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Hollenbeck named vice provost for faculty affairs

Posted on May 17, 2016 by

Peter Hollenbeck, associate vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of biological sciences, has been named vice provost for faculty affairs, effective July 1. In his new role, Hollenbeck will provide strategic direction for a wide array of faculty-focused initiatives, including recruitment, retention, resource allocation and faculty development. He also will oversee faculty policies, including […]

Clark Gedney recognized by the Office of Engagement

Posted on May 12, 2016 by

Clark Gedney, director of the biomedia center for instructional design in the Department of Biological Sciences was recognized for his Service to Engagement. The Office of Engagement awards were presented at a luncheon on May 9th. Purdue News: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q2/office-of-engagement-honors-faculty-and-staff-with-annual-awards.html

Meet the class of 2016: McKeith Pearson, Hannah Craft and Goldie Razban

Posted on May 10, 2016 by

McKeith Pearson II will receive his Bio degree this weekend before staying in the department to receive a master’s in Molecular Biology!   Meet graduating Biological Sciences senior Hannah Craft, who will go on to work for a master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.   Goldie Razban, a Biological […]

Development of the Neuron Assessment for Measuring Biology Students’ Use of Experimental Design Concepts and Representations

Posted on May 9, 2016 by

Researchers, instructors, and funding bodies in biology education are unanimous about the importance of developing students’ competence in experimental design. Despite this, only limited measures are available for assessing such competence, especially in the areas of molecular and cellular biology. Also, existing assessments do not measure how well students use standard symbolism to visualize biological […]

Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates

Posted on May 5, 2016 by

Grad students Bret Moore and Luke Tyrrell from Prof. Fernandez-Juricic’s lab in Biological Sciences collaborated with grad student Innfarn Yoo from Prof. Bedrich Benes’ lab in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue to develop a new piece of software that can characterize in an standardized manner the morphology of a common center of […]

2016 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program

Posted on April 28, 2016 by

  Dr. Richard Kuhn hosted the annual departmental awards ceremony on April 26, 2016 where faculty, staff and students were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Dr. Daniel Suter was acknowledged as the J. Alfred and Martha Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching award winner this year and Clark Gedney won the Smith-Neurge Award in […]

Finding moonlighting proteins, in genomes, which perform two independent functions

Posted on April 26, 2016 by

Most of proteins in a genome are assigned with single function; however, an increasing number of proteins are found to have multiple functions. Moonlighting proteins are a class of proteins that show multiple cellular functions within a single polypeptide chain. Moonlighting proteins are vital in important cellular processes, signaling pathways and disease progression. Moonlighting proteins […]

Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

Posted on April 22, 2016 by

Professor Jeff Dukes will spend the next year promoting climate change dialogue with the public as one of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows. Dr. Dukes is the Director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center. His research group at Purdue examines how ecosystems and plant communities, in particular invasive species, interact with […]

Biology Students Winners at Purdue University Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted on April 22, 2016 by

The College of Science winners in the picture with Frank Dooley and Dennis Minchella are 3rd place, Senior in Computer Science, Bryan Rainey 2nd place, Senior in Biology, Jessica Cleveland (NOT PICTURED) 1st place, Sophomore in Neurobiology and Physiology,  Kenny Nguyen   Honors College People’s Choice winners from the College of Science are Pictured with […]

A hands-on, problem-solving toolkit to teach neuroscience and mental health concepts using mobile computing devices

Posted on April 22, 2016 by

  Dr. Selcen Guzey (left) has been working with Purdue Biology graduate student Richard Lie (right) on evaluating the effectiveness of iNeuron (NIH #R44MH096674) a participatory educational toolkit and curriculum to teach neuroscience and mental health concepts. iNeuron models neuronal, synaptic, and circuit functions, and will provide an engaging, hands-on, problem-solving learning environment using mobile […]