leland Cseke

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC In a cluttered basement in Dearborn, Michigan, one could find Leland Cseke conducting amateur plant tissue culture experiments on his family’s pool table as a child. These attempted experiments consisted of whatever he could find around the house, such as gelatin mix, items from his mother’s bathroom, and motors…

The Group Approach

The Group Approach

Cell sheet development promises better treatment for destroyed tissue After 30 minutes on ice, a cell sheet begins to materialize in the fluid. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Imagine a sticker a few centimeters wide and as thin as a strand of human hair except made of…

Finding how a Virus Navigates the Nucleus of a Cell

Finding how a Virus Navigates the Nucleus of a Cell

Kinjal Majumder and David Pintel | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Four years of hard work certainly paid off for Kinjal Majumder. Majumder, a former postdoctoral fellow in the Pintel lab at Bond Life Sciences Center, spent the past four years looking at how the parvovirus, Minute Virus…

#IAmScience Caley Smith

#IAmScience Caley Smith

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC With her cheerful and friendly demeanor, graduate student Caley Smith can transform any rigid lab into a place of warmth and scientific excitement. In 2017, Smith was searching for a lab on campus where she could explore the world of genetics. “It was probably not until high school biology…

Visiting professor wins women in science award

Visiting professor wins women in science award

Imbalance in research is steep, but visibility and confidence key factors for women Victoria Calzada is visiting the Donald Burke-Agüero lab from Uruguay to study aptamers. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Victoria Calzada was in the corner of the Donald Burke-Agüero lab, focused on her computer when…

#IAmScience Zhentian Lei

#IAmScience Zhentian Lei

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Columbia has been very different than Ardmore, Oklahoma, for Zhentian Lei. But the move from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, a nonprofit agricultural research center, to Bond Life Sciences Center has been a good one for the researcher. “I like it here much better,” Lei said. “The town that…

#IAmScience Toshi Ezashi

#IAmScience Toshi Ezashi

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Despite his quiet demeanor, Toshi Ezashi leaves an impression on those who meet him in the halls of Bond LSC through his quiet intensity and constant courtesy. The research professor was here before the “Joy of Discovery” sculpture in the atrium was built or the living plant wall was…

Connecting the World Through the Cloud

Connecting the World Through the Cloud

Maria Lusardi-Claire, an undergraduate student in the Mendoza lab, uses the cloud, a program apart of CyVerse. | photo by Becca Wolf, Bond LSC By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Clouds come in many shapes and sizes. Some are big and fluffy, others dark and ominous. Or, as in David Mendoza’s case, the cloud is…