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Tag: Microbiology and Cell Science

Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to… Read More

Microbiology and cell science chair on diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

In late August, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognized Eric Triplett, chair of the UF/IFAS department of microbiology and cell science, with the William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists. In its… Read More

UF researchers ask, ‘What if oncologists thought like ecologists?’

Fire ants

Above: Like ants in a colony, cancer cells must communicate with each other to survive. Getty Images What do wildlife and cancer cells have in common? Quite a lot, argues a new article authored by University of Florida… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty to use $141M in research funding to improve corn, manage citrus greening, suppress mosquito-borne diseases and more

Scientists at UF/IFAS are using this year’s allotment of $141 million in research funding to develop better sweet corn, improve cow-calf breeding, make further progress toward controlling citrus greening disease and more. Robert Gilbert, dean of UF/IFAS Research… Read More

UF professor earns national award for innovative research

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Researcher. Scholar. Change agent.  Nian Wang, a professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been recognized for all of these roles by the American Phytopathological… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS offers new environmental microbiology graduate certificate

Typically, we hear of microscopic organisms causing problems, such as harmful algal blooms in Florida. But what if we could harness these creatures for good, such as using tiny organisms that thrive in environments with increased sun exposure… Read More

University of Florida researchers find promising new treatment in fight to beat citrus greening

By RUTH BORGER GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered another possible solution to the plague of citrus greening that is impacting Florida’s citrus groves.  This new information adds to the growing portfolio of knowledge that… Read More

UF Online Programs See New Gains in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida online degree programs saw new gains in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings released this week. UF Online, the University of Florida’s online undergraduate program, rose to the No. 4… Read More

Three UF/IFAS Faculty Members Elected 2019 AAAS Fellows, Largest Number Yet

Three faculty members with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, according to an announcement… Read More

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human health – a… Read More