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Dr. Gribskov Presents at National University of Colombia

Posted on August 27, 2015 by

August 10 – 14 Determination of the expression level of mRNA on a genome wide scale using next-generation sequencing techniques is a powerful tool for understanding growth and development, analyzing pathogens, improving crops, and improving human health. Dr. Michael Gribskov (Professor of Biological Sciences and Computer Science by courtesy) presented a workshop entitited “Differential gene […]

Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel for Fall 2015

Posted on July 30, 2015 by

The Department of Biological Sciences is please to announce the winners of the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Fall 2015 competition.   Aaron Gall (Dr. Laszlo Csonka’s Laboratory) will present his studies at the upcoming 2015 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Conference in Madison, WI.   Brad Jakubison (Dr. Stephen Konieczny’s […]

Dr. Hollenbeck and Devireddy Publish in Journal of Neuroscience

Posted on July 30, 2015 by

Mitochondria, the organelles within our cells that produce chemical energy from foodstuffs, have their own life cycle: they grow, divide, fuse and when they wear out they are turned over. In neurons – enormous, energy-hungry, compartmentalized cells – it is now clear that mitochondrial turnover is important in neurodegenerative disease. A recent study from the […]

Dr. Andrea Kasinski to be featured in upcoming Webinar

Posted on July 8, 2015 by

‘New Perspectives on microRNA in Disease and Therapy’ Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time MicroRNAs play an important role in modulating gene expression. Characterizing the mechanism of action of microRNAs and identifying microRNA targets is critical for understanding the function of microRNA in development and disease. The Scientist brings together […]

Alyssa Gleichsner receives award for her presentation at the Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists

Posted on July 8, 2015 by

Alyssa Gleichsner, a graduate student in the the laboratory of Dennis Minchella, received the most outstanding presentation award at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists in Omaha, Nebraska. Her study entitled, “Does the parasite composition alter the outcome of competition?: Life history and virulence consequences of intraspecific parasite co-infection” used molecular […]

Purdue researchers successfully target ‘Achilles’ heel’ of MERS virus

Posted on June 16, 2015 by

A Purdue University-led team of researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the virus and could lead the way to better treatments for those infected. The virus is in the international spotlight again as South Korea faces the largest MERS […]

Research reveals the mechanism of precise attack in infection

Posted on June 15, 2015 by

Like modern military operations, precise attack is important in infections. A new study by Dr. Zhao-Qing Luo’s group and their collaborators at Cornell University reveals the mechanism of precise attack by a virulence factor called SidC from the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila, which deploys a large cohort of arsenals to bring down the immune system. […]

Team USA selected from USA Biology Olympiad at Purdue

Posted on June 15, 2015 by

Four top-scoring high school students will represent the United States as Team USA 2015 during the International Biology Olympiad July 12-19 in Aarhaus, Denmark. Members of Team USA earned gold medals at the Center for Excellence in Education’s USA Biology Olympiad national finals jointly sponsored with Purdue University on its main campus. Nearly 10,500 students […]

Marcy Nevius graduates from the Accomplished Clerical Excellence program

Posted on June 2, 2015 by

The Accomplished Clerical Excellence (ACE) and the Council for Manager Development (CMD) programs graduated a combined 43 University staff members this spring. On May 6, a celebration was held in Purdue Memorial Union’s North Ballroom to recognize this year’s ACE class. Twenty-three clerical staff members from various areas across campus graduated from the two-year program. […]

Adding app to course helps students Pattern their study habits

Posted on May 21, 2015 by

Teaching in a lecture hall to 400 students, Alan Friedman always wondered how much time they spent studying for his class, and if that effort resulted in better learning and grades. But simply polling students in his introductory biology course about how much they studied gave only the most general answers. Then he began using […]