Genome Society Honors Mizzou Grad Student

Jake Moskowitz, DVM, and graduate student in the Comparative Medicine Program, won the Lorraine Flaherty Award in recognition of his outstanding student presentation. Moskowitz, whose faculty mentor is James Amos-Landgraf, PhD, also received the Verne Chapman Young Scientist award, the highest honor given to a trainee or postdoctoral student by the IMGS. 

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Mizzou Study Explores Link to Colon Cancer

Busi’s study bolsters the growing body of evidence that the complex mix of microorganisms found in gut microbiota could influence a human's likelihood of developing colon cancer. This study was supported by the MU Rat Resource and Research Center, headed by Bryda, and a faculty research grant awarded to Assistant Professor James Amos-Landgraf, PhD, of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

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The CRISPR Revolution at MU

James Amos-Landgraf needed a pig.

The assistant professor of comparative medicine and genetics at the University of Missouri had joined forces with a startup company developing a tool to detect early colon cancer-causing lesions. They already tried out a rat-sized model, but still needed a full-sized prototype.

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