Biology assistant professor, Dr. Tilottama Roy, has been elected to the executive board of the early career section of the international scientific society – Society of Herbarium Curators.

In this prestigious voluntary position, Dr. Roy will serve as the secretary for two years.

One of her missions as the secretary is to increase funding for advancement of herbaria in primarily undergraduate institutions like Missouri Western, and making them more accessible to students and community members.

Dr. Roy’s research at Missouri Western with undergraduate students also includes dried preserved herbarium plant specimens. She is also working with biology major Esther Par at curating the Leo A. Galloway herbarium at Missouri Western.