csengele bartaMay 8, 2023–Dr. Csengele Barta, associate professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, was awarded a Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) Award of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) for the fifth consecutive year. 

The award recognizes excellence in research contributions to plant science, plant science scholarship and undergraduate student research mentorship of faculty at primarily undergraduate serving institutions. The Award also provides funding to facilitate the research presentation of Dr. Barta at the 2023 Plant Biology Meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit missouriwestern.edu