February, 2014 -The Clemente lab participated in the 16th Annual Nebraska Women in Science Conference February 22, 2014. This conference is sponsored by Nebraska's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the UNL Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education. High school students got to perform hands on experiments in the Clemente lab doing DNA extraction, oil analysis, plant infilitration assays and gel electrophoresis. See pictures of the event in the Image Gallery.
November, 2013 -On October 31, Pamela Pena was awarded the 2013 Hardin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is presented to an exceptional student who is studying plant physiology with an emphasis on the genetic mechanisms influencing plant responses to stress conditions.
-Malleswari Gelli was awarded the 2013 Shear-Miles Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is presented to an outstanding student who is studying basic research in agriculture. Tom is on her committee.
September, 2013 -The Clemente lab would like to welcome Professor Yinghui Li and Professor Lijuan Zhang. They are two visiting scientists from the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences located in Bejing, China interested in learning about soybean transformation.
-Congratulations to Zhengxiang Ge, Dr. Clemente and the rest of the authors for the publication of their paper "Seed shattering in a wild sorghum is conferred by a locus unrelated to domestication" now online before print in PNAS (dol:10.1073/pnas.1305213110PNAS September 9, 2013).
July, 2013 - Dr. Hyunwoo Park, Postdoctoral Research Associate, won a "Best Oral Presentation Award" at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Breeding Science held July 5th and 6th at Daegu Metropolitan City, Korea.
Guoyi Yang joins the Clemente Lab as part of the REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate Students) Summer Program 2013. She is an undergraduate student at Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China.
June, 2013 - Pamela Peña, Graduate Student, won the following travel grants: Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant – Department of Agronomy and Horticulture 2013; Larrick – Whitmore Graduate Student Travel Grant 2013.
May, 2013 - Congratulations to Grisel Estrada-Ramirez, Undergraduate Student Worker, who became a U.S. Citizen!