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Jack Monsted, portrait outdoorsJack Monsted ’19M recently moved into a new job. He is now the assistant curator at the State State Arboretum of Virginia, part of the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm. He has taken over the development and management of the Nancy Larrick Crosby Native Plant Trail. Monsted earned an […]

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Dr. Zhihua Hua, portraitWith the significant improvement of DNA sequencing technologies, more and more genome sequencing data are made available to the public. However, to understand these genome sequences is not easy because they seem to be randomly and repetitively written by four letters, A, T, C, and G, which are called nucleotides, […]

The post Research in Hua Lab Makes Breakthrough on Genomics Studies and Teaching appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Dr. Allan Showalters lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.Genetic Dissection and Functional Characterization of the Hydroxyproline-Galactosyltransferase Gene Family in Arabidopsis Thaliana From Compass Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor and Chair of Environmental and Plant Biology, was awarded $12,000 from the John C. Baker Fund to continue a biological experiment that examines a class of plant cell wall proteins known […]

The post Showalter Receives Baker Award for Study of Plant Cell Wall Proteins appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Ohio University alum Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, a renowned botanist, passed away in May 2019 in Pakistan at the age of 67, according to a Dunya News report. He was the University of Karachis vice chancellor. Khan earned a Ph.D. in Botany from the College of Arts & Sciences in […]

The post Alumni News | Khan, Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi, Passes Away appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 13

Ohio University alum Dr. Marlis Rahman passed away on July 28, 2018, at the age of 76, according to his Wikipedia biography. He earned an M.S. in Botany, followed by a Ph.D. in 1989 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. His academic career at Andalas University included […]

The post Alumni News | Rahman, Former Governor of Sumatra, Passes Away appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Dr. Larry D. Cribben, the first Plant Biology doctoral student at Ohio University, passed away July 5, 2018, at the age of 78, according to his obituary. He was a professor for 25 years at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He was awarded emeritus status in 1997. He published […]

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Dr. Jared DeForest, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, authored a journal article supporting the microbial mining hypothesis that nutrient acquisition drives decay rates, challenging the paradigm that substrate stoichiometry controls decomposition. This research provides evidence that phosphorus plays an important role in the capacity of Ohio forests to […]

The post DeForest Article Examines Leaf Decay, Carbon Cycling in Temperate Forest appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 11

Dr. Sarah Wyatt receives Purdue's 2019 Distinguished Agriculture Award in March.The Purdue University College of Agriculture honored Dr. Sarah Wyatt with its 2019 Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award. Wyatt earned a Ph.D. in 1995 from Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Wyatt is Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and and Director of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Ohio University. “Sarah’s research is […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 05

Ava Heller works in the lab.Ava Heller’s summer job is researching data from seedlings grown in microgravity aboard the International Space Station. Already the recipient of the 2019 Norman S. Cohn Research Fellowship in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Heller added a prestigious American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship carries […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

Emily Keil-Loudner in the fieldEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumna Emily Keil-Loudner ’14,’16M found that her role as Quality Control Technician II at Quidel lets her explore both her interestsenvironmental science and laboratory […]

The post Happy Beginnings | Keil-Loudner Leaps from Plant Biology to Antibodies at Quidel appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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