Past Graduate Justin Dee Publication
Justin Dee has recently been published in The American Midland Naturalist with article titled "Mowing Frequency Influences Number of Flowering Stems but not Population Age Struture of Asclepias viridis, an Important Monarch Host Plant." See article here.
Spring 2019 MS Graduate Mylissa Stover
Mylissa has gotten a job at NXTnano in Claremore, OK, a biotech company that makes polymer based nanofibers for filtration and performance apparel applications.
Spring 2019 MS Graduate Qing Li
Qing is starting her Ph.D. in Genetics at Fundan University, one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China.
Former PBEE Graduate Ky Shen
Ky Shen, a former Biology 1114 and PBIO 1404 TA has landed a position as Biology Instructor at Coffeyville Community College in southeast Kansas.
Dr. Ming Yang receives OCAST grant
Dr. Ming Yang was awarded an OCAST grant for his work on the regulation of stomates in leaves! His grant is entitled: A new leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase in stomatal lineage regulation.
Milkweeds & Monarchs
Mark Fishbein participated in a meeting entitled “Milkweeds & Monarchs” at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, in Upperville, Virginia, June 10-13, 2019. The meeting brought together researchers, journalists, and artists from the across the US, as well as the UK and Brazil, to share information about the ecology and evolution of milkweeds and monarch butterflies, insects that feed only on milkweed species during their caterpillar phase. The meeting resulted in new research and outreach initiatives to further study and conserve this important ecological interaction.
Dr. Mike Palmer quoted in Oklahoma Evolution/Climate News May 2019
Palmer is a retired OSU Botany Professor.
SUNY Washington Internship Program
Congratulations to Plant Biology major Kelli Norton! She was awarded to the SUNY Washington Internship Program where she will spend a semester in Washington, DC in her chosen career field. You can read more about the SUNY Washington Internship Program here.
Congratulations to PBEE grad student Kumar Shrestha for winning the 2018 Mr. International competition! He was awarded a $500 scholarship from the International Student Organization. More information here.
A green alga isolated by the Henley lab from the Great Salt Plains in Oklahoma, and currently being studied in the lab, has a fascinating genome that appears to make it very resilient under environmental change, according to a new publication from Rutgers: How some algae may survive climate change
Adventure Camp Meets Field Botany
Mark Fishbein recently spent a day with 7-12 year old future scientists at Lake McMurtry Adventure Camp, https://www.facebook.com/lakemcmurtryoac/. He presented information on plant biology and how plant specimens are collected and used in research. During a nature hike, the campers learned about the diversity of prairie plants in the Great Plains. For more information about the camp please visit the Lake McMurtry Adventure Camp website at https://www.lakemcmurtry.com/adventure-camp.html.