Navigation Links
Biology professor secures grant to save West Virginia's primary natural history collection
Date:5/11/2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. Thanks to the work of a Marshall University biology professor, the nation's largest museum collection of mammals, amphibians and reptiles from West Virginia will be preserved for future generations.

Dr. Suzanne G. Strait has been awarded a $373,256 grant from the National Science Foundation to re-curate and modernize the West Virginia Biological Survey Museum, which is housed in the university's College of Science. Her colleague Dr. Thomas K. Pauley, also a professor of biology, is co-investigator on the grant.

The museum is located in the Science Building and comprises more than 21,000 specimens amassed over 70 years. According to Strait, nearly every species described in West Virginia is part of the collection, including many of those listed as federally endangered or at risk.

Strait says that over the next two years, the grant will allow researchers to buy new cabinets, containers and freezers for storing and preserving the specimens.

"This natural history collection from West Virginia is larger than that of any other museum in the country, and it is truly a unique resource to be developed for training the next generation of biologists who will study Appalachia's animals," said Strait. "It is in urgent need of new equipment and curation to ensure its survival, so we were quite pleased to get this award."

She added that the grant also will help build a new facility for storage of tissue collections for genomic studies, digitize all archival data and develop an electronic database. The database will be placed online to make it available to researchers worldwide.

"In addition to re-housing the specimens, we'll be scanning all the field notebooks, maps and slides in the museum," she said. "One of the things that makes our collection remarkable is that we have, in some cases, 40 years worth of natural history records from the same mountain in West Virginia. That's extraordinarily rare, s
'/>"/>

Contact: Ginny Painter
ginny.painter@marshall.edu
304-746-1964
Marshall University Research Corporation
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Illuminating biology: An evolutionary perspective
2. A new journal where molecular biology meets clinical research
3. New Systems Biology Awards enable detailed study of microbes
4. Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
5. Synthetic Biology: Coming Up Fast!
6. Researchers apply systems biology and glycomics to study human inflammatory diseases
7. Systems biology brings hope of speeding up drug development
8. December 2008 highlights from Biology of Reproduction
9. Toward a systems biology map of iron metabolism
10. French scientist wins the Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize
11. Synthetic biology: Is ethics a showstopper?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Biology professor secures grant to save West Virginia's primary natural history collection
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 Cellecta, Inc., a U.S.-based provider ... and biomarker discovery, announced the release of its ... all human protein coding genes. CRISPR technology enables ... gene,s function. Cellecta,s new Human Whole Genome CRISPR ... so that researchers can investigate in a single ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Today, ZTE announced its Android ... well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate to sales of ... guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen Lantto, ... smartphone manufacturer in China and we are ... 5 for Axon , its ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... Jul. 13, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce ... patent 62/188684 for BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD ... convenient and secure method to make payments.  With ... methods, introduced with its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1025 in ZTE's Smartphone Axon 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4
... genetic variant that substantially improves survival of individuals with ... disease, has been indentified by a consortium of researchers ... and Robert Brown, MD, DPhil, Chair and Professor of ... of the KIFAP3 gene variant is reported in the ...
... in avian conservation is underway this spring throughout the ... A legion of highly skilled volunteer ornithologists is helping ... sites for migrating birds in the southern coastal zone ... migrants. These songbirds summer in the subarctic part of ...
... Lyncean Technologies, Inc. has just received a Phase ... Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to develop "Differential ... produced by the Compact Light Source (CLS). ... ongoing development of the Compact Light Source and ...
Cached Biology News:UMMS researchers isolate first 'neuroprotective' gene in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds 2Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds 3Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... R-Biopharm is proud ... partially hydrolyzed gluten in foods, has been accepted by AOAC International as Official ... Gluten in Fermented Cereal-Based Products by R5 Competitive ELISA,” based on a specific ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... The 2015 Market Research Report on the Global Propanol Industry ... market with a focus on the Chinese situation. Major companies included in the propanol ... Sanofi, Royal Dutch Shell, LG Chem and Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical. , The report provides ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  With over 60,000 customers across the globe, ISN ... connect 450 hiring organizations with more than 60,000 safe and reliable contractors in over 80 countries. ... ... ... Headquartered in Dallas, TX ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... GEA's Pony™ NS2006L is a ... to 1500 bar. The sanitary design gauge of the NS2006L is well suited ... Pony™ NS2006L homogenizer is an ideal solution for the processing of nanoparticles, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 3ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3GEA Announces the Pony™ NS2006L… a Self-contained, High Pressure Lab Homogenizer for Product Development Ensuring Maximum Efficiency and Safety 2
... Jan. 10, 2012 Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately ... achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and ... six patents within the last 12 months, bringing the ... which contain broad claims in the immunoassay space.  The ...
... Show) – iHealth Lab Inc., the pioneering designer and ... Blood Pressure Dock and iHealth Digital Scale today announced ... immediately when users download latest version of the companion ... Scale, the free service will enable users to instantly ...
... Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer, and ... freeze media for cells and tissues, today announced preliminary ... 2011. Highlights include: , Sixth consecutive quarter of record ... 13% over the third quarter and 41% over the same ...
Cached Biology Technology:Saladax Biomedical, Inc. Issued Six Patents Containing Broad Claims in the Immunoassay Space 2iHealth Lab Launches Personalized Web Portal to Store Your Vitals 2BioLife Solutions 2011 Revenue Up 33% 2BioLife Solutions 2011 Revenue Up 33% 3
... our Regulatory Edition of Molecular Imaging (MI) ... for life science research and drug discovery ... with U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Code ... Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures [21 CFR Part ...
... time, you can identify and characterize high-value, ... interferences. The Agilent Multiple Affinity Removal System ... proteins from human serum, plasma, CSF samples ... With this revolutionary system, you can: ...
... Select Tissue Arrays are intended for laboratory ... were fixed in neutral buffered formalin and ... diagnosis was performed by certified pathologists. ... blocks and relocated into a new recipient ...
... The Agilent Two-Color RNA Spike-In Kit contains ... anneal only to complementary control probes on ... The spike-ins serve as a positive microarray ... NOTE: This kit is a required ...
Biology Products: