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Next Generation Grapevines: Applied Biology for Better Wine Drinking

Wine corks with a wine glass and wine bottles in the background.Dr. Peter Cousins, grape breeder at E. & J. Gallo Winery in California, will lecture on grapevine research as a part of the biology department’s seminar series. Cousins’ presentation will focus on the application of modern biotechnology to the sustainable cultivation of grapevine at E. & J. Gallo Winery. He will also discuss internship and job opportunities for science majors at the world’s largest grape and wine company.

The lecture will take place Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Temple Hall, Room 003.

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Congratulations to Dr. Day Ligon!

Ligon, associate professor of biology, will be featured in the upcoming 2017 issue of Mind’s Eye and is currently featured on Missouri State’s research page.

We’re proud of all the wonderful research our department continues to contribute and publish.

Read Ligon’s story and learn more about reintroduction biology.

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NSF awards $4.6 million to study techniques to adapt crops for climate change

Saint Louis University has been awarded a $4.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation to lead a Missouri-based team of researchers – including Dr. Laszlo Kovacs – in understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the vine’s stems, leaves and fruits — the parts of perennial plants used most commonly in food production.

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