Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology research"

Vis Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Brazil

Dr. Morgan Vis

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Dr. Morgan Vis has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Brazil in Biology. Vis is Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University. In 2018-2019 she was named an Ohio University Presidential […]

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August 29, 2019 at 9:40 amNews Research

Wyatt Lab Gets Another Ride to Space Station as NASA Preps for Moon Mission

From left, OHIO grad student Alex Meyers, OHIO Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology Sarah Wyatt, technician Nathan Madonich, and Ohio Wesleyan Professor Chris Wolverton.

NASA announced on Aug. 7 that Dr. Sarah Wyatt received an award for plant biology studies, with another spaceflight to the International Space Station in her lab’s future as the United States prepares for  missions to the Moon and Mars. Wyatt’s was one of 15 grants “for new space biology […]

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August 18, 2019 at 9:47 amNews Research

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

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

From the International Space Station to an OHIO Lab

From the International Space Station to an OHIO 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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April 29, 2019 at 8:51 amIn Class Research

Faik, Held Get USDA Grant to Develop Cell Wall Analytical Tools

Dr. Michael Held

Dr. Ahmed Faik, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, is the principal investigator on a one-year $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative exploratory research grant program for a project titled “Developing A High-Throughput Analytical Tool For Plant Cell Wall […]

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April 7, 2019 at 3:11 pmResearch