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First author publication for Huiyuan Guo

PB graduate student, Huiyuan Guo

Congrats to PB grad student Huiyuan Guo for her first author paper in Environmental Science and Technology! Huiyuan is a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Baoshan Xing, Stockbridge School of Agriculture.  Huiyuan developed a new technique for detection of silver nanoparticles in consumer products that will help in the understanding of the environmental impacts of nanotechnology. The official title of her article is Analysis of Silver Nanoparticles in Antimicrobial Products Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) She also traveled presented talks at two conferences this year.  Well done, Huiyuan!

Elisha Allan-Perkins named 2015-16 Gilgut Fellow in PB

PB graduate student Elisha Allan-Perkins

Elisha Allan-Perkins (Plant Biology Ph.D. candidate, Jung Lab) was awarded the Plant Biology Gilgut Fellowship and the 2015 Chris Stiegler Turfgrass Science Student Travel Award for her research on the soil communities on organic and conventional turfgrass and her outreach activities at UMass and for national scientific societies. She also traveled to Pasadena, CA for the American Phytopathology Society Meeting in August. The PB Gilgut fellowship provides one full year of funding from an endowment in honor of Dr. Constantine Gilgut, who taught at the University for much of his 50 year career.  Dr. Gilgut was a specialist in the control of diseases for major crops such as potatoes and tobacco and was very active in UMass Extension as well as teaching and research. Congratulations to Elisha on receiving this prestigious award!

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