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Marsh to deliver Van Liere keynote

Dr. Clay Marsh will speak on the topic “Wellness – The Intersection of Science and Purpose” at 1 p.m. Friday, March 24 in the Patteson Auditorium at WVU’s Health Sciences Center. It is open to the public, and is the highlight of WVU’s annual two-day Van Liere Research Days celebration.

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WVU professor emeritus and creator of the WV ’63 unveils new tomato, limited seed available for growers

For more than half his life, Mannon Gallegly, West Virginia University professor emeritus of plant pathology, has been perfecting the tomato. In 1950, his research on vegetable diseases and tomato blight at WVU led him on a 13-year journey that culminated with the West Virginia ’63, also dubbed the “people’s tomato,” released in 1963 and rereleased in 2013 to help commemorate West Virginia’s 100th and 150th birthdays, respectively.

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Lima earns prestigious NSF CAREER award

Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work to improve modular systems for energy applications. The award comes with $500,000 in funding over a five-year period.

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