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  1. 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, […]
  2. 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 […]
  3. 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? […]
  4. 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 […]
  5. 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 […]
  6. 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 […]
  7. 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 […]
  8. 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 […]
  9. 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!
  10. 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 […]
  11. 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.
  12. 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 […]
  13. 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!!!
  14. 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 […]
  15. 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
  16. 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 […]
  17. 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 […]
  18. 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. […]
  19. 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 […]
  20. 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), […]
  21. 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 […]
  22. 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.
  23. 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. […]
  24. 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 […]
  25. 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 […]
  26. 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. […]
  27. 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, […]
  28. 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 […]
  29. A presentation on “Nitrogen Fixation to Impact Global Food Production” By Prof. Gary Stacey at the GIFS Conference 2016 (12/23/2016) -
  30. 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 […]
  31. 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, […]
  32. 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 […]
  33. 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 […]
  34. 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: […]
  35. 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 […]
  36. 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 […]
  37. 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 […]
  38. 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
  39. 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 […]
  40. Dr Gary Stacey has been named one of the top authors of ASPB journals (5/4/2015) - Recognizing Our Authors (from ASPB)
  41. Bacteria tracked feeding nitrogen to nutrient-starved plants (4/10/2015) - Bacteria tracked feeding nitrogen to nutrient-starved plants
  42. 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 […]
  43. Plant Science’s Gary Stacey named Missouri Curators’ Professor (8/8/2014) - MIZZOU HONOR Plant Science’s Gary Stacey named Missouri Curators’ Professor
  44. 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 […]
  45. 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 […]
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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) -
  49. SELF-REPAIRING PLANTS? (1/29/2014) -
  50. The discovery of a plant eATP receptor appeared in more than 75 international, national and state media outlets (1/23/2014) -
  51. MU scientists find that plants use chemical signaling in stress response (1/21/2014) -
  52. Newly Discovered Receptors in Plants Help Them Recover from Environmental Changes, Pests, and Plant Wounds, MU Study Shows (1/16/2014) -
  53. Extracellular ATP receptor found in plants (1/16/2014) -
  54. 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 […]
  55. 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.
  56. 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. […]
  57. A new paper of the Stacey Lab has just been published in Science Express (9/9/2013) -  
  58. Nurturing Future Plant Biologists: Two High School Students Joined the Stacey Lab for Summer Internships (8/2/2013) -
  59. 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 […]
  60. 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. […]
  61. 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 […]
  62. 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 […]
  63. 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 […]
  64. 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
  65. Stacey Lab Research on the Mizzou Alumni Magazine (12/15/2011) - The article on the Mizzou Alumni Magazine can be found here.
  66. 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
  67. Dr. Gary Stacey Video about USB Soybean Genome Research (2/9/2009) - The video can be downloaded through this link.
  68. 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.