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Shari Freyermuth Receives Allan W. Purdy Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Shari Freyermuth, associate teaching professor and director of undergraduate advising in biochemistry, and assistant dean for academic programs and director of student services in CAFNR, received the Allan W. Purdy Award for Distinguished Service at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11. Freyermuth also received the 2015 MU Excellence in Advising Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, the 2015…

Scott Peck Receives Distinguished Researcher Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Scott Peck, professor of biochemistry, received the Distinguished Researcher Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11. After an outstanding career overseas, Peck joined MU in 2005 as an associate professor of biochemistry. He has served as a professor of biochemistry since 2016. Peck has published 54 peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters. He has…

Tackling a New Challenge

Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary joins CAFNR as an assistant teaching professor of Biochemistry

Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary loves a challenge. Mehra-Chaudhary has tackled a variety of challenges and switched her fields of study a handful of times throughout her career. She recently joined the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as an assistant teaching professor of Biochemistry. She joins CAFNR from The Molecular Interactions Core in the Mizzou Office of Research.…

Ed Coe and Doug Randall Honored at St. Louis Academy of Science Awards

Two CAFNR researchers were honored at the 25th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Thursday, April 4. Ed Coe, professor emeritus, plant sciences, was awarded the 2019 Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award. Doug Randall, professor emeritus, biochemistry, and director emeritus, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, received the 2019 Trustees Award. Since its inception in 1856, the Academy has promoted connecting science…

Scott Peck Named Fellow of American Society of Plant Biologists

Scott Peck, professor of biochemistry, was named a fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists. These are awarded in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the Society by current members. No more than than 0.2% of the current membership each year can be awarded this honor. Learn more about ASPB at their…

Making a Broader Impact

MU faculty, staff, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows share their research in China

University of Missouri graduate students Shannon King and Rachel Owen spent the first Sunday of November in Baltimore speaking to a room full of Global Plant Council members and guests about the importance of science communication – especially for graduate students who are beginning their scientific careers. King and Owen shared their experiences from a recent international trip in August,…

Success in Research

CAFNR Student Wins Outstanding Poster Presentation at National Conference 

Paxton Kostos, a junior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has always been curious. It was this curiosity that led her to win Outstanding Poster Presentation in the Cell Biology category at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Kostos’ interest in science was sparked in elementary school. “I have always been…

Building a Bridge to Success

MU and Danforth Center collaborative agreement showcases Missouri's plant biology strength

It was four years ago when the University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center entered into a collaborative agreement that would lead to the hiring of four new researchers, each of whom would enhance the plant biology research not only in the state, but also across the globe. Three of those positions are now filled, with the…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 23 faculty members this fall 

Each fall the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomes new faculty members to fulfill teaching, research and extension missions. This fall, CAFNR’s 23 new faculty members are at the forefront in a breadth of fields, including wildlife population modeling, nutrient metabolism in cattle, animal well-being, structural biology of viral/host interactions, collective entrepreneurship, water resources planning, genome editing and…

Columns of Pride

CAFNR recognizes six alumni with the college’s highest honor

CAFNR recently honored its inaugural class of recipients of the CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. “We are proud to recognize…