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Colloquium: The Utility of Pollen in Systematic and Morphological Studies: A Celebration of the Life of John J. Skvarla

Uno, Gordon [1].

A Brief History of Dr. John J. Skvarla.

Dr. John Skvarla joined the Department of Botany and Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 1965 as an Assistant Professor in charge of the then embryonic Electron Microscope Facility on the OU campus. He currently holds the longevity record for faculty members in our unit with a career that has so far spanned 43 years. A prolific writer, Dr. Skvarla has 150+ refereed publications, and he has made over 80 presentations at scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. I will provide highlights of Dr. Skvarla’s contributions to the Department and University as well as an overview of the work that led him to be named a George Lynn Cross Research Professor at OU. Beginning with his undergraduate work at Upsala College, New Jersey, I’ll track Dr. Skvarla’s education that led him to Oklahoma, and his experiences and training that eventually helped forge his interest in pollen morphology and ultrastructure. I’ll conclude with some personal comments and observations of John and his work.


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1 - University of Oklahoma, Department of Botany and Microbiology, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019, USA

Keywords:
Skvarla
pollen.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C2
Location: Fort Camp Lounge/Gage
Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Time: 1:45 PM
Number: C2001
Abstract ID:588


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