Science Codex: New study shows algae virus can jump to mammalian cells
New research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has provided the first direct evidence than an algae-infecting virus can invade mammalian cells. "A few years ago, no on I know would have made a prediction like this," said David Dunigan, research professor of plant pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Nikita Gambhir receives Widaman Distinguished Graduate Assistant award
Nikita Gambhir, Department of Plant Pathology graduate student in Sydney Everhart's lab, was named recipients of the Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award for basic research.
Jyothi Kumar awarded for Milton E. Mohr 2016-2017 Biotechnology Fellowship
Jyothi Kumar(adviser: Steven Harris) selected for Milton E. Mohr 2016-2017 Biotechnology Fellowship on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.
Foiling Rice-Spoiling Fungus
Rice blast spoils between 10 and 30 percent of annual rice yields worldwide — enough to feed as many as 60 million people. Recent outbreaks of the disease, which also strikes wheat and grass crops, have ranged from Brazil to Bangladesh.
Plant pathologists at Nebraska have revealed how the fungus behind blast disease can evade rice’s first immune response and silence the molecular sirens that mobilize reinforcements. The team’s identification of a key fungal gene and associated protein could inform genetic modification efforts to combat the disease.
Discovery, achievement, recognition: the year in Husker research
Reflecting the life-changing innovation of research at Nebraska, the 2016-2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Report is now available to the public.
Assembled by Nebraska's Office of Research and Economic Development, the annual report highlights the creativity and diligence that drives the university’s research growth. This past year, research expenditures totaled $295 million.
Raquel Rocha awarded for UNL 2016 Spring Research Fair
Raquel Rocha, doctoral student, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture wins the UNL 2016 Spring Research Fair Award for her poster titled
"Plant-fungal metabolic interplay at the leaf surface governs infection-related development by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae"
2016 Graduate Poster Session Award Winners will receive a $400 travel grant to present their research at a regional or national conference.
Timothy Harris nominated for 2016 Outstanding Employee Award
Timothy Harris, research technologist in plant pathology, nominated for 2016 Outstanding Employee Award for his dedication and excellent job performance.
Dr. Satyanarayana Tatineni Promoted to Adjunct Professor
Dr. Satyanarayana Tatineni is promoted to Adjunct Professor effective June 1, 2016. Dr.
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