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March 8, 2017

Scott Peck #IAmScience

Scott Peck #IAmScience

Scott Peck, a biochemistry professor at Bond LSC. | photo by Morgan McOlash, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I want to discover. I want to ‘see’ – by understanding – things that others haven’t ‘seen’ before.” Every day we make decisions based off on what we encounter in the environment. Plants…

Feb. 22, 2017

Debbie Allen #IAmScience

Debbie Allen #IAmScience

Debbie Allen, the Coordinator of Graduate Initatives at Bond LSC. | photo by Morgan McOlash, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because during their journey all graduate students deserve expertise, care and advocacy from graduate coordinators.” As Coordinator of Graduate Life Science Initiatives, Debbie Allen facilitates several activities supporting graduate recruitment, training,…

Feb. 15, 2017

Pork without the Pig

Pork without the Pig

This screenshot of a supplemental video included in Genovese’s study shows cultured pork cells contracting in response to a neurotransmitter. | photo courtesy of the Nicholas Genovese What if you could have pork without the pig? Nicholas Genovese’s cultured meat could provide a more environmentally friendly meat By Eleanor C. Hasenbeck | MU Bond Life…

Feb. 15, 2017

Arianna Soldati #IAmScience

Arianna Soldati #IAmScience

Arianna Soldati, a Ph.D candidate in volcanology at Bond LSC. | photo by Morgan McOlash, Bond LSC By Mary Jane Rogers | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because through my research, I can expand the bubble of human knowledge and I think that’s a pretty amazing thing. We don’t have a volcano, so we make our own.” Imagine…

Feb. 7, 2017

Growing a more nourishing future

Growing a more nourishing future

Nga Nguyen hopes to apply her research to increase nutrient contents in crop plants By Eleanor C. Hasenbeck | Bond LSC Nga Nguyen, a doctoral candidate in MU’s Division of Plant Sciences, observes samples of a model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana, in the Mendoza-Cózatl lab at Bond Life Sciences Center on Feb. 7, 2017. |…

Oct. 9, 2014

The only thing you need to read about Ebola today: An expert Q&A

The only thing you need to read about Ebola today: An expert Q&A

Jingyou Yu, a graduate student, does cell surface staining in Shan-Lu Liu’s virology lab. The staining illuminates cell marker expressions in experiments that deduce how viruses spread once they are contracted. | Paige Blankenbuehler News headlines seem to feverishly spread as if they were a pandemic of the brain. Ebola hemorrhagic fever has been the most…

July 14, 2014

At the Bond LSC, the wall wears the plants

At the Bond LSC, the wall wears the plants

The unusual red color of the Lobelias leaves make them stand out among 200 other species that thrive in the 20-foot plant wall at the Bond Life Sciences Center | Paige Blankenbuehler Story by Madison Knapp | Bond Life Sciences summer intern A hidden treasure on the University of Missouri’s campus is a living and…

April 25, 2014

Frogs help researchers find genetic mechanism for mildew susceptibility in grapevine

Frogs help researchers find genetic mechanism for mildew susceptibility in grapevine

Powdery mildew on a cabernet sauvignon grapevine leaf. | USDA Grape genetics publications and research A princess kisses a frog and it turns into a prince, but when a scientist uses a frog to find out more information about a grapevine disease, it turns into the perfect tool narrowing in on the cause of crop…

March 25, 2014

Choi honored for distinguished dissertation

Choi honored for distinguished dissertation

Jeongmin Choi (left), Gary Stacey (center) and postdoc Kiwamu Tanaka recently discovered the first plant receptor for extracellular ATP. Choi received the 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award for her part in this work. A former Bond LSC graduate student is being recognized for a dissertation that stands out from the crowd. Jeongmin Choi received the 2014 Distinguished…

March 21, 2014

MU researchers find key gene in spinal locomotion, yield insight on paralysis

MU researchers find key gene in spinal locomotion, yield insight on paralysis

Samuel Waters and graduate researcher Desiré Buckley review stages of embryonic development. — BLANKENBUEHLER The difference between walking and being paralyzed could be as simple as turning a light switch on and off, a culmination of years of research shows. Recently, University of Missouri Assistant Professor of biology Samuel T. Waters isolated a coding gene…