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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Study: Predators can drive increase in virus populations

by Scott Schrage | University Communication

The transparent belly of a tiny beast has revealed how algae-infecting chloroviruses bloom in freshwater around the world, says a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Students grow through research

by: Linda Ulrich

Whether students are working toward undergraduate or graduate degrees, opportunities to participate in research are plentiful.


Kaitlyn Cuming is researching the capacity for beef production in Nebraska.

Yichuan Hu is analyzing the effect of the particle size of flours on gut microbial fermentation.

Madeleine Koenig is investigating the molecular mechanisms of fetal alcohol syndrome using drosophila melanogaster as a model system.

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Van Etten
Friday, March 24, 2017

Van Etten looks back on half-century of science

After more than 50 years managing his lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, James Van Etten’s passion for research hasn’t waned.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BTN LiveBIG: A Nebraska researcher looks back at 50 years of discovery

By John Tolley, 7 months ago

“When you discover something that nobody else in the world has observed, to me that’s an ultimate high,” – Professor James Van Etten

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blast off: Insights could combat rice-infecting fungus

by Scott Schrage | University Communication

New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has revealed how the fungus behind a destructive rice disease evades the plant’s first immune response and silences the molecular sirens that mobilize reinforcements.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Obituary | Michael Boosalis

Michael G. Boosalis, 99, of Lincoln, died July 4. Boosalis was a faculty member in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Department of Plant Pathology from 1951 to 1988.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Dr. James R. Alfano named APS Fellow Award

James R. Alfano was born June 2, 1963, in Burbank, CA. He received his B.S. degree in 1986 in microbiology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. degree in 1993 in microbiology from Washington State University, where he pursued his thesis research at the Institute of Biological Chemistry. From 1993 to 1997, he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Plant Pathology of Cornell University (CU) in Ithaca, NY. From 1997 to 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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Anne Vidaver
Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Dr. Anne Vidaver named APS Award of Distinction

Anne K. Vidaver received her B.A. degree in biology at Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bacteriology at Indiana University, Bloomington. She joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska in 1966 and progressed from a position as a research associate to that of professor and head of the department within 18 years, a position she has held for the past 14 years. Dr. Vidaver’s initial contributions to plant pathology came through the excellence of her research program.

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James Van Etten
Friday, July 1, 2016

Dr. James Van Etten named APS Award of Distinction

Jim Van Etten was born in Cherrydale Virginia and spent most of his youth in Peoria Illinois. He received his BA degree from Carlton College in Minnesota and attended graduate school at the University of Illinois where he received both his M.S. and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology. Following graduate school he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for studies in Molecular Biology at the University of Pavia, Italy.

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James R. Steadman
Friday, July 1, 2005

James R. Steadman APS Excellence in International Service Award

James R. Steadman was born in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and worked in a family landscape business while attending Westlake High School and Hiram College. After graduating from Hiram with a B.A. degree in biology in 1964, he obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sponsored by an NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

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