Presentations from the monthly Council of Research Administrators/Center Directors meeting
Members of MU's Council of Research Adminstrators/Center Directors meet each month to engage in wide-ranging discussions related to all aspects of MU's research enterprise. During the spring of 2018, council chair Mark McIntosh, vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and economic development, asked participants to provide attendees with an overview of their school/college's research strengths, priorities and plans for the future. These presentations, given over a series of meeting dates, will be posted as they become available.
Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center:
Walter Gassmann, Interim Director and Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences
The Bond Life Sciences Center was created in 2004 to help scientists span boundaries in pursuit of investigations ranging across the entire spectrum of life sciences’ research. This "culture of innovation" enables its 32 faculty investigators from six schools and colleges and 9 academic units to bring unique perspectives to bear on problems in human and animal health, the environment, and agriculture. Dr. Gassmann’s presentation provides a detailed overview of how the LSC is structured, its administration, its programs intended to further its collaborative culture, as well as promising new investigations and discoveries.
College of Human Environmental Sciences:
Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, HES Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Textile and Apparel Management
MU’s College of Human Environmental Science houses an array of teaching, research and extension activities, including exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs. For more than 115 years, HES has been deeply rooted in the land-grant mission, its programs serving as MU’s “window on the world.” Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire’s presentation provides a comprehensive overview of HES’s five core areas of research and teaching, with detailed information on important projects currently being pursued by its faculty and students. A separate presentation detailing research highlights regarding Nutrition and Exercise Physiology will be available in early fall 2018.