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Select IGBB Research Projects

In the projects below, IGBB Scientists include IGBB Research Faculty, IGBB Fellows & Affiliates, IGBB Staff, and the IGBB Director.

Abbreviations: USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture; NIH = National Institutes of Health; USACE = U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; NSF = National Science Foundation; MAFES = Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station; BCH-EPP = Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology


TOPIC:
Discovering novel anti-fungal compounds
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Shien Lu
Kurt Showmaker
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
MAFES & IGBB

TOPIC:
Bone regeneration
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Lauren Priddy
FUNDING:
IGBB

TOPIC:
Aquatic toxicology
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Natalia Garcia-Reyero Vinas
Tony Arick
Adam Thrash
FUNDING:
USACE & other sources

TOPIC:
Sickle cell anemia and heart disease
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Renita Horton
FUNDING:
IGBB


TOPIC:
Detection of bacterial toxins
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Tibor Pechan
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Sequencing genomes of three crocodilians
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Federico Hoffmann
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
NSF

TOPIC:
Detection & identification of influenza strains
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Henry Wan
FUNDING:
USDA & USACE

TOPIC:
Evolution of multicellularity
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Matthew Brown
FUNDING:
NSF


TOPIC:
Bacterial pathogens
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Bindu Nanduri
Justin Thornton
Attila Karsi
Mark Lawrence
FUNDING:
Various sources

TOPIC:
Cotton diversity
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Daniel Peterson
Tony Arick
Kurt Showmaker
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Plant virology
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Nina Aboughanem
Sejo Sabanadzovic
FUNDING:
USDA & others

TOPIC:
Molecular ecology of wood degradation
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
John Riggins
FUNDING:
NSF, IGBB, BCH-EPP, & MAFES


TOPIC:
Sweetpotato improvement & climate change
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Sorina Popescu
George Popescu
FUNDING:
MAFES

TOPIC:
Aspergillus resistance in maize (metabolomics)
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Tibor Pechan
Olga Pechanova
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Boll weevil genome & proteome
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Selene Perales
Tibor Pechan
Olga Pechanova
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Cell wall regeneration in rice
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Zhaohua Peng
FUNDING:
NSF


TOPIC:
Reniform nematode genome
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Kurt Showmaker
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Rapid identification of bacterial cotton blight
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Shien Lu
Kurt Showmaker
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
Cotton Incorporated, USDA, & IGBB

TOPIC:
Palmer amaranth & herbicide resistance
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Tarnished plant bug transcriptomics
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Kurt Showmaker
Natraj Krishnan
FUNDING:
USDA & IGBB


TOPIC:
Alligator gar genomics
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Federico Hoffmann
Peter Allen
Daniel Peterson
Tony Arick
FUNDING:
IGBB

TOPIC:
Soybean genome-wide association studies
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Kurt Showmaker
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Barnyard grass herbicide resistance
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Alice Wright
David Shaw
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
Various sources

TOPIC:
Catfish response to heat stress
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Peter Allen
Attila Karsi
FUNDING:
Various sources


TOPIC:
Taste bud receptor mutations & obesity
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Terezie Mosby
FUNDING:
Various sources

TOPIC:
Discovery of new protists
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Matthew Brown
FUNDING:
NSF & others

TOPIC:
Timber rattlesnake genome
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Tony Arick
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
IGBB

TOPIC:
Gymnosperm genomics
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Jeffrey Dean
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
NSF, IGBB, & BCH-EPP


TOPIC:
Asian lady beetle genomics & proteomics
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Selene Perales
Tibor Pechan
Olga Pechanova
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
USDA & IGBB

TOPIC:
Aspergillus resistance in maize (genomics)
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Kurt Showmaker
FUNDING:
USDA & IGBB

TOPIC:
Genomics of cattle fertility
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Erdogan Memili
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
IGBB

TOPIC:
Tick genomics
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
USDA & IGBB


TOPIC:
Immunobiology of catfish
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Attila Karsi
Mark Lawrence
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Resistance to cotton leaf curl virus
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Daniel Peterson
Tony Arick
Chuan-Yu Hsu
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Genomics of endangered genera
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Tony Arick
Daniel Peterson
FUNDING:
USDA

TOPIC:
Gold standard sequence for Gossypium
IGBB SCIENTISTS:
Daniel Peterson
Kurt Showmaker
FUNDING:
Various sources

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