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Biochemistry senior honored for campus leadership

May 10, 2022

Coming to Purdue, Clayton Hicks had much of his academic plans figured out. What he did not bank on, however, was carrying them out in the College of Agriculture or receiving the France Cordova Leadership Award. Presented to graduating undergraduate or graduate students who have demonstrated success, integrity, influence and vision in leadership roles, the Cordova Leadership Award honors one male and one female student annually.

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Clint Chapple

Biochemistry professor elected to National Academy of Sciences for research accomplishments

May 9, 2022

Clint Chapple’s furnace was on the fritz. He was driving back to campus in a rainstorm after meeting the repairman, and he ignored his ringing phone. “I don’t know anyone in Los Angeles, so I figured it was spam and I didn’t answer the call.” he says.

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Fruit Fly glass microscope slide

Friday Photo: 04/29/2022

April 29, 2022

Fruit flies serve as the model to study the human retina for the team led by Vikki Weake, Department of Biochemistry professor. Learn more about this groundbreaking research.

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College of AG recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

April 28, 2022

On April 27, the College of Agriculture honored students during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The in-person event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.

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petunia flowers

New and improved cherry flavor courtesy of the petunia flower 

March 18, 2022

That cherry flavor you enjoy in candy and soda is likely a combination of aromatic and flavor compounds discovered through study of plants in laboratories far from cherry trees. It and the sweet scent of your almond extract may actually be courtesy of a petunia flower.

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Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs

December 20, 2021

Thyme and oregano possess an anti-cancer compound that suppresses tumor development, but adding more to your tomato sauce isn’t enough to gain significant benefit. The key to unlocking the power of these plants is in amplifying the amount of the compou…

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Six agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

December 15, 2021

Six student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2021 sports season.

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Pen-side test for bovine respiratory disease may save cattle industry millions, reduce antibiotic use

December 6, 2021

Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour.

The team of researchers has been steadily advancing the point-of-care technology to address the disease, which is the most common and costly disease affecting cattle in the world.

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Pen-side test for bovine respiratory disease may save cattle industry millions, reduce antibiotic use

December 6, 2021

Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour.

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Amirah Haweit

Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

November 5, 2021

By Harley Lumley Amirah Haweit had a hand in social justice on campus before she even attended her first class at Purdue. During freshman orientation,…

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Cameron Matthews

Junior finds himself by leaving the country

November 5, 2021

By Sydney Burkhart Last spring, Cameron Matthews earned the best grades of his college career. Part of the reason, he explained, was because of a…

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Purdue colleges collaborate in pursuing diversity opportunity

September 15, 2021

A Purdue team is seeking to increase diversity within the graduate programs in the colleges of agriculture, pharmacy and science by visiting University of Puerto Rico (UPR) campuses. Elizabeth Tran, professor of biochemistry, leads the project and a team that includes Mark C. Hall (Biochemistry), Andrea Kasinsky (Biology), Tony Hazbun (Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology), and graduate student Zulaida Soto Vargas (Biology).

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The College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

August 12, 2021
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Boram smiling in lab

Student’s research aims to overcome antibiotic resistance

August 6, 2021

“My research keeps me awake at night,” said Trevor Boram. “But in a good way.”

Boram, a Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry, began his collegiate career at Indiana University East. There, a faculty mentor who completed a postdoc at Purdue encouraged Boram to apply to graduate school in West Lafayette.

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Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 13, 2021

Twelve student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for their academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. In total, 85 Boilermakers earned the honor, setting a record for the university.

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Biochemistry senior receives prestigious award

May 13, 2021

“When I came to the U.S., I traveled here alone,” Ogechukwu Ezenwa, a senior biochemistry student, recalled. “I remember calling my mom and telling her I wanted to come back home, everything here was different. But she encouraged me to keep pushing through, and I did.”

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6 Winning Teachers and Faculty

Top teachers and mentors recognized for exceptional work with students

May 13, 2021

During the annual Spring Awards Banquet, the College of Agriculture honored students, faculty and staff. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs. The following faculty and staff were honored during the event.

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8 Winners

College recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

April 23, 2021

On April 22, the College of Agriculture honored some of the year’s most outstanding students, faculty and staff during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.

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Three agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

March 22, 2021

Three student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the winter sports season. They were among 68 Purdue student-athletes to earn the title across the university.

To qualify for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled full-time.

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Purdue scientists develop methods to improve molecular identification in plants

February 17, 2021

By Brian Wallheimer Any trip to Mars, likely to take a year or longer, will require astronauts to grow at least some of their own…

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