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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…

#IAmScience Rachel Carroll

#IAmScience Rachel Carroll

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Growing up with many pets and watching Animal Planet, Rachel Carroll, a master’s student in the Wes Warren lab at Bond Life Sciences Center, has known one thing about what she wanted to do for a living. “I just decided that I wanted to find a career where I…

Bad Boys of Biology Turned Good

Bad Boys of Biology Turned Good

Yosef Fichman, post doctorate fellow in the Mittler lab, walks through how the lab uses arabidopsis plants for certain experiments. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Shaking a bad rap can be hard. However, the Ron Mittler lab at Bond Life Sciences Center has shifted the scientific community’s…

Unknown Origins

Unknown Origins

$5 million grant awarded to study RNA’s place in start of life on Earth In his lab at Bond LSC, Donald Burke-Agüero examines his model of the RNA protein structure. | Photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC The search for life on other planets may seem quite literally out…