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Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk’s shelf life

Posted on July 20, 2016 by

A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study. Bruce Applegate, Purdue associate professor in the Department of Food Science, and collaborators from Purdue and […]

Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife

Posted on July 8, 2016 by

In a recent book chapter, Prof. Fernandez-Juricic presented a conceptual framework to use principles of sensory biology to develop novel stimuli tuned to the sensory system of a target species in order to manipulate its behavior. This has widespread applied implications to modify the behavior of species (repel, attract) and reduce the frequency of human-wildlife […]

Dr. William Cramer edits book to be published mid July

Posted on June 29, 2016 by

Cytochrome Complexes: Evolution, Structures, Energy Transduction, and Signaling Hardback, 784 pp, to be published July 16, 2016 Editors, William A. Cramer & Toivo Kallas An Introduction that describes the origin of cytochrome notation also connects to the history of the field, focusing on research in England in the pre-World War II era. The start of […]

Dr. David Sanders assumes the office of Chair of the University Senate

Posted on June 15, 2016 by

Prof. David Sanders has assumed the office of Chair of the University Senate.  He follows in this role in the footsteps of Prof. Morry Levy. The University Senate is the governing body of the faculty. It has the power and responsibility to propose or to adopt policies, regulations, and procedures intended to achieve the educational […]

Biological Sciences students represent the department at the 68th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists

Posted on June 13, 2016 by

  Sarah Marshall, a senior in Biological Sciences won the Herrick Award for the best poster presentation at the 68th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists.  Her presentation was entitled: “Inter- and Intra-clonal comparisons of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae”.  In addition, incoming graduate student Trevor Vannatta was selected for the honorable mention award for his oral presentation […]

Konieczny and Taparowsky labs 30th reunion

Posted on June 10, 2016 by

Photo by Laurie Iten   The Konieczny and Taparowsky labs held a joint 30th year reunion on Saturday, June 4 at the Discovery Learning Research Center on the Purdue campus. Over 90 current and former students, postdocs and technicians were in attendance. Another proud moment for the Department where our past alums had a chance […]

An instructional design process for teaching about mechanisms – a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)

Posted on June 1, 2016 by

Drs. Nancy Pelaez (Biological Sciences) and Trevor Anderson (Chemical Education and Biochemistry) have published a paper with our former biology graduate student, Dr. Caleb Trujillo, describing a four-stage process to guide refinements of the MACH model [with components of methods (M), analogies (A), context (C), and how (H)] as an aid to help students explain […]

Logan Ganzen awarded CTSI Predoctoral Investigator Award in Translational Research

Posted on June 1, 2016 by

Logan Ganzen, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a CTSI Predoctoral Investigator Award in Translational Research. This program seeks applicants who are interested in translating their research findings to clinical applications. It is extremely competitive this year, with 53 applications. Logan conducts his research with Professor Yuk Fai Leung. […]

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