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Christopher Garner #IAmScience

Christopher Garner #IAmScience

Christopher Garner, Ph.D moments before his successful dissertation defense. | Photo by Mary Jane Rogers, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I believe that the collective pursuit of scientific knowledge is what moves us forward as a species.” In the time leading up to Christopher Garner’s dissertation defense, you never would…

Walter Gassmann #IAmScience

Walter Gassmann #IAmScience

Walter Gassmann, the new Interim Director of Bond LSC. | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because science is the best way to solve problems and help people. And the laws of nature write fascinating stories.” Walter Gassmann, the new Interim Director of Bond LSC, has been an important…

The gall of it

The gall of it

How bossy insects make submissive plants create curious growths By Samantha Kummerer | Bond LSC They are bumps on leaves, bulges in stems and almost flower-like growths from plant tissue with a striking amount of variety. They are galls. These unnatural growths garnered the curiosity of Jack Schulz for years. While he’s spent 40 years studying…

Pigs pave the way for advancements in IVF treatment

Pigs pave the way for advancements in IVF treatment

New research makes IVF four times more efficient to create pigs like this for genetics research and breeding in labs like that of Randy Prather at MU. | Photo by Nicholas Benner. Research quadruples speed and efficiency to develop embryos  By Samantha Kummerer | Bond LSC What started as a serendipitous discovery is now opening…

Paige Gruenke #IAmScience

Paige Gruenke #IAmScience

Paige Gruenke, a Ph.D candidate in Dr. Donald Burke’s lab in Bond LSC. | Photo by Mary Jane Rogers, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I am fascinated by life on a molecular level and inspired that my research could positively impact medicine.” As a graduate student in Donald Burke’s lab…

#MeetScienceTwitter

#MeetScienceTwitter

How an MU student helped start a Twitter trend and how social media is advancing science. By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC In the modern age, science isn’t a solitary endeavor. You might be a tweet away from connecting with scientists about their work, as one MU student recently proved. Dalton Ludwick, an MU…

The Necessity of Fungi

The Necessity of Fungi

Graduate Researcher Sarah Unruh explores the essential role of fungi in orchid germination By Emily Kummerfeld | Bond LSC Graduate Researcher Sarah Unruh | photo by Emily Kummerfeld, Bond LSC The blooms of orchids are unmistakably beautiful, and how they reproduce has fascinated biologists for centuries. But, orchids might not even exist if not for…

Kwaku Tawiah #IAmScience

Kwaku Tawiah #IAmScience

Kwaku Tawiah, a Ph. D candidate in biochemistry at MU, stands near his lab station in the Burke Lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Mary Jane Rogers, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because of where I come from. If you look at Africa, we have some of the most dangerous…

Shannon King #IAmScience

Shannon King #IAmScience

Shannon King, a Ph.D candidate in the Biochemistry department at MU. She works in Scott Peck’s lab at Bond LSC. | Photo by Mary Jane Rogers, Bond LSC. By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I plan to use my career to help develop agricultural innovations for the hard-working farmer.” Most of Shannon King’s…

A step into summer research

A step into summer research

Jacqueline Ihnat, one of the 12 Cherng Summer Scholars, outside Dr. Cornelison’s lab at the Bond Life Sciences Center. | Photo by Mary Jane Rogers, Bond LSC Sometimes the most learning occurs outside of the classroom. For Jacqueline Ihnat, an opportunity to pursue research at the Bond Life Sciences Center this summer will give her…