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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…

April 24, 2020

#IAmScience Jessica Milano-Foster

#IAmScience Jessica Milano-Foster

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC The placenta is a crucial organ that develops in a woman’s body during pregnancy that provides oxygen and nutrients to the fetus. After her experience doing research on this organ while getting her master’s degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center, current MU Ph.D. student Jessica Milano-Foster has…

April 17, 2020

#IAmScience Bing Stacey

#IAmScience Bing Stacey

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Bing Stacey works on her soybean genetics papers in her office with the company of a plant on the windowsill and a large tropical photo of the Philippines on the second floor of Bond LSC. For the past few years, Bing Stacey has been working towards uncovering the secrets…

Feb. 14, 2020

#IAmScience Mel Oliver

#IAmScience Mel Oliver

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC With his wide range of teas laid out along the windowsill, and his small posters still in stacks on the floor, Mel Oliver is still setting up his new office at Bond LSC after arriving in December. It takes a while to settle into a new space like the…

Jan. 24, 2020

#IAmScience Kaitlyn Waters

#IAmScience Kaitlyn Waters

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC It’s common knowledge that all Ph.D. candidates must complete research in preparation for a dissertation, but what happens when one’s faculty mentor moves to a different school before completion? Kaitlyn Waters found herself in that situation as she was preparing for the final year of her Ph.D. program. Waters,…

Jan. 10, 2020

#IAmScience Karen Segovia

#IAmScience Karen Segovia

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Karen Segovia wanted to work with animals the moment her childhood dog fell sick. With few veterinarians near the rural town in Perú where she grew up, she felt powerless to help, and that inspired her to eventually go to veterinary school. But it was her preparation for her…

Dec. 5, 2019

#IAmScience Mannie Liscum

#IAmScience Mannie Liscum

For Mannie Liscum, thinking is a privilege, and his job gives him the chance to be fascinated by human’s capacity to conceptualize and learn new things. “It’s my goal to use as much of the stuff between my ears as I can while I’m here,” said the Bond LSC primary investigator. “And that’s what drives…

Nov. 28, 2019

Jordyn Lucas #IAmScience

Jordyn Lucas #IAmScience

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC Fourteen billion years ago, the universe began expanding. Four billion years ago, the earth formed. Four million years ago, humans began to roam the Earth. Four years ago, Jordyn Lucas began her graduate degree studying the origins of life in the lab of Donald Burke at Bond LSC. “We…