September 2019
How Can We Boost Crop Productivity?

A team from LSU and the University of York reported a long-time unexplained step in the carbon dioxide concentrating mechanisms, or CCM of green algae—which is key to develop a functional CCM in food crops to boost productivity. The LSU team is led by James Moroney, Streva Alumni Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Moroney and his team are a part of Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE), an international research project that is engineering crops to be more productive by improving photosynthesis with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), and the U.K. Government’s Department for International Development (DFID).  | More
LSU Biologist Featured on PBS NewsHour

LSU ichthyologist and Professor of Biological Sciences Prosanta Chakrabarty was highlighted on Brief, But Spectacular, a weekly segment of the PBS NewsHour that profiles people and their passions. Chakrabarty appeared on the July 25 edition where he shared his passion for evolutionary biology and how we are all connected.   | More
A Physicist in Sports Illustrated?

LSU scientists can be found almost anywhere even Sports Illustrated. In the magazine's NFL Preview 2019, LSU Physics Professor David Young broke down the triple-double that Simone Biles landed during nationals. Young has become somewhat of an expert in the physics of athletics. Check out:

'Phenomenal' Students Save Professor in Cardiac Arrest

A group of LSU students are responsible for saving the life of LSU Boyd professor James Oxley who went into sudden cardiac arrest while swimming laps at the indoor pool inside the LSU University Recreation building, or UREC,
on Friday, July 5 . | More
The Makings of a Master Mentor

English teacher Jean Alice Jones, Southern University professor Dr. Wilbur Clark, Hanford researcher Dr. Jack Hsieh, and Father Joseph Paga: These names may not mean anything to you, but this is just a short list of people who have directed Dr. Isiah Warner’s career from a young undergraduate who had never heard of a Ph.D. degree to being one of the most dynamic chemists in his field and at LSU.  
A Biology Student, a Pilgrimage and a Flock of Genomes

By day, Marquette “Marky” Mutchler studies birds. A junior biology major in the College of Science, Marky prepares bird specimen at the LSU Museum of Natural Science and tries to decipher the mysteries of how birds have evolved over time.   More 
Helping Low-Income STEM Students SOAR

Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy , assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, recently secured $998,837 from the National Science Foundation’s program Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or S-STEM. The project, Scholarship Opportunities Aimed at Retaining Science Scholars, or SOARS, will support economically-disadvantaged, academically talented students as they enter into undergraduate courses in the College of Science through both scholarships and mentorships over the next five years. | More

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  • Dr. Elliott B. Black III, April 2019
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