Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

Dec. 17, 2008

Bond Life Sciences event

Sen. Kit Bond discusses research progress at the

Bond Life Sciences Center with its director, Jack

Schultz, during a tour of the facility.

Dr. Walter Gassmann displays plants for Senator

Bond that are the subject of research in his

laboratory at the Bond Life Sciences Center as

students and other researchers look on.

MU Researcher John Viator shows the committee members how he uses lasers for cancer research in the laboratory.

Doctoral student Amy Replogle assists Senator

Bond as he uses a magnifying glass to get a closer

peek at the root structure of a soybean plant that

is the subject of nematode research in Dr. Melissa

Goellner Mitchum's laboratory at the Bond Life

Sciences Center.

MU Researcher John Viator shows the committee members how he uses lasers for cancer research in the laboratory.

Dr. Chris Pires points out several well-known

varieties within the Brassica plant family such as

cauliflower, kale and broccoli during presentations

to Senator Bond and his wife at the Life Sciences

Center in Columbia.

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