Synergy, Collaborations and Shifting Landscapes “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt As a nation, Thanksgiving signifies the approach of the holiday season and a time to reflect on what we have and what is important in our lives. There are thoughts of those fighting and dying in foreign countries to defend against terrorism and secure global peace. On a personal level, there are reflective thoughts of family, friends and our own angst of meeting yet another December and January grant deadline in the face of budget cuts and dwindling scientific resources. Many of you have made...Read More
Month: December 2003
The Invertebrate Fellow Award recognizes members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. This was the first Invertebrate Fellow Award to be presented by the SIVB. Dr. Marcia J. Loeb and her many contributions to the field of invertebrate cell culture, during the last 40 years, are worthy of recognition. She has been not only an excellent endocrinologist and reproductive biologist of insects, but also a...Read More
Mary Ann Lila, past-president of SIVB and Professor & Assistant Dean for Research, College of ACES, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her lab team are focused on the biomedicinal properties of berry fruits, and in particular the effects of stress (ecotype) on the potency of the phytochemicals in the fruit flesh. This past summer, Mary Ann, her daughter and Tristan Kraft, a graduate student, had the unique opportunity to test their hypothesis with berries growing under some of the most extreme stress conditions – the weathered lava flows on the big island of Hawaii. The field research included...Read More
The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors of the Society for In Vitro Biology. Randa A. Abu-Hakima Jeffrey W. Adelberg Chakradhar Akula Jameel M. Al-Khayri David W. Altman Sara Amancio Lucia Amenuvor Sharad Amin Shin-Ichi Amino Harold Amos Mohamed Amssa Maigull M. Appelgren Diana Isabel Arias Ronald J. Arndt Charles J. Arntzen Hiroshi Ashihara Nelly Auersperg Francois A. Auger Masahiko Awaji Eugenio Perez Molphe Balch Arthur K. Balin A. Ballester Bill B. Barnett Gino Beggiolin Christine M. Beiswanger M. Helena Benitez Libby M. Bernal Delia R. Bethell June L. Biedler Carl F. Blackman Ronald...Read More
Targeting Transgene Expression in Plant Transformation Genetically engineering plants with selected genes of the scientist’s choice is a powerful tool that has benefited basic research, agriculture and commercial endeavors. It has also produced an apparent firestorm of controversy as plants created in the laboratory have moved out into the field. Scientists have tried to address the controversial aspects of genetic engineering by modifying and creating new, highly functional solutions that they can apply to their engineering projects. An important part of their solution is the development of a broad spectrum of promoters that target these transgenes spatially and temporally...Read More
The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.