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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 27, 2014

October 27, 2014


David Domozych, professor of biology, is guest co-editor of a special edition of the Annals of Botany (October, 2014) titled “Plant Cell Walls." Other editors include Zoë Popper of the National University of Ireland at Galway and Marie-Christine Ralet of the University of Nantes, France. This edition explores the diverse cell walls of plants with topics ranging from evolution to cell and molecular biology to applications in the food and biofuel industries.

Domozych has also written two papers: “Plant and algal cell walls: diversity and functionality” with co-authors Zoë Popper of the National University of Ireland and Marie-Christine Ralet at the University of Nantes, France, published in the Annals of Botany (2014) Vol. 114; and “Using monoclonal antibodies to label living root hairs: a novel tool for studying cell wall microarchitecture and dynamics in Arabidopsis,” in Plant Methods (2014). Co-authors include Emily Larson of the University of Glasgow, Mary Tierney of the University of Vermont and Berke Tinaz (Skidmore Class of 2016). This paper describes a new protocol for observing cell wall construction in root hairs.

In the News

Grace Burton, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is the author of “Grammar:  For Intellectual Growth,” a letter to the editor published Oct. 13 in The Wall Street Journal.

Cathy Hill, F. William Harder Professor of Business Administration, Department of Management and Business, was a source for “Global Foundries Deal with IBM Could Attract Additional Businesses” which aired Oct.23 on WAMC-FM.

Dan Nathan, associate professor and chair, Department of American Studies, is a source for “What’s the NFL’s Incentive to Change?” published Oct. 7 in The New York Times Magazine.

Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of women’s studies and religion and director, Religious Studies Program, is the author of an essay titled “Beware the Christian Extremists” published Oct. 22 in USA Today.

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