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Feb. 19, 2021

#IAmScience Margaret Lange

#IAmScience Margaret Lange

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Building a community through screens and limited interaction can be difficult. However, it’s no problem for Margaret Lange at Bond Life Sciences Center. “I’ve met such wonderful people,” Lange said. “It really is true that if you surround yourself with the right kind of people who are positive, who…

Feb. 5, 2021

#IAmScience Shrikesh Sachdev

#IAmScience Shrikesh Sachdev

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  Science is a pyramid. Every breakthrough and discovery are reached through incremental steps that build off the previous level. Shrikesh Sachdev, a senior research associate in the Michael Roberts lab, thoroughly understands this. “It takes many small steps to get to a treatment or a cure,” Sachdev said. “It…

Dec. 18, 2020

#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…

Oct. 30, 2020

#IAmScience Mona Kacher

#IAmScience Mona Kacher

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  Years ago, when career technician Mona Kacher was still in school, her science teacher asked their students who wanted to dissect a salamander first. Some students were hesitant, others excited, but no one more excited than Kacher who had already raised her hand. Originally, Kacher was a medical technician…

Oct. 16, 2020

#IAmScience Alana Rodney

#IAmScience Alana Rodney

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Research assistant Alana Rodney walked into her high school science class a few years ago expecting to fill another credit. However, it was there that she found her love of genetics. “I just remember doing the lab and I learned how to use a pipette,” Rodney said. “I was…

Sept. 18, 2020

#IAmScience Kinjal Majumder

#IAmScience Kinjal Majumder

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC It was another day in the lab. Kinjal Majumder, a postdoctoral fellow in the David Pintel lab at Bond Life Sciences Center, was working on his research and stopped to check his email. At that moment, he found out he just won a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes…

May 29, 2020

#IAmScience Landon Swartz

#IAmScience Landon Swartz

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Landon Swartz, undergraduate student researcher, is motivated by a simple desire — to help others through the power of computer engineering. Coming from Springfield, Missouri, Swartz decided to go to Mizzou in 2017. “I chose engineering,” Swartz said. “It fits my idea of solving problems, but also lets me…

May 22, 2020

Newest Bond LSC faculty addition adds to focus on inflammation

Newest Bond LSC faculty addition adds to focus on inflammation

Olga Baker, professor of Otolaryngology, will join Bond LSC June 1, 2020, as our newest principal investigator with a focus on inflammation. | photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Olga Baker is the type of person who acts when she sees a problem. In her home country of Venezuela,…

May 15, 2020

#IAmScience Michael Petris

#IAmScience Michael Petris

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Growing up more than 9,000 miles away in Melbourne, Australia, Michael Petris never thought he would work at MU, especially since he could not even locate the state of Missouri on a map. Now a professor of biochemistry, Petris was introduced to science early on in his life by…

May 1, 2020

#IAmScience Bruna Luz

#IAmScience Bruna Luz

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC At four years old, first year Ph.D. student Bruna Luz was running around and catching bugs in her backyard just to stare at them, trying to understand how they worked. “Biology has always been part of my life,” Luz said. Now, Luz studies soybean genetics and how soybeans interact…