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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Research Associate Professor of Protein Chemistry


  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Plant Physiology, Ph.D.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Botany, M.S.
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Biology, B.S.

Courses Taught

  • MBS 7123, Topics in Molecular Biosciences ("Plant cell wall polysaccharides and related enzyme systems")
  • MBS 6251, Techniques in Molecular Biosciences ("Essential tools for protein analysis and purification" and "Protein identification by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry")
  • AGRI 6361, Grad seminar ("Introduction to writing funding proposals")

Research Interests

  • Development of polysaccharide-modifying enzyme systems for tailoring functional properties of pectin and arabinoxylan and oligosaccharides derived from them.
  • Isolation and analysis of functional protein and polysaccharide components from rice and bioenergy crop processing fractions.
  • Understanding the root-specific cell wall biochemistry using sugar beet hairy root cultures.


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Plant Physiologists
  • Society for Industrial Microbiology


  • Research Associate Professor of Protein Chemistry, Arkansas Bioscience Institute and College of Agriculture (October 2006 to present)
  • Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Wyndmoor, PA (January 2000 to September 2006)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS, Wyndmoor, PA (September 1995 to December 1999)

Brett Savary

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-4792
F: (870) 972-2026


Building: Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Room: 307