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Research in Hua Lab Makes Breakthrough on Genomics Studies and Teaching

Dr. Zhihua Hua

With 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, […]

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July 5, 2019 at 2:03 pmResearch

Showalter Receives Baker Award for Study of Plant Cell Wall Proteins

Dr. Allan Showalter’s 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 […]

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June 10, 2019 at 7:57 amResearch

Alumni News | Khan, Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi, Passes Away

Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan

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 Karachi’s vice chancellor. Khan earned a Ph.D. in Botany from the College of Arts & Sciences in […]

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May 13, 2019 at 1:56 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Alumni News | Rahman, Former Governor of Sumatra, Passes Away

Dr. Marlis Rahman

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 […]

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May 13, 2019 at 12:26 pmAlumni

Alumni News | Cribben, First Plant Biology Ph.D., Passes Away

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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May 13, 2019 at 11:55 amAlumni

DeForest Article Examines Leaf Decay, Carbon Cycling in Temperate Forest

Dr. Jared DeForest

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 […]

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May 11, 2019 at 4:07 pmResearch

Purdue Honors Wyatt with Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award

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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May 5, 2019 at 6:20 pmNews