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  1. #IAmScience: Sam Yanders (6/18/2022) - By Cara Penquite | Bond LSC When Samantha Yanders stepped to the front of Monsanto Auditorium, she followed presentations from two researchers with three degrees each. Yanders only had three years of undergraduate research experience. Nevertheless, she pinned the microphone to her tie, ran her fingers through her short curly hair, and explained her research […]
  2. Stacey lab is in the IPG spotlight 2022 video (5/26/2022) - See our lab members Dr. Jaehyo Song, Dr. Jared Ellingsen, Ana Caroline Conrado, and Bruna Montes Luz in the IPG Spotlight 2022 video.
  3. Congratulations to Bruna Montes Luz, LSC Person of the Month for April! (4/21/2022) - Bruna Montes Luz, PhD student at the Stacey lab, has been chosen as the Bond Life Sciences Center Person of the Month for April. Here are some of the comments someone had to share about Bruna: “Bruna is a constant in the LSC who welcomes everyone and built a community helping international students and other […]
  4. Video – using polymer dots to image plant receptors (3/18/2022) - Listen to Prof. Zeev Rosenweig, University of Maryland, discuss our collaborative project on the use of Pdots to image plant receptors.
  5. Another piece of the pathway: Stacey lab identifies enzyme key to regulating plant metabolism (2/28/2022) - By: Karly Balslew | Bond LSC When we get hurt, our body signals our brain to warn us about stress and damage. We acknowledge the damage and then initiate the proper steps to heal. Plants may have different receptors that read these stress signals, but the process is similar. “When someone crushes the plant tissue, […]
  6. New observation from Stacey lab could help advance plant engineering (5/25/2021) - By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Think about how a home alarm system alerts a person to a potential burglary with sensors detecting whether an intruder picked a lock, came through a window or came through a garage. Plants are much like this, surviving with the help of their thousands of sensors that can send […]
  7. New publication in Nature Communications (5/13/2021) - Our latest publication, S-acylation of P2K1 mediates extracellular ATP-induced immune signaling in Arabidopsis, has just been published in Nature Communications.  Abstract: S-acylation is a reversible protein post-translational modification mediated by protein S-acyltransferases (PATs). How S-acylation regulates plant innate immunity is our main concern. Here, we show that the plant immune receptor P2K1 (DORN1, LecRK-I.9; extracellular ATP […]
  8. #IAmScience Jordan Brungardt (3/30/2021) - By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC When one hears of a magician, they think of a man that pulls a rabbit out of a top hat or ‘cuts’ people in half. Magicians have a lot of tricks up their sleeve. People do not think of scientists as magicians, yet they still perform wonderous things. “I […]
  9. Two Postdoctoral Positions Available – University of Missouri (3/15/2021) - Position 1: Seeking candidates skilled in plant genetics/ molecular biology to join an NSF funded project to apply high resolution methods (single cell) to investigating the mechanisms of legume-rhizobium nodulation. Candidate will join an excellent, multidisciplinary, collaborative group using cutting edge, single-cell methods to explore metabolomic, proteomic and transcriptomic responses of the plant to rhizobial […]
  10. MU Plant Research Symposium – Bruna’s presentation (3/6/2021) - Our PhD student, Bruna Montes Luz, presented her work “Tissue-specific translatome analysis unveils new genetic players in the soybean-Bradyrhizobium interaction” at the MU Plant Research Symposium 2021. She was awarded a prize for third best lightning talk!  Check out her presentation below
  11. Check out our DOE project update (2/10/2021) - One of the projects in the lab is aimed at developing a novel infrared super resolution fluorescence imaging technique to investigate important receptor-ligand binding events in plant cells. This is done in collaboration with researchers from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and from EMSL (Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory).  Dr. Rosenzweig, thank you for sharing the […]
  12. Postdoctoral position – Purinergic signaling in plants (2/6/2021) -  Postdoctoral position, Purinergic signaling in plants, available immediately, University of Missouri  Description: A postdoctoral position is available for a NIH/NSF-funded project to explore the role of purinergic signaling in in plants. Purinergic signaling, although not extensively studied in plants, affects a wide range of plant processes, including those associated with the plant response to abiotic […]
  13. BIPS: Bringing Plant Science and Engineering Together (2/4/2021) -   By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Technology advancements have always driven scientific discoveries in order to perform in depth research, but that has never been more true today. “A couple of decades ago it was perfectly fine to be an engineer and a biologist and live in your own world,” David Mendoza said. “But […]
  14. CAFNR Office of Research Recognizes Drivers of Distinction (12/22/2020) - Dr. Gary Stacey has been recognized as one of CAFNR’s Drivers of Distinction, alongside other 9 faculty members.  The honor was given to the faculty members who had the highest total shared credit research expenditures over the past 10 years (2011-20). To check out all the faculty members who were recognized, access the CAFNR website. […]
  15. Decoding Science – Seed size matters: searching for a gene to make a bigger soybean (11/3/2020) - By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Patience is a virtue, at least it is for Bing Stacey. Stacey recently completed a project that took her a total of eight years. It took her five years to develop a fast neutron mutant population and it took an additional three years to screen the population to identify […]
  16. Decoding Science – Learning from History (10/26/2020) - By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Until the 1990s, the presence and significance of extracellular ATP, a nucleotide that normally provides energy to a cell, in animal cells was highly contested for decades. Now, the Gary Stacey lab at Bond Life Sciences Center is using that history lesson to explore ATP’s role in plant cells. […]
  17. InterConnections: Get to Know Member Beverly J. Agtuca (6/18/2020) - InterConnections: Get to Know Member Beverly J. Agtuca From: International society for molecular plant-microbe interaction. Link By JCROWSON “The February 2020 Editor’s pick for MPMI is “In-Situ Metabolomic Analysis of Setaria viridis Roots Colonized by Beneficial Endophytic Bacteria” with first author Beverly Agtuca, a graduate student in the lab of Gary Stacey at the University of Missouri. To read more about […]
  18. Chun Jong-Yoon, our former Ph.D. student, whose company created a COVID-19 test using AI technology. (3/13/2020) - Chun Jong-Yoon, our former Ph.D., is founder and CEO of Seegene, a South Korean biotech company. Seegene were already working on Coronavirus before the 1st confirmed case in South Korea. They started to develop the test without ever having a physical sample of the virus. And they were able to come up with a test […]
  19. Beverly’s paper is an MPMI research highlight. (2/27/2020) - In-Situ Metabolomic Analysis of Setaria viridis Roots Colonized by Beneficial Endophytic Bacteria Editor’s Pick! Endophytes colonize plants, sometimes to the benefit of the host. Beverly Agtuca and colleagues examine the effect of colonization by a bacterial Herbaspirillum endophyte on the metabolome of host cells, indicating increases in purine, zeatin, and riboflavin pathways.
  20. Shin-Ichiro won the poster competition! (2/21/2020) - Shin-Ichiro won the poster competition! Yesterday, Feb 20, our visiting student from Japan, Shin- Ichiro Agake had a wonderful poster in MU Plant Research Symposium. Congratulations Shin!!!  
  21. Congratulations Dr. Gary Stacey, you’re a Highly Cited Researcher for 2019 (11/20/2019) - Congratulations Dr. Gary Stacey, you’re a Highly Cited Researcher for 2019 Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the world’s most influential researchers. The select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1%, of the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields, […]
  22. INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL INNOVATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2019 (11/6/2019) - INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL INNOVATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2019 Link: https://en.tuat-global.jp/event/3597/  
  23. #I Am Science Fernanda Amaral (10/28/2019) - # I am Science Fernanda Amaral By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Growing up on farm in Brazil, Fernanda Amaral often wondered why her father had to treat the soil with nitrogen fertilizer between growing cycles. She questioned why the soil wasn’t enough to consistently provide crops the nutrients they needed to grow and flourish. […]
  24. Beyond the visible: building a microscope that takes a quantum leap (10/28/2019) - Researchers from MU, the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are building a microscope that doesn’t yet exist. By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Tiny neon dots speckle a black backdrop – and no, this isn’t a Hasbro Lite Brite. Rather, these fluorescent dots indicate something about plants that scientists research and […]
  25. Prof. Gary Stacey returned from attending the 21st International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation (10/20/2019) - Prof. Gary Stacey returned from attending the 21st International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation From October 10th to 15th, 2019, the 21st International Conference on Nitrogen Fixation (ICNF 2019) was held on the campus of Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. This conference has been an interantion forum for scientific discussion on nitrogen fixation for over 40 […]
  26. Prof. Gary Stacey and Prof. Bing Stacey at the 7th MU-GNU Joint Symposium on Agrobiotechnology (10/10/2019) - Prof. Gary Stacey and Prof. Bing Stacey at the 7th MU-GNU Joint Symposium on Agrobiotechnology On 7th and 8th October 2019, Gyeongsang National University (GNU) and University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) had the wonderful 7th MU-GNU joint Symposium on Agrobiotechnology, hosted by Institute of Plant Biotechnology, GNU. At the Symposium, 16 professors from both MU and […]
  27. Congratulations, Dr. Nhung H. T. Hoang on your success (10/3/2019) - On Sept 30, 2019, Nhung Hoang defended her dissertation titled “The role of microRNAs in the legume – rhizobium nitrogen fixing symbiosis” to earn her doctoral degree!  Congrats, Nhung! Thanks Dr. Gary Stacey for your motivation, encouragement and support. And thanks for never leaving my side through the tough and ugly times, glad to have very nice […]
  28. Beverly and ASPB membership (8/23/2019) - Beverly and ASPB membership Beverly Agtuca, an ASPB member since 2017 (from ASPB news July/August 2019) In volume 46, number 4 of ASPB news (full version), Berverly shared her experience as an ASPB member. Being encouraged by Dr. Gary Stacey, Beverly joined ASPB to learn more about professional development and opportunities in sciences outside the […]
  29. Congratulations, An Pham on successfully defending your dissertation. (8/15/2019) - Congratulations, An Pham on successfully defending your dissertation. On August 8th, An Pham defended his dissertation to earn his Ph.D. degree! Congratulation An! Thanks Dr. Stacey for your great advice. Last but not least, family is a part of success.   
  30. Congratulation to Dr. Cuong X. Nguyen for successfully defending his dissertation. (8/5/2019) - Congratulation to Dr. Cuong X. Nguyen for successfully defending his dissertation. This morning, Cuong Xuan Nguyen successfully defended this Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Nguyen. Cuong is the first Ph.D. student of Prof. Bing Stacey. Congratulations, Bing!    
  31. Marina, Congratulations on your SBBq Award. (5/29/2019) - Marina, Congratulations on your SBBq Award. Friends and collaborators celebrating the nice poster of Ph.D. student Marina Cotta at the Brazilian Biochem and Mol Biol meeting. Left to right: Leonardo Cruz, Emanuel de Souza, Rose Adele Monteiro, Marina, Fabio Pedrosa. Another nice outcome of the long-standing UFPR-MU collaboration! And, Marina just shared the nice SBBq […]
  32. Beverly received the Millikan Award for Outstanding Research in Plant-Microbe Interactions. (5/28/2019) -  Beverly received the Millikan Award for Outstanding Research in Plant-Microbe Interactions. At the Division of Plant Sciences graduation banquet on Wednesday, May 3, Beverly received the Millikan Award for Outstanding Research in Plant-Microbe interactions! One of the most outstanding graduate awards in MU’s DPS!  For more background information on this award, please visit this website: […]
  33. Beverly passed her dissertation! Congrats! (5/28/2019) - Beverly passed her dissertation! Congrats! On Wednesday, April 24th, Beverly presented her dissertation to her colleagues and the community at the LSC Monsanto Auditorium. Her title was “Exploring the symbiotic relationship of plants and microbes by mass spectrometry imaging.” Congratulations to Beverly for passing her dissertation! Five years of hard work with 8 published articles […]
  34. Wow, Sterling! Congratulations on receiving Goldwater Scholarship (5/10/2019) - Wow, Sterling! Congratulations on receiving Goldwater Scholarship Junior plant sciences major Sterling Evans is a recipient of the 2019 Goldwater Scholarship and a member of the campus Christian group, Veritas. Photo by Michael Cali. By Marcus Wilkins “The Barry Goldwater Scholarship in Excellence Foundation looks for recipients who display a commitment to research in the […]
  35. Extension of Remarks – April 15, 2019: Congressional Record Honoring the 148 Inventors Inducted as the 2018 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (4/25/2019) - Record Honoring the 148 Inventors Inducted as the 2018 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. “Mr. MCCAUL. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the 148 inventors who will soon be inducted as the 2018 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in an induction ceremony in Houston, TX that will feature a […]
  36. LAESI-21T-FTICR-MS: a unique combination for direct MS analysis (4/17/2019) - Abstract from paper: “Mass spectrometry (MS) is an indispensable analytical tool to capture the array of metabolites within complex biological systems. However, conventional MS-based metabolomic workflows require extensive sample processing and separation resulting in limited throughput and potential alteration of the native molecular states in these systems. Ambient ionization methods, capable of sampling directly from […]
  37. Congratulation Gary Stacey for the 2019 UM system’s President’s Award (3/29/2019) -   “Please join me in congratulating Gary Stacey, LSC Investigator and Curator’s Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences, for the 2019 UM System’s President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence! Gary is well-known internationally for his work on bacterial nitrogen fixation, plant-microbe interactions, and soybean genomics. More recently, he has been the first to identify plant ATP […]
  38. Stacey named National Academy of Inventors Fellow (12/13/2018) - Stacey named National Academy of Inventors Fellow By Roger Meissen, Bond LSC Science and invention are both about discovering the possibilities in something. Those possibilities can create something new that improves the lives of people and advances our understanding of the world. It’s no surprise that Gary Stacey, a Bond Life Sciences Center primary investigator, […]
  39. Prof. Stacey given an Appreciation Award by the Department of Energy, Office of Science (10/22/2018) - Prof. Stacey given an Appreciation Award by the Department of Energy, Office of Science. Dr. Stephen Brinkley (on the right), Deputy Director for Science Programs, DOE, Office of Science, presents Dr. Gary Stacey (on the left) the Appreciation Award.   October 19, 2018. Dr. Stephen Binkley, Deputy Director for Science Programs, DOE, Office of Science […]
  40. Unexpected Complexity: A Three-dimensional Look into Plant Root Relationships with Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria (9/30/2018) - Unexpected Complexity: A Three-dimensional Look into Plant Root Relationships with Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria Original source: https://www.emsl.pnnl.gov/emslweb/news/unexpected-complexity-three-dimensional-look-plant-root-relationships-nitrogen-fixing-bacteria.   Scientists develop a three-dimensional molecular map of the distribution of bacterial metabolites in root nodules to aid sustainable agriculture.   The Science By fixing atmospheric nitrogen, some bacteria are able to help plants like beans, peas, and clovers thrive. How? […]
  41. Ten lessons to remember when hosting a conference (8/4/2018) - Ten lessons to remember when hosting a conference Gary Stacey Lesson 1. Maximize interactions among people. For example, it is great if you can manage to have everyone eat together. This way people can find each other and talk. Make sure that there is space in the poster sessions and hallways for people to interact. Have […]
  42. Katalin Toth, # I am science (7/17/2018) - Katalin Toth, # I am science A chance encounter brought Katalin Toth to Mizzou. The postdoctoral fellow, first heard about MU when Gary Stacey visited the University of Munich. Toth heard of a position opening up in his lab. She has now been in the Stacey Lab for six years. “I knew his work was […]
  43. Hà Dương, #I Am Science (6/26/2018) - Hà Dương, #I Am Science 8,124 miles. That’s how far Ph.D. student Ha Duong traveled from home to work in the Stacey Lab at Bond LSC. Duong came from her home in Vietnam where she studied plant sciences at Hanoi University of Agriculture. A chance encounter brought her to MU. “Back in my last year […]
  44. Beverly and ASPB Conviron Scholars program 2017-2018 (4/27/2018) - Beverly and ASPB Conviron Scholars program 2017-2018 Open to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students studying plant biology, the ASPB Conviron Scholars program delivers an experience intended to serve as a foundation for a career in plant science. Applications welcome from any country.  Students who apply to the program must be in good academic standing (verified […]
  45. Ami, congratulations on your new position. (4/19/2018) - It is always nice to hear good news about former lab members. Recently, Ami A. Patel, a former Ph.D. student in our lab, received a great promotion to become the new supervisor of the Core Sequencing group at the State of Maryland Department of Health – Laboratories. Alumni, let us know when good things happen […]
  46. We have poster winner, Congratulations Beverly!!! (4/19/2018) - We have poster winner, Congratulations Beverly!!! We are very proud of you, Beverly, a very nice award. Congratulations!
  47. Stacey Lab and Missouri Life Sciences Week 2018. (4/19/2018) - Stacey Lab and Missouri Life Sciences Week 2018. Joining in the energetic Missouri Life Sciences week 2018, Stacey Lab members had a wonderful time participating and exchanging ideas. Ph.D. student, Beverly J. Agtuca shared her research on applying new mass-spectrometry methods to understand the rhizobial-soybean symbiosis.  Beverly was one of only 6 students in the […]
  48. Time to say good bye and good luck to Dr.Shakhawat Hossain (4/19/2018) - A bitter sweet moment saying goodbye to Shakhawat as he leaves the lab for a nice job at Pivot Bio, Inc. in California. We will miss him but wish he great success in the future.
  49. Dr. Gary Stacey elected as a Fellow of the St. Louis Academy of Science (1/14/2018) - Dr. Gary Stacey elected as a Fellow of the St. Louis Academy of Science “Since its inception, the Academy has promoted the recognition of the impressive scientists of St. Louis. This tradition continues with the 24th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Each award-winner represents an extraordinary caliber of expertise”. “The Fellows Award recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding […]
  50. Adama joined a fund raising event and won a 5km run competition (11/27/2017) - Adama , a PhD student from the Stacey lab, participated in a fundraising for cancer research on November 23rd, 2017 and he won a 5km run competition in his age group. This event is organized by Boone hospital, annually.   Congratulation Adama!!!
  51. An Unexpected Path – Plant sciences student strives to obtain an education for the greater good (10/17/2017) - An Unexpected Path – Plant sciences student strives to obtain an education for the greater good Written by Jacob Shipley · October 13, 2017 Link to original story with photos   When Adama Tukuli, doctoral student in the Division of Plant Sciences, was growing up in Metahara, Ethiopia, attending school was not commonplace. “They love their kids and do everything they […]
  52. Beverly was selected for the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program (9/27/2017) - Beverly, a PhD student in the Stacey lab, was select for the American Society of Plant Biologists Scholars Program sponsored by CONVIRON. Congratulations Beverly! Click here to see the program details
  53. Sterling Evans #IAmScience (9/23/2017) - Sterling Evans #IAmScience By Allison Scott | Bond LSC – See the Original Story Here “#IAmScience because I want to focus my research on problems that exist in agriculture in undeveloped and third world countries.” Sterling Evans’mind wasn’t focused on research when he started college, but that would soon change. The sophomore plant sciences major uncovered […]
  54. Beverly has been selected to participate in the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program (8/27/2017) - ASPB Conviron Scholars Program Open to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students studying plant biology, the ASPB Conviron Scholars program delivers an experience intended to serve as a foundation for a career in plant science. Applications welcome from any country.  Students who apply to the program must be in good academic standing (verified by their Pl […]
  55. Drowning in Data (8/19/2017) - Drowning in Data By Emily Kummerfeld | Bond LSC (Original Story) New web-based framework helps scientists analyze and integrate data Large-scale data analysis on computers is not exactly what comes to mind when thinking about biological research. But these days, the potential benefit of work done in the lab or the field depends on them. […]
  56. Beverly Agtuca #IAmScience (8/14/2017) - Beverly Agtuca #I Am Science Original Story by Roger Meissen Beverly Agtuca was born in New York, but has family in the Philippines, a country that struggles with malnutrition and undernourishment. Her overall goal for her research is to help countries that struggle with undernourishment by increasing the agricultural productivity in those countries. “When I was […]
  57. The Stacey laboratory was recently awarded a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue their studies of purinergic signaling in plants. (7/25/2017) - The Stacey laboratory was recently awarded a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue their studies of purinergic signaling in plants. Abstract Purinergic signaling appears to be an ancient, conserved trait; for example, P2X receptors trace back one billion years in evolution. However, although virtually all organisms respond to extracellular ATP (eATP), […]
  58. Old friends, new ideas (5/17/2017) - A partnership between MU and Gyeongsang National University in South Korea has created lasting connections. Click here to the original story By Eleanor Hasenbeck | Bond Life Sciences Center Discussion went global this week as researchers converged from Gyeongsang National University in South Korea, MU and Washington University at Bond Life Sciences Center for the […]
  59. A group of students from the Stacey lab won the MU-DPS Trivia contest 2017 (5/3/2017) - A group of students from the Stacey lab, including Nhung Hoang (first from left) and Adama (fourth from left) won the trivia contest at the Division of Plant Sciences banquet on May 3, 2017. You can try the quiz using this Link.
  60. Sterling Evans received the best undergraduate poster award at the 33th Life Science Week (4/13/2017) - Sterling Evans, an undergraduate student of plant sciences, received the best undergraduate award for his poster on “Phenotypic screening of the response of Setaria viridis to plant growth promoting bacteria” at the 33th Life Science Week at the University of Missouri, 10-14 April, 2017. Sterling has joined the Stacey lab since the Fall semester of 2016. Figure. […]
  61. A new article on “Arabidopsis PUB13 regulates chitin receptor LYK5 protein abundance” published on New Phytologist (2/15/2017) - Arabidopsis E3 ubiquitin ligase PLANT U-BOX13 (PUB13) regulates chitin receptor LYSIN MOTIF RECEPTOR KINASE5 (LYK5) protein abundance Liao D, Cao Y, Sun X, Espinoza C, Nguyen CT, Liang Y, Stacey G   Summary Long-chain chitooligosaccharides are fungal microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) that are recognized by LYSIN MOTIF RECEPTOR KINASE5 (LYK5), inducing the formation of a […]
  62. Beverly received the 1st place in the poster competition at the MU DuPont Pioneer Symposium (2/9/2017) - Beverly received the 1st place in the poster competition at the MU DuPont Pioneer Symposium We congratulate Beverly on receiving the 1st place in the poster competition at the First MU DuPont Pioneer Symposium, 2017. Her poster title is “In situ metabolic profiling of symbiotic soybean-rhizobia interactions by laser ablation – electrospray ionization mass spectrometry […]
  63. Undergraduate students from Gyeongsang National University visited the Stacey Lab (1/26/2017) - Undergraduate students from Gyeongsang National University, Korea visited the Stacey Lab   Four undergraduate students from Gyeongsang National University visited the Stacey Lab on Friday, 20th January 2017 (photo). These students were selected for the 2016 Winter Global Pioneer Program GPP) from a contest involving 50 teams from different colleges and departments of Gyeongsang National University. […]
  64. A new article on “Divergent cytosine DNA methylation patterns in single-cell, soybean root hairs” published on New Phytologist (1/24/2017) - Divergent cytosine DNA methylation patterns in single-cell, soybean root hairs Md Shakhawat Hossain, Taiji Kawakatsu, Kyung Do Kim, Zhang Ning, Cuong T. Nguyen, Saad M. Khan, Josef M. Batek, Trupti Joshi, Jeremy Schmutz, Jane Grimwood, Robert J. Schmitz, Dong Xu, Scott A. Jackson, Joseph R. Ecker, Gary Stacey Abstract Chromatin modifications, such as cytosine methylation of DNA, play a significant role in mediating gene expression in plants, […]
  65. A recent review on “The Role of Plant Innate Immunity in the Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis” (1/20/2017) - The Role of Plant Innate Immunity in the Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis (Annual Review of Plant Biology) Yangrong Cao, Morgan K. Halane, Walter Gassmann, Gary Stacey The nitrogen fixing rhizobium-legume symbiosis is considered mutualistic since both the plant host and bacterial symbiont appear to derive benefit: the plant host in the form of fixed nitrogen, which they […]
  66. A presentation on “Nitrogen Fixation to Impact Global Food Production” By Prof. Gary Stacey at the GIFS Conference 2016 (12/23/2016) -
  67. New article: Chitin receptor CERK1 links salt stress and chitin-triggered innate immunity in Arabidopsis (11/30/2016) - Chitin receptor CERK1 links salt stress and chitin-triggered innate immunity in Arabidopsis Catherine Espinoza, Yan Liang, Gary Stacey Summary In nature, plants need to respond to multiple environmental stresses that require involvement and fine-tuning of different stress signaling pathways. Cross-tolerance in which plants pre-treated with chitin (a fungal microbe-associated molecular pattern) have improved salt tolerance […]
  68. GmHGO1 manuscript has been published on Plant Physiology journal (9/28/2016) - Identification of Homogentisate Dioxygenase as a Target for Vitamin E Biofortification in Oilseeds (link to the full paper) Minviluz G. Stacey*, Rebecca E. Cahoon , Hanh T. Nguyen, Yaya Cui, Shirley Sato, Cuong T. Nguyen, Nongnat Phoka, Kerry M. Clark, Yan Liang, Joe Forrester, Josef Batek, Phat Tien Do, David A. Sleper, Thomas E. Clemente, […]
  69. DORN1 modeling manuscript has been published on PLOSONE journal (9/2/2016) - Computational Analysis of the Ligand Binding Site of the Extracellular ATP Receptor, DORN1 Cuong The Nguyen, Kiwamu Tanaka, Yangrong Cao, Sung-Hwan Cho, Dong Xu, Gary Stacey   Abstract   DORN1 (also known as P2K1) is a plant receptor for extracellular ATP, which belongs to a large gene family of legume-type (L-type) lectin receptor kinases. Extracellular […]
  70. Beverly Agtuca received a travel award to attend the 2016 IS-MPMI Congress (8/17/2016) - The International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI) has awarded Beverly Agtuca a travel award  to attend the IS-MPMI XVII Congress, July 17-21, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Awards up to $750 were used to pay for her registration, travel, and/or lodging expenses.  Award selection was based on the quality of the applicant’s science reflected in […]
  71. The Soybean Precision Genomics and Mutant Finder Workshops (August 3-4, 2016) (2/17/2016) - The 5th Annual Soybean Precision Genomics and Mutant Finder Workshops August 3-4, 2016 University of Missouri – Columbia The 5th annual Soybean Precision Genomics and Mutant Finder Workshops will be held on August 3-4, 2016, at the University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri. The workshops will feature: 1) Presentations on soybean mutant resources 2) Tutorials on cutting edge technologies used for: […]
  72. Stacey Lab Alumna Receives National Distinguished Dissertation Award (12/4/2015) - MU Alumna Receives National Distinguished Dissertation Award Research will open a new field of plant research Dec. 04, 2015 Link to original story Story Contact(s): Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217 By Amanda Narverud COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou alumna Jeongmin Choi has received the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for her innovative research in plant […]
  73. Cathy successfully defenses her PhD dissertation (12/3/2015) - Catherine Espinoza (Cathy) received her bachelor degree in biological sciences from the University of Federico Villarreal, Lima-Peru in 2001. Before coming to MU in 2008, she worked as a research assistant at the Division of Conservation and Characterization of Plant Genetic Resources, International Potato Center (CIP), Lima-Peru (2003-2008), and as a biotechnology and biodiversity consultant at the Economic Commission for […]
  74. Three’s Company: Sibling trio reflects on agricultural and immigrant roots that led to Mizzou (10/24/2015) - It would not be hard to understand why Homecoming at the University of Missouri may have an extra special meaning to Hli, Yia and See Yang. As first-generation Americans and college students they share a common bond not only through their Mizzou pride but also through the embedded core values of family, hard work and […]
  75. A MU sophomore Joined the Stacey Lab for a Summer Research Internship (8/14/2015) - A MU sophomore Joined the Stacey Lab for a Summer Research Internship
  76. SoyKB: a powerful tool at the junction of plant biology and computer science (6/20/2015) - SoyKB: a powerful tool at the junction of plant biology and computer science Click here to Original article with photos by Jan Wiese-Fales Soybeans are big business in Missouri, which ranks in the nation’s top five soybean-producing states. In 2014, the tiny beans represented a $4.5 billion dollar industry for the Show-Me State. The University […]
  77. Dr Gary Stacey has been named one of the top authors of ASPB journals (5/4/2015) - Recognizing Our Authors (from ASPB)
  78. Bacteria tracked feeding nitrogen to nutrient-starved plants (4/10/2015) - Bacteria tracked feeding nitrogen to nutrient-starved plants
  79. SoyKB and iPlant streamline complex bioinformatics analysis (8/13/2014) - SoyKB and iPlant streamline complex bioinformatics analysis FEATURE | AUGUST 13, 2014 | BY AMBER HARMON Original Story Link Even though next-generation sequencing (NGS) — with millions or billions of DNA nucleotides sequenced in parallel — is much less costly compared to first-generation sequencing, it still remains too expensive for many labs. NGS platform start-up costs can easily surpass […]
  80. Plant Science’s Gary Stacey named Missouri Curators’ Professor (8/8/2014) - MIZZOU HONOR Plant Science’s Gary Stacey named Missouri Curators’ Professor
  81. SoyKB: Leading the convergence of wet and dry science in the era of Big Data (6/10/2014) - SoyKB: Leading the convergence of wet and dry science in the era of Big Data Yaya Cui, an investigator in plant sciences at the Bond Life Sciences Center examines data on fast neuron soybean mutants that are represented on the SoyKB database. The most puzzling scientific mysteries may be solved at the same machine you’re […]
  82. A review paper on “Extracellular ATP is a central signaling molecule in plant stress responses” (6/1/2014) - Extracellular ATP is a central signaling molecule in plant stress responses Yangrong Cao, Kiwamu Tanaka, Cuong T Nguyen, Gary Stacey Abstract Because of their sessile nature, plants have developed a number of sophisticated signaling systems to adapt to environmental changes. Previous research has shown that extracellular ATP is an important signaling molecule used by plants […]
  83. Elusive Receptor ID’d: Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants. (4/2/2014) - Elusive Receptor ID’d: Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants. By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014
  84. A former member of the Stacey lab received the MU 2014’s Outstanding Dissertation Award (3/27/2014) - Dr. Jeongmin Choi received the MU 2014’s Outstanding Dissertation Award
  85. An update on the press release: “Newly Discovered Receptors in Plants Help Them Recover from Environmental Changes, Pests, and Plant Wounds, MU Study Shows.” (2/20/2014) -
  86. SELF-REPAIRING PLANTS? (1/29/2014) -
  87. The discovery of a plant eATP receptor appeared in more than 75 international, national and state media outlets (1/23/2014) -
  88. MU scientists find that plants use chemical signaling in stress response (1/21/2014) -
  89. Newly Discovered Receptors in Plants Help Them Recover from Environmental Changes, Pests, and Plant Wounds, MU Study Shows (1/16/2014) -
  90. Extracellular ATP receptor found in plants (1/16/2014) -
  91. Scientists Report First Step Away From Fertilizers (11/20/2013) - Scientists Report First Step Away From Fertilizers By XiaoZhi Lim (Original story) BU News Service Nodules – small, rounded bumps – on the roots of a soybean plant. These nodules contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria that can produce nitrogen compounds from atmospheric nitrogen for the plant. Photo courtesy of user Terraprima on Wikimedia Commons. Before synthetic nitrogen […]
  92. Dr. Gary Stacey will give a talk at the 18th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation in Miyazaki, Japan (9/24/2013) - A presentation will be given by Dr Gary Stacey on “Application of model plants and functional genomics to the study of early symbiotic signaling” at the 18th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation in Miyazaki, Japan from 14-18 October, 2013. Click here to the official website of the 18th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation for details.
  93. The secret of the legume: Bond Life Sciences Center researchers pinpoint how some plants fix nitrogen while others do not (9/11/2013) - The secret of the legume: Bond Life Sciences Center researchers pinpoint how some plants fix nitrogen while others do not (By Roger Meissen)   Yan Liang and Gary Stacey research the symbiosis between legumes, like these soybeans, and nitrogen-fixing bacteria at the Bond Life Sciences Center A silent partnership exists deep in the roots of legumes. […]
  94. A new paper of the Stacey Lab has just been published in Science Express (9/9/2013) -  
  95. Nurturing Future Plant Biologists: Two High School Students Joined the Stacey Lab for Summer Internships (8/2/2013) -
  96. Cultivating a Better Botany Course for High Schools (7/15/2013) - (Click here to the original story at the NSF website) High-school biology teachers are delving deeper into the plant world with the help of plant biologists at the University of Missouri. Through professional development workshops, the teachers learn concepts in plant biology from research scientists and receive curricular materials aligned with state and national science […]
  97. The MU biochemistry professor has led groundbreaking research on the soybean – In Vox Magazine (5/23/2013) - The MU biochemistry professor has led groundbreaking research on the soybean A conversation with: Gary Stacey (Click here to the original story) BY HUDSON KYLE (Vox magazine) Much of Gary Stacey’s research hinges on the soybean. The bean is Missouri’s No. 1 crop and the No. 1 vegetable oil in the U.S. Photograph by Harry Katz. […]
  98. Dr. Gary Stacey received the Mumford Outstanding Faculty Award 2013 (4/11/2013) - In recognition of his excellence in research performance; national and international recognition; and special contributions to education; the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has rewarded Dr Gary Stacey  the Mumford Outstanding Faculty Award.   “Gary is a renowned leader in the field of plant biology and plant-microbe interactions,” said CAFNR Dean Tom Payne. “In […]
  99. MU’s soybean database is a resource for scientists around the world (2/15/2013) - Yo Soy Información MU’s soybean database is a resource for scientists around the world. Story by Erik Potter (Click here to the original article) Published Feb. 13, 2013 Piece by piece, data set by data set, Dong Xu is making the University of Missouri the world’s headquarters for soybean information. If you want data about […]
  100. Saying Thank You to a Great Leader and Co-Founder of The Missouri Energy Initiative (2/3/2013) - Gary Stacey was an original founding board member of the Missouri Energy Initiative. As with many things and many facets of our lives people move on, goals change and projectscome to an end and new ones are formed. In 2012 Gary recognized that MEI had moved beyond the volunteer run startup nonprofit he helped start […]
  101. Recruitment video for the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri (3/5/2012) - Check out the Recruitment video for the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPPg6rWNsyQ&feature=youtu.be
  102. Stacey Lab Research on the Mizzou Alumni Magazine (12/15/2011) - The article on the Mizzou Alumni Magazine can be found here.
  103. A Soybean Video of National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (4/16/2011) - The overall goal and programs of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (NCSB) on soybean research: http://internal.asc.missouri.edu/davidjs/Soybean/NCSB_FINAL.wmv
  104. Dr. Gary Stacey Video about USB Soybean Genome Research (2/9/2009) - The video can be downloaded through this link.
  105. A visit of Missouri Senator Christopher Bond in the Stacey laboratory (12/9/2008) - Senior Ph.D. student William Franck describing the soybean nodulation process to Missouri Senator Christopher Bond during a recent visit to the Stacey laboratory.