March 29, 2020 at 9:15 am

Plant Biology Student Receives Student Enhancement Award

Oyeyemi Ajayi portrait

Oyeyemi Ajayi from Dr. Showalter’s Lab

From Research Communications

An Environmental & Plant Biology graduate students is among the 2020 recipients of the Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program, which provided 21 students with a total of $121,948 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring.

Oyeyemi Ajayi (graduate student, Environmental and Plant Biology; mentor: Allan M. Showalter) received $5,994 for Investigating the role of glucuronic acid in Arabidopsis seed coat mucilage.

The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and administered by the Council for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, which is appointed by Faculty Senate.

The program received 67 proposals with a total funding request of $380,519. Students may request up to $6,000 per proposal.

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