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Madison Ortega #IAmScience

Madison Ortega #IAmScience

Madison Ortega, a junior biology major, works in the Rosenfeld lab at Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC By Allison Scott | Bond Life Sciences Center “#IAmScience because research gives me an avenue to explore my curiosity and possibly discover something groundbreaking.” Research is all about discovering the answers to the unknown, pushing…

The business of proteins

The business of proteins

Proteomics Center associate director Brian Mooney holds up a sample before using a machine to collect data on its proteins. | Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC The Proteomics Center runs on proteins. This research core facility is like a small business and is situated in the Bond Life Sciences…

Janlo Robil #IAmScience

Janlo Robil #IAmScience

Janlo Robil, a Ph.D. candidate in Plant Developmental Genetics, admires one of his plants. Robil works in the McSteen lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC By Allison Scott | Bond Life Sciences Center “#IAmScience because adding a small puzzle piece to the bigger picture is my source of joy.” Janlo Robil…

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…