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Filling in the Gaps of HIV

Biochemist helps discover major protein in deadly virus

Seeing the whole picture can mean a lot when it comes to figuring out HIV. Researchers at the University of Missouri Bond Life Sciences Center are gaining a clearer idea of what a key protein in HIV looks like, which will help explain the flexible protein’s vital role in the virus life cycle. The protein the researchers imaged is a building…

Recognized for Visibility

Two CAFNR faculty members honored for citations

Two University of Missouri faculty members, both in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, were recognized by the American Society of Plant Biologists as authors of the most highly cited papers published between 2009 and 2013 in the Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, two top journals in plant biology. Included in the prestigious list are Gary Stacey, Curators Professor…

An Excellent Advisor

Shari Freyermuth receives the 2015 Excellence in Advising Award from MU's Advisors Forum

Each year MU recognizes a faculty and staff member who possess qualities of a remarkable undergraduate student advisor. Freyermuth was the recipient of the faculty advisor award due to her evidence of effective advising qualities and practices.

Tomato, Heal Thyself

A better understanding of immune response could lead to better crops

Research has uncovered new regulations of defense pathways of plants. This could lead to helping crops fight off bacteria.

Our 4 of ’39

Four CAFNR students were honored as part of the Mizzou '39 outstanding seniors

Four outstanding students from the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources were selected to be recipients of the prestigious Mizzou ‘39 award. Each year the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents this award to 39 remarkable seniors. They are chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community. The honorees represent a variety of majors,…

The Art of Plant Science

Biochemistry postdoc's research is added to LSC sculpture

An agricultural biochemistry student’s artwork has been added to a prominent Mizzou sculpture.

Recycling Mitochondria

Molecule may lessen severity of Parkinson's Disease

A molecule could be key to developing drugs that will keep brain cells healthy in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The All-In Enzyme

Discovery may result in treatments for cancer, heart disease

The behavior of an enzyme may reveal details to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and heart disease.

ID’ing Mutant Proteins

Studies provide new insights into human metabolic disease

Mizzou research can help with patient diagnosis and development of therapeutic options for hypoglycemia, muscle disease and hormonal abnormalities.

Science ARTreach

Beamer implements Science ARTreach program in local elementary school

Lesa Beamer, associate professor of Biochemistry, is taking her talents to the arts. She and several other Mizzou professors have teamed up with the Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia to implement her “Science ARTreach” program in several of their classrooms. Beamer’s project was recently funded with a research grant from the National Science Foundation. She began working towards…