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UFGI researcher, College of Pharmacy dean to receive prestigious pharmacy research award

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, will be honored next week with the top research award presented by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP. The Volwiler Research Achievement Award recognizes Johnson for her...
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Publications Round-Up Week 7/11/2016

Tissue distribution of organochlorine pesticides in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) from laboratory exposure and a contaminated lake. Author information: Dang VD1, Kroll KJ2, Supowit SD3, Halden RU3, Denslow ND2. 1Department of Physiological Sciences and Center for...
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Conesa Lab releases bioinformatics software

  A University of Florida Genetics Institute lab has created a bioinformatics web tool that detects microRNA binding elements in long non-coding RNA sequences. The software can be used to identify lncRNAs harboring multiple recognition elements of microRNAs. The program is...
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Jianping Wang receives NACTA educator award

University of Florida Genetics Institute faculty member Jianping Wang received a North America Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Educator Award at the June 2016 conference. Wang is an assistant professor in the department of agronomy. “I felt surprised, very excited, and very...
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Pam Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

When Pam Soltis was a little girl, she and her brother talked their dad into mounting an old kitchen countertop to the wall of the basement. They wanted to make a lab bench. Her mother gave her a pillowcase to turn into a lab apron. Soltis lined her rock collection, one-by-one...
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Kevin Folta receives 2016 Borlaug CAST Communication Award

After over half-a-year of fending off anti-GMO critics, and even retreating from science communication altogether, Kevin Folta is being recognized by his peers for his science advocacy. Folta is the 2016 recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award. He serves as chairman for...
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UF/IFAS recognizes UFGI faculty research

Whether it’s hybrid termites, grain pathogens, mosquito mating or something in between, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are studying important topics and helping to solve global issues. The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office recently...
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Five UFGI faculty named UF Research Foundation professors

In April the University of Florida Research Foundation released the names of the 34 faculty named as UFRF professors for 2016-2019. Five UF Genetics Institute members received the award. “The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from...
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Johnson, Terada collaboration leads to more efficient method of making stem cells

Scientists know people react differently to medication because of their genetic make-up. However, while researchers understand certain genetic variations correspond with certain responses to drugs, they aren’t sure why. A study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational...
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March 2016 awards round-up

Matias Kirst Received the UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award from the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. Kirst is a professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation Nicholas Muzyczka Will be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame this...
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