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Matthew Scott

As the saying goes, “it’s never too late to learn” and Matthew Scott is the perfect example of this sentiment. As a non-traditional doctoral candidate, husband, and father of three, Scott has successfully managed to conduct research on harvesting rare isotopes while working as the Sr. Nuclear Manufacturing Specialist at the MU Research Reactor (MURR).

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Dr. Bret Ulery

Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Bret Ulery  Faculty Member Inducted into Mortar Board Honor Society  For Dr. Bret Ulery, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Principal Investigator of the Biomodulatory Materials Engineering Laboratory, being tapped into Mortar Board this year was what he calls a stand out moment in his tenure at Mizzou and a moment he

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Dr. David Owens

Postdoctoral Scholar Spotlight – Dr. David Owens We would like to acknowledge Dr. David Owens for his leadership as the President of the MU Postdoctoral Association (MUPA). As Dr. Owens prepares to end his time here at MU, we would like to recognize his efforts with MUPA as well as with the MU and local

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Daphne Valerius

Graduate Student Spotlight – Daphne Valerius & “TigerView”  How do we bring excellence and diversity to graduate education at Mizzou? The Center for Inclusive Excellence in the Office of Graduate Studies has developed a number of diversity initiatives including TigerView, a graduate studies preview program. The TigerView campus visitation program brings prospective graduate students with

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Dr. Sarah Jacquet & Dr. Reuben Buckley

Postdoc Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Jacquet & Dr. Reuben Buckley An Australian Connection at Mizzou: Two Postdocs Travel 9,605 Miles to Advance their Research A chance meeting at a recent MU Postdoctoral Association social event brought together two Australian postdoctoral scholars who are thousands of miles from home conducting research at Mizzou. Although Dr. Reuben Buckley (Veterinary Medicine and Surgery)

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Susheel Busi

Graduate Student Spotlight: Susheel Busi & Mizzou 3MT For Susheel Busi, a doctoral candidate in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, making the decision to pursue his graduate education at MU was one of the easiest choices to advance his research interests in understanding the role of the complex gut microbiome and biofilms in a rat model

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Arianna Soldati

Graduate Student Spotlight: Arianna Soldati & “Science on Wheels” Arianna Soldati, a Ph.D. student in Volcanology and founder of Science on Wheels is dedicated to bringing science to rural communities one stop at a time. After launching Science on Wheels last semester, the program which aims to bridge the gap between everyday people and scientists is

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Sarah Lirley McCune

Sarah Lirley McCune is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Missouri. Sarah Lirley McCune is a Ph.D. candidate in History who spends her time studying her fellow Missourians from the nineteenth century. However, she doesn’t start by looking at the details of how they lived and went about their

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Sanchita Gargya

Sanchita Gargya is a doctoral student in Psychology at the University of Missouri. Sanchita Gargya, a PhD student in Psychology, first came to the University of Missouri in the fall of 2012. It was her first international trip and the first time she ever visited the US. She knew this would be a big change

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Sagar Gupta

Sugar Gupta completed a PhD in Biological Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Missouri. Gupta is an administrative fellow with University of Missouri Healthcare.   Sagar Gupta, a recent MBA graduate from the Trulaske College of Business, left his home in India to pursue an education here at Mizzou. He

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In Memoriam: Monica Hand

Hand was a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Missouri and an Assistant Professor of English at Stephens College.   “I am listening. My entire body is listening. To everything,” she said. “Your body is the primary source, and the scholarship is the secondary source.” Monica Hand took a unique approach to the

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Marcia Hart

Marcia Hart is a University of Missouri graduate with a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology.   Marcia Hart grew up caring for animals. Living on a small farm in Kansas, she interacted with animals every day, and fondly remembers petting and talking to each of the animals her family cared for. “I was always following my

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Jessica M. Anderson

Jessica Anderson earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Missouri. She is now an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Growing up in small town South Dakota did not keep Jessica Anderson from thinking globally. Anderson had a passion for global perspectives on human rights issues, but

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Jennifer Bennett

“Art is all around us all the time.” For Jennifer Bennett, a recent MU graduate with an MFA in Art with a focus on Fibers, this statement could not be more actuate. As a Missouri-based artist, she draws her influence from the rural landscape around her. Born and raised in Mid-Missouri, Bennett was deeply influenced

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Gregory Ruegsegger

Gregory Ruegsegger, a PhD graduate from Biomedical Sciences, grew up in rural Montana. He was always outside playing, being active, and coming home covered in dirt. He particularly remembers “showing my parents what worm or grasshopper I found in the creek that day.” As he got older, he played sports, and even today he makes

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Courtney Duncan

Courtney Duncan is earning an M.S. in Food Science at the University of Missouri.   They say that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. If that thing you love is wine, life is bound to be exciting. This is the case for Courtney Duncan, a second

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Avinash Karn

Avinash Karn is a University of Missouri graduate with a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences.   “Everyone on this planet follows this one religion very rigorously, and that is the religion of the stomach. Everybody gets hungry. And somebody has to produce that .” Avinash (Avi) Karn, a Ph.D. graduate from the division of Plant Sciences,

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