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Bio senior mixed research, study abroad for full Science experience

Posted on November 30, 2015 by

Author(s): Tim Brouk Samantha Dawson in one of Prof. Dennis Minchella’s labs in Lilly Hall. From snorkeling for conchs to dissect while studying abroad in the British West Indies to blending mouse “liver smoothies” for parasitic worm egg extraction for more research in Lilly Hall, Biological Sciences senior Samantha Dawson has had a full College […]

Congratulations to Dr. Zhao-Qing Luo on his College of Science Research Award

Posted on November 24, 2015 by

Professor Zhao-Qing Luo has been selected to receive a College of Science Research Award that recognizes faculty members for their outstanding research accomplishments. As part of the recognition of this award, Dr. Luo will present a public lecture. Details of the talk have not yet been determined but will be posted once announced. Congratulations Dr. […]

Two Purdue faculty members win NIH grants for brain research

Posted on November 11, 2015 by

Two Purdue University researchers have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health as part of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative. The Purdue recipients are Meng Cui, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Biological Sciences, and Mathew Tantama, an assistant professor […]

Satarupa Bhaduri wins Midwest Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award

Posted on October 29, 2015 by

At the recent (October 23-25) Annual Midwest/Southwest Photosynthesis Meeting, Satarupa Bhaduri, in the lab of W. A. Cramer,  won the Midwest Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award, for her talk on “Heterogeneity of the Dielectric Constant of the Cytochrome bc1 complex from Rhodobacter capsulatus.

Purdue Profiles: Jeff Bolin

Posted on October 21, 2015 by

A Purdue faculty member with past award-winning research projects, Jeff Bolin now shares the same passion for the project work of others in his role, six years and counting, in the Office of Research and Partnerships, where he is associate vice president with responsibility for research development services, research centers, and shared research facilities. Bolin, […]

Dr. Christopher Staiger named Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Posted on October 19, 2015 by

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Oct. 9) ratified seven named and distinguished professors and approved a resolution of appreciation for seven donors who have given $1 million or more to Purdue. Trustees approved Audeen W. Fentiman as the Crowley Family Professor in Engineering Education; David Nolte as the Edward M. Purcell Distinguished […]

Purdue makes major new investments in the life sciences – Life Sciences Pillars of Excellence

Posted on October 14, 2015 by

This article was  posted in  “Purdue Today” issue October 14, 2015. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University announced Tuesday (Oct. 13) plans to establish a new Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences Initiative aimed at enhancing Purdue’s life sciences research and graduate education. The initiative comes as part of Purdue’s recently announced $2 billion […]

DP Announcement – Life Sciences Pillars of Excellence

Posted on October 14, 2015 by

  This message is being sent on behalf of Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Discovery Park DP Staff, As announced earlier in Purdue Today, President Mitch Daniels has approved the launch of two Life Sciences Pillars of Excellence.  We are delighted that the Pillars will be hosted in Discovery […]

Purdue Undergraduate Students Established a Statistical Framework for Studying Zebrafish Behavior

Posted on October 12, 2015 by

Purdue Undergraduate Students Established a Statistical Framework for Studying Zebrafish Behaviour Zebrafish has become a popular research model for neurobiology and drug discovery. One reason for this popularity is that zebrafish embryos are small, which makes it easy for scientists to monitor the behaviour of many individual animals in parallel. In these behavioural studies, the […]

2015 Outstanding Alumni – Michelle Hood and Simon Rhodes

Posted on September 28, 2015 by

The Department of Biological Sciences honored the 2015 Outstanding Alumni – Michelle Hood and Simon Rhodes on September 24-25, 2015.  A reception and dinner was held in the East Faculty Lounge attended by the honorees and their family, along with Biological Sciences faculty, and a few graduate and undergraduate students from the department.  Michelle Hood […]