Tag: Microbiology and Cell Science

UF/IFAS CALS Major Offers Scholarships to Transfer Students with Florida College AA Degrees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Charlene Mitchell, 21, wanted to become a microbiologist since the age of 10. As the first in her single-parent family to attend college, Mitchell decided to start her higher education experience at Pensacola State College… Read More

UF/IFAS Scientist to Work with Team Developing New Greening-Tolerant Citrus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Nian Wang pieces together sequences of genes, he hopes to make citrus varieties that are more tolerant to the deadly disease known as greening, which has devastated a multibillion dollar-a-year industry in Florida. Wang,… Read More

UF Online Rises to Fifth in the Nation for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

UF/IFAS CALS Offers Two Majors Through UF Online GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Online has risen to No. 5 in the 2019 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best online programs in the country, up from… Read More

Evolution of Symbiotic Organs Helps Squids, Other Animals Survive  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animals need microbes to survive and thrive, and many organisms have evolved mutually beneficial organs to house these microbes, said a University of Florida scientist. Scientists call the relationship between these organs “symbiotic” because they… Read More

Happy Holidays from UF/IFAS, by way of Antarctica!

  Happy Holidays from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, by way of Antarctica! Globe-trotting Gators Brent Christner, left, an associate professor with the UF/IFAS microbiology and cell science department, and Christina Davis, right,… Read More

USDA-NIFA Honors UF/IFAS Faculty with Prestigious Teaching Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two faculty members with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received Excellence in Teaching awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) on Nov. 11…. Read More

11 UF/IFAS Faculty Members, Graduate Students Honored with National NACTA Teaching Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) recognized University of Florida faculty and students for their excellence in teaching at its 64th annual conference in June at Iowa State University. The conference brings… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called biomass – using currently available technology. Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel. That potential… Read More