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February 9, 2016
SUPER BOWL 50 MVP INSPIRED BY IGBB COLLABORATOR MORGAN FARNELL

Super Bowl 50 MVP, Von Miller (Denver Broncos), discusses how MS State's Dr. Morgan Farnell got him interested in chicken farming.

Click here for story from MODERN FARMER magazine.


December 16, 2015
PECHANOVA JOINS IGBB'S "BIG THREE"

The Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB) welcomes Dr. Olga Pechanova as its principal proteomics research associate. Dr. Pechanova has B.S. and M.S. degrees in biochemistry/enzymology from Comenius University (Slovak Republic) and a Ph.D. in molecular biology (specialty: proteomics) from Mississippi State University. After two postdoctoral fellowships at MSU, Dr. Pechanova joined the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory in 2010. "Olga brings outstanding scientific credentials and a wealth of practical knowledge to the IGBB," notes IGBB director Daniel Peterson. "Additionally, her work with the State Chem Lab has given her considerable experience in service and customer relations. I think Olga is the perfect fit for this job, and I am so glad that she has joined the IGBB team!"

Dr. Pechanova joins fellow research associates Dr. Chuan-Yu Hsu (Genomics) and Mr. Tony Arick (Biocomputing) to form what Dr. Peterson refers to as the IGBB's 'Big Three.' "Dr. Hsu, Dr. Pechanova, and Mr. Arick are the IGBB's primary genomics, proteomics, and computational biology experts, respectively," Peterson notes. "They are the institute's 'free' advisors to MSU scientists, its research 'guns for hire,' its lab and technology experts, and its primary service providers. Their importance to the infrastructure of the modern IGBB cannot be overstated."

For more information on the IGBB and its operations, see www.igbb.msstate.edu.


July 22, 2015
IGBB FELLOW MATTHEW W. BROWN NAMED ARTS & SCIENCES RESEARCHER OF THE MONTH

Dr. Matthew Brown, a faculty member in Biological Sciences and an IGBB Fellow, was recently honored as the College of Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Month. In July 2014 Dr. Brown published a paper describing a new species of protist, and on June 1, 2015, Dr. Brown received a grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal "Examining The Macroevolutionary Trajectories in Amoebozoa, A Major Lineage of Eukaryotes." Dr. Brown's successful NSF proposal was submitted through the IGBB and involves use of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC²) supercomputers. The IGBB is an HPC² Member Center.

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Kook I, Henley C, Meyer F, Hoffmann FG, Jones C (2015) Bovine herpesvirus 1 productive infection and immediate early transcription unit 1 promoter are stimulated by the synthetic corticosteroid dexamethasone. Virology 484: 377-385.
IMPACT FACTOR: 3.278
PMID: 26226582
DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2015.06.010

Su W, Wang C, Luo J, Zhao Y, Wu Y, Chen L, Zhao N, Li M, Xing C, Liu H, Zhang H, Chang YF, Li T, Ding H, Wan X, He H (2015) Testing the Effect of Internal Genes Derived from a Wild-Bird-Origin H9N2 Influenza A Virus on the Pathogenicity of an A/H7N9 Virus. Cell Reports 12(11): 1831-1841.
IMPACT FACTOR: 7.207
PMID: 26344762
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Ferguson L, Eckard L, Epperson WB, Long LP, Smith D, Huston C, Genova S, Webby R, Wan XF (2015) Influenza D virus infection in Mississippi beef cattle. Virology 486: 28-34.
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Sun H, Cunningham FL, Harris J, Xu Y, Long LP, Hanson-Dorr K, Baroch JA, Fioranelli P, Lutman MW, Li T, Pedersen K, Schmit BS, Cooley J, Lin X, Jarman RG, DeLiberto TJ, Wan XF (2015) Dynamics of virus shedding and antibody responses in influenza A virus-infected feral swine. Journal of General Virology 96(9): 2569-2578.
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Nho SW, Abdelhamed H, Reddy S, Karsi A, Lawrence ML (2015) Identification of high-risk Listeria monocytogenes serotypes in lineage I (serotype 1/2a, 1/2c, 3a and 3c) using multiplex PCR. Journal of Applied Microbiology 119(3): 845-852.
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