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June 14-16, 2018

Taylor Paret and Dr. Melanie Body represented the Appel-Schultz Lab at the 2018 Glass City Chemistry Conference (American Chemical Society), in Toledo, OH.

Taylor Paret presented a poster titled “The role of MSLs in plant perception of insect feeding vibrations”.

Dr. Melanie Body presented a poster titled “Gall induction by Phylloxera on grape leaves – An integrative approach”.

Melanie at the 2018 Glass City Chemistry Conference Taylor at the 2018 Glass City Chemistry Conference

May 29 – June 1, 2018

Taylor Paret and Dr. Melanie Body represented the Appel-Schultz Lab at the Annual Midwest Plant Cell Biology Meeting, in Madison, WI.

Taylor Paret presented a poster titled “The role of MSLs in plant perception of insect feeding vibrations”.

Dr. Melanie Body presented a poster titled “Gall induction by Phylloxera on grape leaves – An integrative approach”.

Taylor at the Midwest Plant Cell Dynamics Meeting

Taylor at the Midwest Plant Cell Dynamics Meeting

May 28, 2018

Dr. Heidi Appel weighed in on the special topic “Are Plants Conscious?” on Gizmodo Giz Asks column. Read the article here.

May 7, 2018

The Appel-Schultz Chemical Ecology Lab welcomes Jacob Teelander and Kathryn Helminiak on the Arabivibe project.

Jacob Teelander

Jacob Teelander

Kathryn Helminiak

Kathryn Helminiak

April 19, 2018

Dr. Heidi Appel presented a seminar titled “Good Vibrations: The Amazing World of Plant Vibrational Communication” at the Lake Erie Center, of the University of Toledo, at 7:00pm.

Heidi Appel at the Lake Erie Center

Heidi Appel at the Lake Erie Center

April 7, 2018

Taylor Paret presented a poster titled “Soybean defensive pathways induced by soybean looper feeding vibrations” at the 9th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium of the University of Toledo, from 3pm to 5pm in room SU 2582/2584 of the Student Union. The MGRS event will be held from 8am to 7pm in Memorial Field House and Student Union.

Abstract-book available here.

More pictures in the gallery.

Taylor at the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium - April 7, 2016

Taylor at the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 7, 2016

March 17, 2018

Dr. Jack Schultz presented a seminar titled “Talking trees and babbling bushes: How plants communicate with each other” at the Saturday Morning Science, at 10:00am, in Wolfe Hall, room 1205, of the University of Toledo.

March 2-11, 2018

Dr. Heidi Appel taught “The Galapagos Islands: Biology and Conservation” for the University of Toledo Honors College‘s students, with a trip that included an amazing introduction to the Galapagos Islands’ uniquely evolved animals and plants and the history of their conservation and current issues through excursions to three of the islands for hiking and snorkeling.

February 17, 2018

The new AAAS Fellows, including Dr. Heidi Appel, have been recognized during the Fellows Forum at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

AAAS president Susan Hockfield and Heidi Appel at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, on February 17, 2018.

AAAS president Susan Hockfield and Heidi Appel at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, on February 17, 2018.

Fellows Forum at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Fellows Forum at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

February 13, 2018

Dr. Heidi Appel has been interviewed by the University of Toledo‘s journalist team about her research on plant response to insect feeding vibrations.

Heidi Appel during her interview by UT journalists

Heidi Appel during her interview by UT journalists

January 26, 2018

Dr. Heidi Appel has been interviewed by Tumble Science Podcasts for Kids. Listen to the interview and read the article “The Secret Senses of Plants” here.

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November 30, 2017

Dr. Heidi Appel has been interviewed by Atlas Obscura. Read the article “A Dentist-Turned-Horticulturalist Made a Record Just for Plants” here.

November 20, 2017

Three University of Toledo researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their important contributions to scientific discovery.

The UT faculty members who are among the 396 AAAS Fellows elected in 2017 are Dr. Heidi Appel, dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College and professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences; Dr. Karen Bjorkman, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, and Helen Luedtke Brooks Endowed Professor of Astronomy; and Dr. Steven Federman, professor of astronomy.

AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific and engineering society. Since 1874, it has elected Fellows to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Read the full article here: UT News
Find the whole list of 2017 AAAS Fellows approved by the AAAS Council here: AAAS, Science Mag

November 6, 2017

The Appel-Schultz Chemical Ecology Lab welcomes Sarah Miller on the Arabivibe project.

September 11, 2017

The Appel-Schultz Chemical Ecology Lab welcomes Jana Choberka on the Arabivibe project.

September 13, 2017

Dr. Jack Schultz presented a seminar titled “Darwin’s Peach: Molecular and Developmental Basis of Plant Gall Formation by Insects” to the Department of the Environmental Sciences of the University of Toledo at 4:00pm in Bowman-Oddy Laboratories, room BO 1049.

September 13, 2017

Dr. Heidi Appel presented a seminar titled “Plants Sensing Danger: the surprising role of vibration detection” to the Department of Biological Sciences of the Bowling Green State University at 3:30pm in 112 Life Science Building.

August 15, 2017

The Appel-Schultz Chemical Ecology Lab officially moved from the University of Missouri to the University of Toledo.

August 2017 — Boxes pilling up before the move from the University of Missouri to the University of Toledo... August 2017 — Moving from the University of Missouri to the University of Toledo with two big trucks!
August 2017 — Melanie as traffic officer during the move to the University of Toledo. August 2017 — Taylor as traffic officer during the move to the University of Toledo.
Bowman-Oddy Laboratories, our new home at the University of Toledo!

Bowman-Oddy Laboratories, our new home at the University of Toledo!

May 15, 2017

The Schultz-Appel Chemical Ecology Lab welcomes Pamela Steider and Taylor Paret from the University of Toledo on the Arabivibe project.

Pamela Steider

Pamela Steider

Taylor Paret

Taylor Paret

March 18, 2017

Dr. Jack Schultz and Dr. Heidi Appel talked about plant behavior for the Toledo (Ohio) Naturalists Association on March 18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Secor Metropark, Secor Room (more information here).

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March 1, 2017

Dr. Heidi Appel presented about “Plants sensing danger: the surprising role of vibration detection” in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, at 4pm, Room 1049, Bowman-Oddy Hall.

Plants have surprisingly complex sensory systems that allow them to track changes in their environment and warn them of danger.

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June 17, 2016

After 9 years as Senior Research Scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences and as a member of the MU graduate faculty, Dr. Heidi Appel accepted the position of Dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College and Professor with tenure at the University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio), starting on August 15, 2016.

Heidi Appel

Since 2007, Dr. Heidi Appel has made many important contributions to Division of Plant Sciences and MU through her teaching, research, and student mentoring. Since 2012, she has also served as the Associate Director and Senior Associate Director of the MU Honors College.

Dr. Jack Schultz will be following his wife, Dr. Heidi Appel, one year from now, retiring from MU at the end of June 2017.

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