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Emily Cade of Julie Greenwood’s lab was recently recognized with an hononorable mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition.  This year OSU had two students who received honorable mention.  This included Emily Cade from the Biochemistry and Biophysics department and Johnathon Van Why from the Mathematics department. 

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.



Jon Galazka won the 2014 Perkins Award as most outstanding post-doctoral researcher at the recent international Neurospora 2014 conference held at Asilomar, CA.

Jon presented three posters and one talk, all dedicated to his work on Neurospora centromeres and gene silencing.

His talk was on adapting “HiC”, a version of chromosome conformation capture, for Neurospora and testing the influence of heterochromatin mutants on three-dimensional chromosome interactions.

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At the same meeting Michael Freitag received the Beadle and Tatum Award, which is handed out every other year “in recognition of outstanding and original research using Neurospora as a model organism”.The prize comes with reproductions of lantern slides prepared by George Beadle for the first talk on isolating mutants defective in the expression of genes  required for metabolism in 1941, the beginning of “Biochemical Genetics”. Visit Michael’s office for a closer look. 

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(above) Lantern slides by George Beadle