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Health Benefits

The University of Missouri offers health insurance for qualified, full-time graduate students.  The Graduate School provides information and guidance on medical insurance for graduate students.

Stacy Small, Ph.D.

Conservation Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Stacy Small

“I am committed to protecting native biodiversity in the Americas. Working with world-class avian ecologists at the University of Missouri, I developed the analytical and communication skills I needed for a successful career in wildlife conservation.”

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Birthplace of the phage display technology

Invented by Dr. George Smith in 1985, phage-display technology is a method for the study of protein-protein, protein-peptide, and protein-DNA interactions that uses bacteriophages to connect proteins with the genetic information that encodes them. The method is now widely used in the medical biotechnology field, especially in the area of antibody/antigen interactions and drug discovery.

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