A rose by any other name...
What’s in a name? Our department has been officially called the Department of Botany and Microbiology since January 1961 — more than 50 years — but, if all goes as planned, we’re about to become the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology. More
Congratulations to Nikki of the Lawson Microbial Systematics Lab. Well done!
Niki gave a talk Friday November 9th at the 101st Annual Oklahoma Academy of Sciences Meeting (being held at UCO in conjunction with the Oklahoma Microscopy Society technical meeting) on the use of high-resolution electron microscopy to characterize and quantify microbial influenced corrosion of steel. She was awarded 1stplace for her talk: “An Assessment of Measurements Generated by Scanning Electron Microscopy for Determining Microbial Contributions to Biocorrosion” This decision was based on rankings from a panel of judges who were present at the meeting, and given based on abstract/presentation quality, merit of microscopic advancements, and value of contribution to scientific knowledge. As the first prize winner of the Timpano Award, Niki will receive an all expenses-paid trip to the 2013 national meeting of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) or Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS) to present a paper or poster on his or her research, in addition to a $100 cash scholarship.
Dr. Liz Karr is a Junior Investigaor on OU's recently awarded NIH CoBRE in Structural Biology
An OU research team has been awarded a 5-year, $9.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to fund structural biology research. Dr. Liz Karr is a junior investigator on the project. More
Dr. Paul A. Lawson named BISMiS Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Paul A. Lawson as been unanimously elected as the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin for the Bergey's International Society for Microbial Systematics (BISMiS). More
Dr. Marielle Hoefnagels Publishes New Textbook
Dr. Mariëlle Hoefnagels published a new nonmajors biology textbook early in 2012. More
Provost Dissertation Prize Winner
Dr. Jessica Sieber received the 2011 Provost’s Ph. D. Dissertation Award for her dissertation entitled: “Investigations of Interspecies Electron Transfer mechanisms Important to Syntrophic Metabolism.”
Dr. Paul A. Lawson has established the “Center for Microbial Identification and Taxonomy (CMIT)”.
With the advent of culture-independent methods coupled with next generation sequencing such as pyrosequencing, an almost unimaginable microbial diversity as been revealed. More
Provost’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Nikki Johnson of the Lawson Lab is the recipient of the 2011 Provost’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Science and Engineering. More
Dr. Ben Holt was awarded the NSF CAREER grant for his lab’s research on genes regulating flowering time in response to changing day length. More
Dr. Ben Holt Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Microbiology Graduate Student Bryan Crable is a Fulbright Scholar
Bryan Crable recently returned from Wageningen, NL, where he worked in the research group of Drs. Alfons Stams and Caroline Plugge at Wageningen University. More
Summer Undergraduate Course: Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
Dr. Bradley Stevenson (Microbiology) conducted a two-week summer undergraduate course on the University of Oklahoma campus from July 24th to August 6th 2011. More
EPSCoR Women in Science Day
Dr. Laura Bartley participated in the Women in Science Conference encourages young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. More
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