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The Department of Biological Sciences welcomes new Director of Development, Jimmy Parker

Posted on April 10, 2014 by

The Department of Biological Sciences along with the University Development Office would like to introduce James ‘Jimmy’ Parker as the Director of Development effective April 14th. Jimmy is a graduate of the Brian Lamb School of Communication, LA ’05 and comes to University Development from his position of Recruiter of Teaching Education Programs in the […]

Drs. Morry and Maria Levy receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence

Posted on April 10, 2014 by

Drs. Morry and Maria Levy received the Team Award as part of the Colombia Institute for Advanced Scientific Research, whose mission is to cultivate leaders who drive economic prosperity in Colombia, Indiana and the United States through innovation in science, technology, policy and education.  The purpose of the Team Award is to recognize and encourage […]

Purdue trustees approve faculty promotions

Posted on April 9, 2014 by

Left to right: Yuk Fai Leung, Daisuke Kihara, Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Jeffrey Dukes Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 4) approved faculty promotions. The following promotions are effective with the 2014-15 academic year. For the West Lafayette campus, that means Aug. 18, except where otherwise noted. To Associate Professor Yuk Fai Leung, associate professor […]

The Spring 2014 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee recently visited the department

Posted on April 8, 2014 by

Left to Right: Mark Effron, Julie Overbeck, Herman Houin, Pam Fraker, Bill Phillips, Richard Kuhn Not pictured: Katey Owen   The BSAAC welcomed a new member for our Spring 2014 meetings.  Dr. Pamela Fraker is the Director of the  Molecular and Metabolic Disease Program in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State […]

Caleb Waddell is among 5 Students Who are looking to use a Purdue education to move the world forward

Posted on April 1, 2014 by

Purdue senior Caleb Waddell has experienced firsthand how one person can change the lives of others through the simple act of encouragement. As a shy freshman, Caleb found a friend and mentor in his residence assistant (RA), who helped him to become involved in the residence hall community. This encouragement led him to become a […]

Dr. Eichinger named Murphy Award winner

Posted on March 26, 2014 by

David Eichinger, associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Biological Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. Eichinger was surprised with the news on Tuesday (March 25). The University’s highest undergraduate teaching honor, the Murphy Award is accompanied by a $10,000 cash award […]

Dr. Nancy Emery chosen as College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor

Posted on March 19, 2014 by

 Professor Nancy Emery has been chosen as the College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor.  This ward receives a discretionary allocation in accordance with University policy. 

Gene swapping: Hosts and parasites share more than food

Posted on March 17, 2014 by

It is long been known that bacteria can swap genes between each other by a process known as “horizontal gene transfer”. Today, the evidence shows that animals and plants also have the ability to exchange genes.  In fact, animal and plant parasites can act as vectors, transferring genes between hosts. The number of reports of […]

Dr. Christopher Staiger awarded the distinction of Fellow from the American Society of Plant Biologists

Posted on March 14, 2014 by

Christopher Staiger, Professor of Biological Sciences, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow from the American Society of Plant Biologists. Established in 2007, the Fellow of ASPB award may be granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the Society by current members in areas that include research, education, […]

Caleb Trujillo is among 5 Students Who are looking to use a Purdue education to move the world forward

Posted on March 5, 2014 by

As one of the first students in Purdue’s burgeoning biology education graduate program, Caleb Trujillo is leading the pack in a growing discipline that looks at how people learn biology. He investigates how biologists explain cellular and molecular mechanisms in the hopes of better understanding how such knowledge is learned. He is, in a way, […]