Wyatt Lab at Ohio University

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University We are academic researchers: grad students, undergrads, professionals (and sometimes a high school or middle school student or two).

We use molecular, genomic and bioinformatics tools for gene discovery in plants.

Happy holidays from the Wyatt Lab at Ohio University!
12/16/2019

Happy holidays from the Wyatt Lab at Ohio University!

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University's cover photo
11/07/2019

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University's cover photo

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University
07/27/2019

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University

What a couple of weeks! Wyatt Lab member Alexander Meyers and collaborator Chris Wolverton have been hard at work at the European Space Research and Technology Centre running plant experiments on ESA's Random Positioning Machine and Large Diameter Centrifuge! Big thanks to Jack van Loon and all the folks at ESTEC for being such a big help! Stay tuned, more science to come!

07/27/2019
Large Diameter Centrifuge

Check this out! Inside those gondolas are some of our Arabidopsis plants experiencing hyper-gravity!

What a couple of weeks! Wyatt Lab member Alexander Meyers and collaborator Chris Wolverton have been hard at work at the...
07/27/2019

What a couple of weeks! Wyatt Lab member Alexander Meyers and collaborator Chris Wolverton have been hard at work at the European Space Research and Technology Centre running plant experiments on ESA's Random Positioning Machine and Large Diameter Centrifuge! Big thanks to Jack van Loon and all the folks at ESTEC for being such a big help! Stay tuned, more science to come!

Ohio University's Cafe series
03/27/2019

Ohio University's Cafe series

‪Do you have questions about breastfeeding or C-Sections? Some of them will be answered at the Science Cafe on Wednesday March 27 @ 5PM in Front Room! ‬

03/06/2019
Columbus Science Pub

Columbus Science Pub

Get ready for tomorrow Pub with a great video from the Science Friday archives! Dr. Sarah Wyatt will be joining us from the Wyatt Lab at Ohio University to tell us more about the challenges and science of growing plants in space. Save your seat at https://upfrontstage.com/tickets/plantsinorbit

Guess who has the Featured Article this month in CourseSource?  We do!  FEATURED ARTICLEWikipedia in the Science Classro...
12/27/2018

Guess who has the Featured Article this month in CourseSource? We do!

FEATURED ARTICLE
Wikipedia in the Science Classroom
Anne Sternberger, Ohio UniversitySarah E Wyatt, Ohio University
CourseSource. https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2018.14

Plants have evolved on Earth to use gravity as a defining force. It directs plant growth in a germinating seedling and p...
11/14/2018

Plants have evolved on Earth to use gravity as a defining force. It directs plant growth in a germinating seedling and positions flowers and fruits in a mature plant.

The shoots go up and the roots go down, right?

But how about plants used for hanging baskets, weeping trees and trailing plants? These plants have different responses to gravity, and although we can breed for these responses, we do not always know what genes are being affected.

The mechanisms underlying plant responses to gravity are difficult to study. Experiments require controls, but there is no way to ‘turn off’ gravity, at least not on Earth. The only real control for gravity experiments is the lack of gravity, and pretty much the only way to do that is through spaceflight.

Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology Sarah Wyatt will discuss this topic at the next Ohio University Science Café, “Plant Gravity Perception: from Earth to International Space Station (ISS),” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Baker Center Front Room. Wyatt will talk about plants, gravity and her lab’s recent spaceflight experiments. The event also can be viewed online: https://livestream.com/ohiocas/events/8375872.

Science Cafés are part of Ohio University’s Café Series. The series provides a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty presenters, staff and the Athens community.

Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions can win a free t-shirt.

Newly published! Sternberger, A.L., and Wyatt, S.E. 2018. Wikipedia in the Science Classroom. CourseSource. https://doi....
11/12/2018
Wikipedia in the Science Classroom | CourseSource

Newly published! Sternberger, A.L., and Wyatt, S.E. 2018. Wikipedia in the Science Classroom. CourseSource. https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2018.14

Despite research suggesting that writing-to-learn exercises (WTL) in the classroom are associated with increased student learning, WTL is still not widely implemented in science courses. To provide our students with a meaningful WTL exercise that also teaches them how to write for the general public...

Al moderating a session, Colin at the Genelab working group, Ava presenting her research, Susan and Ava learning to anal...
11/02/2018

Al moderating a session, Colin at the Genelab working group, Ava presenting her research, Susan and Ava learning to analyze data at a Genelab workshop. OU Space Biology.

We are at ASGSR (America Society for Gravitational and Space Research) in Bethesda MD.
11/02/2018

We are at ASGSR (America Society for Gravitational and Space Research) in Bethesda MD.

At the Sigma Xi meeting. Colin Kruse presenting his research.  Wait for it. Wait for it. He Won! Best presentation , gra...
10/28/2018

At the Sigma Xi meeting. Colin Kruse presenting his research. Wait for it. Wait for it. He Won! Best presentation , graduate student, Molecular Biology division.

American Association of University Women
10/17/2018

American Association of University Women

Join us at 5PM TODAY in the Front Room in Baker for a fascinating Science Cafe! Dr. Natalie Kruse will discuss "The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining," explaining the impact of this industry on our beloved Appalachian region.

Free coffee for the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions can win a free t-shirt!

Hope to see you there soon :)

08/10/2018

Congrats to lab member Anne Sternberger and Dr. Wyatt on the acceptance of their teaching tool manuscript “Wikipedia in the Science Classroom” which will be published in CourseSource (link to come).

05/03/2018

Congratulations to Wyatt lab member Colin Peter on passing his written and oral comprehensive exams!

Congrats to Bailey for winning first place undergraduate poster, Ava for her second place undergraduate poster, Colin an...
04/12/2018

Congrats to Bailey for winning first place undergraduate poster, Ava for her second place undergraduate poster, Colin and Anne for tying for first place Sigma Xi poster, and Anne for her first place graduate poster!

Come to the Convocation Center from 11:30-2:30 to hear Wyatt Lab members talk about their research at the 2018 Student E...
04/12/2018

Come to the Convocation Center from 11:30-2:30 to hear Wyatt Lab members talk about their research at the 2018 Student Expo!

American Association of University Women
03/28/2018

American Association of University Women

Join us TODAY at 5 PM in Baker's Front Room for a Cafe Conversation with Dr. Tania Basta: "An honest discussion about HIV: Combating misconceptions."
Dr. Basta is the chair of the Department of Social and Public Health at OU and will discuss the factors that contribute to rural HIV/HVC epidemics in Appalachia, including recent outbreaks in nearby areas.
Free coffee for the first 50 guests, so make sure to get there early :)

03/23/2018
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA made a video about our current space flight project, check it out!

On Earth, plants use gravity and light to orient their roots, but in space what drives their direction? A study aboard the International Space Station gets to the root of this riddle by investigating plants’ ability to detect gravity and adapt to an environment without it. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2ud7LLh

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University's cover photo
03/17/2018

Wyatt Lab at Ohio University's cover photo

American Association of University Women
03/07/2018

American Association of University Women

Ever wonder how long it would take to talk to someone on Mars? What makes exploration of our solar system so challenging?
Well, according to Professor Hans Kruse, it is time - the time it takes for us to get to Mars and also the time it takes to get a message from Mars to Earth, or vice versa.

Join us TONIGHT at 5 PM in Baker's Front Room for this week's very exciting Science Cafe. Dr. Kruse will discuss the JPL Curiosity mission and shed some light on his research about our vast solar system!

First 50 people get free coffee, so come early! See you there :)

Join us tonight at 5pm for Science Cafe in the Front Room of Baker Center. Assistant Professor Zach Meisel will discuss ...
11/01/2017

Join us tonight at 5pm for Science Cafe in the Front Room of Baker Center. Assistant Professor Zach Meisel will discuss how star death produces chemical elements and how nuclear astrophysics try to recreate these explosions in the lab. It's guaranteed to be an explosively good time!

At ASGSR (the gravity meeting) Al and Ava are working a remote robot to move stuff. 3rd pic is what they’re actually mov...
10/27/2017

At ASGSR (the gravity meeting) Al and Ava are working a remote robot to move stuff. 3rd pic is what they’re actually moving.

You don't want to miss this Wednesday's Science Cafe with Dr. Paul Patton!
10/17/2017
Science Cafe | Harvest the Past, Feed the Future: Reviving the Legacy of Ancient Appalachian Crops, Oct. 18 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

You don't want to miss this Wednesday's Science Cafe with Dr. Paul Patton!

Science Café presents Dr. Paul Patton discussing “Harvest the Past, Feed the Future: Reviving the Legacy of Ancient Appalachian Crops” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Front Room. Patton is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Food Studies and Director of OHIO Archaeological F...

Members of the Wyatt Lab are excited for the first Science Cafe of the semester! Join us now in the Front Room of Baker ...
09/20/2017
Science Cafe | Secrets and Perils of the Southern Ocean, Sept. 20 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Members of the Wyatt Lab are excited for the first Science Cafe of the semester! Join us now in the Front Room of Baker Center to hear the Secrets and Perils of the Southern Ocean with Dr. Lisa Crockett.

Science Café presents Dr. Lisa Crockett discussing “Secrets and Perils of the Southern Ocean” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Front Room. Crockett, Professor of Biological Sciences, focuses her research on what physiological and biochemical processes limit the ability of Antarc...

Join us Saturday, September 9, for the Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium. Everyone is welcome! I know it's short notice,...
07/25/2017
Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium

Join us Saturday, September 9, for the Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium. Everyone is welcome! I know it's short notice, but it would be great to have a Wyatt lab reunion.

The Norman Cohn Research Symposium at Ohio University brings alumni, faculty and students together to showcase current research in plant cell and molecular biology.

A selfie break with NASA. Dr. Wyatt is holding the new BRIC (biological research in canister) LEDs.
06/27/2017

A selfie break with NASA. Dr. Wyatt is holding the new BRIC (biological research in canister) LEDs.

Anne presenting her interdisciplinary research in Viola at #plantbio17
06/27/2017

Anne presenting her interdisciplinary research in Viola at #plantbio17

Proma discusses her proteomics work with a fellow gravity researcher at #plantbio17
06/27/2017

Proma discusses her proteomics work with a fellow gravity researcher at #plantbio17

Colin is in search of a gene and telling people all about it at #plantbio17
06/27/2017

Colin is in search of a gene and telling people all about it at #plantbio17

Alexander Meyers presenting his research poster at #plantbio17.
06/27/2017

Alexander Meyers presenting his research poster at #plantbio17.

Dr. Wyatt and graduate students enjoying themselves at Plant Biology 2017 in Honolulu, HI #plantbio17.
06/26/2017

Dr. Wyatt and graduate students enjoying themselves at Plant Biology 2017 in Honolulu, HI #plantbio17.

Dr. Wyatt and graduate students had a great time networking last night at GO PLANTS Ohio!
04/29/2017

Dr. Wyatt and graduate students had a great time networking last night at GO PLANTS Ohio!

Playing DNA games and decoding DNA into bracelets in celebration of the Genomics Facility's 10 year anniversary!
04/13/2017

Playing DNA games and decoding DNA into bracelets in celebration of the Genomics Facility's 10 year anniversary!

Touring the Ohio University Genomics Facility on its 10 year anniversary!
04/13/2017

Touring the Ohio University Genomics Facility on its 10 year anniversary!

The Wyatt Lab and colleagues had a great time celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Ohio University Genomics Facili...
04/13/2017

The Wyatt Lab and colleagues had a great time celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Ohio University Genomics Facility.

Jeremy Held, former Wyatt Lab member, won first place for his undergraduate poster showcasing his honors thesis.
04/07/2017

Jeremy Held, former Wyatt Lab member, won first place for his undergraduate poster showcasing his honors thesis.

Congrats to members of the violet project! Anne Sternberger received a first place Sigma Xi award and second place gradu...
04/07/2017

Congrats to members of the violet project! Anne Sternberger received a first place Sigma Xi award and second place graduate poster award. Haley Hershman was awarded second place for her undergraduate poster!

Alexander Meyers received a second place award for his graduate poster!
04/07/2017

Alexander Meyers received a second place award for his graduate poster!

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