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Dr. Ahmad Omar (Visiting Scientist at Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL and Associate Professor of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Biochemistry Department, College of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Egypt) and collaborators have published the article titled “Metabolically speaking: Possible reasons behind the tolerance of ‘Sugar Belle’ mandarin hybrid to Huanglongbing” in the Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. In addition, Dr. Omar and collaborators have published the article titled “Production of three new grapefruit cybrids with potential for improved citrus canker resistance” in the journal of In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant

  • Killiny N, Valim MF, Jones SE, Omar AA, Hijaz F, Gmitter Jr FG, Grosser JW (2017) Metabolically speaking: Possible reasons behind the tolerance of ‘Sugar Belle’ mandarin hybrid to huanglongbing. Plant Physiol Biochem 116:36-47
    Use the following link to read the article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.05.001
  • Omar, A. A., Murata, M. M., Yu, Q., Gmitter, F. G., Jr., Chase, C. D., Graham, J. H., & Grosser, J. W. (2017). Production of three new grapefruit cybrids with potential for improved citrus canker resistance. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant, 53(3), 256-269.
    Use the following link to read the article: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11627-017-9816-7

 

 

 

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Joshua Gasiorowski, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL) is a co-author on the book chapter titled “Engineering the Biophysical Properties of Basement Membranes into Biomaterials: Fabrication and Effects on Cell Behavior” that was published in Comprehensive Biomaterials II. 

Tocce EJ, Gasiorowski JZ, Youssef AJ, Garcia R, Liliensiek SJ, Wilson MJ, Yanez-Soto B, Murphy CJ, Nealey PF.  Engineering the Biophysical Properties of Basement Membranes into Biomaterials: Fabrication and Effects on Cell Behavior.  In: Comprehensive Biomaterials II.  Elsevier Publishing. June 2, 2017.


Dr. Leonard Hayflick, Professor of Anatomy at the University of California San Francisco, was awarded the John Scott Award from the City of Philadelphia, PA.  This is the oldest scientific award in the USA and was established in 1823 in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

The Society for In Vitro Biology congratulates Dr. Hayflick!