Final Edwards vice chancellor candidate to visit

Mon, 01/28/2013

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Elaine Warren
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LAWRENCE — The third and final candidate for vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer session at the Overland Park campus.David Cook

David Cook, an associate professor in the KU School of Medicine and associate vice chancellor for community engagement at KU Medical Center, will visit the Lawrence and Edwards campuses on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31. His public presentation and Q&A will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 on the Edwards Campus in room 120 of the BEST Building. The session will be streamed live online on the provost’s website.



This week, we featured Sukhindervir Sandhu and how he is using an undergrad research award to make discoveries. What exactly is he researching? Watch this video to learn how Sandhu is using virus-induced gene silencing to make plants act differently. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Plants #Genes #Biology

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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