Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology research"

Showalter Receives 2017 Kopchick Faculty Support Award

Dr. Allan Showalter’s lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.

Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, received the 2017 John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Faculty Support Fund. The award provides $10,000 for research activities and conference travel. His project his titled “Cancer and Diabetes Drug Discovery from Medicinal Plants in Pakistan.” […]

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November 16, 2017 at 5:02 pmResearch

1804 Grant Funds New Equipment for Molecular Research

Doctoral student Colin Kruse, Environmental & Plant Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a Covaris.

Ohio University’s 1804 Fund has provided seven faculty researchers from the Russ College, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with a $64,000 grant to purchase two instruments that will facilitate molecular research. The equipment includes the Covaris S220 Focused-ultrasonicator – used to prepare […]

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November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pmResearch

First Fellowship Recipient Honors Passions and Legacy of Norman S. Cohn

Stacy Welker, first Cohn Fellow, discusses her research at the Cohn Symposium, September 22

By MC Tilton, PACE Writer Stacy Welker had no idea how her passions would blossom when she was just a little girl reading books about animals and evolution given to her by her father.  His stories of local ecosystems and biological processes imparted his “nerdiness” and scientific inclination to her, […]

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September 28, 2017 at 8:54 amNews Students in the News

Environmental & Plant Biology Showcases Student Work at Graduate Symposium

Marion Holmes, Ph.D. student, gives a talk about research she presented at the Ecological Society of America meeting last summer in Portland, OR.

By MC Tilton PACE Writer Environmental & Plant Biology students and faculty gathered on Sept. 22 for the 11th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium featured a talk from Ph.D. student Marion Andrews Holmes on the organization of second-growth forest floors and 10 poster presentations on topics ranging from […]

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September 26, 2017 at 8:55 amResearch

Plant Biology Alumni, Faculty, Students Honor Cohn at Research Symposium

Left to right: Dr. Bob Goldberg, Dr. Ralph Quatrano, Stacy Welker, Dr. Dean DellaPenna, and Dr. Morgan Vis

By MC Tilton PACE Writer Ohio University Environmental & Plant Biology alumni, faculty and students gathered Sept. 9 to honor the late Dr. Norman S. Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, at the Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium. The daylong symposium included presentations on current plant cell and molecular biology research by […]

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September 12, 2017 at 11:49 amAlumni News

Alumni, Rothwell Featured on Cover of International Journal of Plant Sciences

Brian Atkinson

Research by Ohio University alumni Brian Atkinson ’12 and Dr. Ruth Stockey ’74 along with Dr. Gar Rothwell was featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of International Journal of Plant Sciences. Their article is titled “The early phylogenetic diversification of Cornales: permineralized cornalean fruits from the Campanian […]

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September 1, 2017 at 12:40 pmAlumni Research

Holmes and Matlack Co-Author Article on Species Composition of Second Growth Forests over 100 Years

Marion Holmes

Graduate student Marion Holmes and Dr. Glenn Matlack co-authored an article on “Agricultural history drives structure and tree species composition of second growth forest over 100 years in southeastern Ohio, USA” in the Journal of Vegetation Science. Homles is a Ph.D. student, and Matlack is Associate Professor of Environmental and […]

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August 31, 2017 at 2:07 pmResearch