Data Blitz 2017

Graduate students Marianne Emery and Vivek Shrestha (pictured left to right) spread the word of amino acid rebalancing at the Division of Biological Sciences Data Blitz!

Marianne Emery and Vivek Shrestha at Data Blitz

Phenotyper appearance at IPG Symposium

The high-throughput phenotyping team caught attention at Mizzou’s 34th Annual IPG Symposium!!  The team exhibited the approximately 4 ft x 4 ft custom built phenotyper, along the side of their research poster during Wednesday evening’s poster session.  The interdisciplinary team, led by Ruthie Angelovici and Heather Hunt, is composed of four undergraduate engineering students from Mizzou.

High throughput phenotyping team

Pictured (left to right):  Yen On Chan, Chloe Rees, Nurhidayatun Anuar, Jacob Gajewski, Ruthie Angelovici, and Heather Hunt.

Lab Updates April ’17

The Spring semester 2017 is winding to an end, however the lab is busy as ever gearing up for the long summer of work ahead. We are saying a sincere farewell to both Albert Batushansky and Edmond Rieffer as they move on to pursue new opportunities. Albert has accepted a position with a biomedical technology company in Oklahoma City, OK. After a draining application and interview process, Edmond has been accepted into graduate school at the University of Middle Tennessee. We are sad to see them go, and equally excited for the opportunities they will discover in their new adventures. The lab plans to add one or two rotating PhD students this summer who will spend time learning the intricacies of Dr. Angelovici’s work. In addition to these graduate students, the lab will be adding a new undergraduate assistant, Younis Dabbagh. We are learning and growing each day as a lab and having a good time doing it!


New PhD Rotation Student

Our lab has a recent addition, a PhD rotation student named Patrick who has joined the lab for the next several months as he works towards his degree. Patrick has already spent time in several other labs in Bond Life Science Building and has therefore had an opportunity to meet and work with several of UM’s Life Science faculty. We are excited to have Patrick join us for the next several months and to see where this opportunity takes him!


In an attempt to delve into the vast world of maize science and field work the members of our lab have been taking turns collaborating with the Flint-Garcia lab to learn how to plant and pollinate maize. It is hot and messy work compared to the Arabidopsis grow rooms but everyone is learning a lot. This new skill set will be applied in future years by the Angelovici lab to study various traits in maize seed.