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Soil scientist Yan Jin awarded University’s highest faculty honor: youtube.com/watch?v=Rh__5gorAvo

Research News
  • Meet Our New Faculty: Qi Mu

    July 17, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    Mu is a new faculty member in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. As an assistant professor of molecular plant breeding and genomics, Mu’s goal is to genetically improve crop resilience and production in a changing climate.
  • Graduate student Joe Patria applies his molecular biology expertise to combat the viral evolution of Marek’s disease

    July 09, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    Joe Patria, a molecular biology Ph.D. student at UD, unexpectedly pursued poultry research under Professor Mark Parcells, focusing on Marek’s disease virus (MDV). He is exploring the molecular virology of MDV and its evolution to become more virulent over time. His work has implications for both poultry and human health, as the virus causes a lymphoma that is similar to some human lymphomas. Studying the virus in chickens provides unique insights into viral interactions and cancer development, shedding light on potential parallels in human malignancies having a viral origin like Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Unearthing an understudied disease vector in Delaware

    June 27, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes | Photos by Kathy F. Atkinson
    UD assistant professor and medical entomologist Jennifer K. Peterson will study kissing bugs in Delaware after two insects were found in a New Castle County home.
  • Celebrating excellence in agriculture and natural resources

    May 16, 2024 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    As the spring semester headed into its final stretch run, the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources gathered together to honor a few deserving faculty and staff. At the college’s Celebrating Excellence event, the 2024 stars of the show were Sue Barton, Larry Armstrong, and Kent Messer.
Research News
  • Meet Our New Faculty: Qi Mu

    July 17, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    Mu is a new faculty member in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. As an assistant professor of molecular plant breeding and genomics, Mu’s goal is to genetically improve crop resilience and production in a changing climate.
  • Graduate student Joe Patria applies his molecular biology expertise to combat the viral evolution of Marek’s disease

    July 09, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    Joe Patria, a molecular biology Ph.D. student at UD, unexpectedly pursued poultry research under Professor Mark Parcells, focusing on Marek’s disease virus (MDV). He is exploring the molecular virology of MDV and its evolution to become more virulent over time. His work has implications for both poultry and human health, as the virus causes a lymphoma that is similar to some human lymphomas. Studying the virus in chickens provides unique insights into viral interactions and cancer development, shedding light on potential parallels in human malignancies having a viral origin like Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Unearthing an understudied disease vector in Delaware

    June 27, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes | Photos by Kathy F. Atkinson
    UD assistant professor and medical entomologist Jennifer K. Peterson will study kissing bugs in Delaware after two insects were found in a New Castle County home.

A video of Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Shem Msabila, Marcia & Jim Borel: youtube.com/watch?v=FvfcsQJw8Sw

Shem Msabila, ANR24, from Tanzania, Africa never even imagined the possibility of researching plants in the United States. He had heard “no” too many times to have hope in pursuing research that will make a difference in his home country. But funding from Marcia and Jim Borel helped Shem experience more that he could have ever dreamed.

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