biology

Meet the New Director

By Courtney Chazen on July 8, 2020 in Environment, News, Sustainability, Uncategorized

On July 1, David Fike officially became the Interim Director of InCEES, after serving as Associate Director since 2016. Fike is also director of the Environmental Studies program and professor of earth and planetary sciences. In between planning classes for the fall semester and managing his lab,...

Photo of a corn field under a bright blue sky.

Himadri Pakrasi: the Future is Bright for Food, Feed and Fuels

By Public Affairs on October 9, 2015 in Energy, Plants, Video

As part of the Science in St. Louis seminar series, I-CARES Director Himadri Pakrasi will present “Engineering Biology and Energy from the Sun: the Future is Bright for Food, Feed and Fuels.” The Pakrasi Lab studies how cyanobacteria use solar energy to drive the chemistry of life. Sc...

Pictured in the Grossman Family SIMS Laboratory are (from left) Clive Jones, Michelle Liberton, Alex Bradley, David Fike, Himadri Pakrasi and Arpita Bose.

I-CARES researchers awarded Department of Energy grant

By myralopez on June 22, 2015 in News

Even before it arrived at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, there was a long queue of projects waiting for time on the Cameca SIMS ims7f-geo. And the wait list for the state-of-the-art instrument has only gotten longer. The secondary-ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) is one of only three in ...

Photo of the Arabidopsis plant taken by Lucia Strader.

I-CARES funded research could help plants thrive in hostile environment

By myralopez on January 2, 2015 in News, Plants

Imagine being able to grow plants in a region high in arsenic and modifying the plants to pump the arsenic back out into the soil and out of the food source. That’s one possible outcome of research being done by Lucia Strader, PhD, assistant professor of biology, in Arts & Sciences. She was a...