An Even Slower Friday

There were a lot of molecular biology undergraduates in the lab today.  There was even a team of engineers working on a clinostat.  I didn’t get into lab until around 1:30 because I was feeling unwell.  Something’s going around in the lab.  Isaac came in and we worked on the new site design.  Hopefully we […]

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Good Beginning is Half Done

We’re out of coffee in the lab so Big Rich let us have two blends of “Wolfgang Puck” hotel room coffee he swiped from somewhere.  We brewed it yesterday and Big Rich came in and asked us how the ol’ WP was.  It was pretty bad.  Big Rich and I also discussed what his dedication […]

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Dissertation on Arabidopsis and Microgravity is Comprehensive, Powerful

Christina Johnson, a PhD candidate at the Miami University Graduate School has completed her dissertation on Arabidopsis Thaliana grown in microgravity. Dr. Johnson analyzed data from STS-131 (BRIC-16).  STS-131 was a shuttle launch in April of 2010.  STS-131 has yielded valuable data for astrobotany researchers.  Other papers include Kwon et al., 2015, which examined transcriptional response to spaceflight […]

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A long day in the lab… but thankful for it.

Hi guys, it’s Kai here.  If some of you follow the site closely you may know that I run astrobotany.com as well as astrobotany.org.  I’m also a researcher in the Gilroy Lab, but now I am transitioning into an educator/business/communication role in the team.  This semester I have the opportunity to work A LOT in […]

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Site Renovation

Hi all, I’m excited to announce that astrobotany.com is going to undergo some changes in the coming months. First off, I would like to say I am so privileged to have the opportunity to work in the Gilroy Lab, and to work on the emerging discipline of spaceflight plant biology.  This commitment to science is […]

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