Research Area: Agriculture & Biosciences

School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

As the first interdisciplinary school at UNH, integrates the university’s various marine-related research, teaching and outreach activities, drawing faculty from every college within the university

Soybeans and DNA: Two Important Supreme Court Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court recently delivered two unanimous decisions, Bowman v. Monsanto (Bowman) and Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (Myriad). One affirmed industry legal analysis, and the other upended it. In Bowman, the Court held that growing a patented plant and harvesting its seed is equivalent to making the patented seed.

COLSA Dean Jon Wraith Named as Fellow in Food Systems Leadership Institute

Jon M. Wraith, Dean, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and Director, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named as a 2012 Fellow in the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI).

Dedicated to developing individual and institutional leadership for a twenty-first century food system, FSLI is a program of the Association of Public Land-grant Universities with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

New Requirements for Applicants for Public Health Service (PHS) Research Funding

In 2011, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) revised its financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR) regulations regarding research funded by it or its component agencies (e.g., the National Institutes of Health; see list [here]).  These regulations are effective August 24, 2012.

COLSA Professor's Research Featured on Government's SEE Innovation website

A new article on the on the SEE Innovation website features the research of the team led by Stacia Sower, Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology and Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences. 

"Hagfish Hormone Discovered" describes the identification of the first reproductive hormone in the hagfish, a primitive jawless fish. The research, which sheds new light on evolutionary divergent processes involving reproduction and growth, was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation .

NH Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)

Focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region, conducintg research, technology transfer, and education of new professionals

NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES)

Seeks to solve problems affecting agriculture, forestry, and the social and economic well-being of NH's people, the region and the nation by providing unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, forest management, and related wildlife and natural resources

New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC)

Partnership between the Institute on Disability, the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center that promotes and improves health and social well-being of those with inherited conditions through collaborations among public health professionals, private health professionals, educators, consumers and advocates across New England

Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS)

Conducts research in comparative and environmental genomics, with a special emphasis on novel model species and provides technical assistance and services in high-throughput DNA sequencing, fragment analysis, and analysis of gene expression

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