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Spring 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award

Posted on February 8, 2016 by

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Spring 2016 competition. Rosemary Morman (Dr. Elizabeth Taparowsky’s Laboratory) will present her findings at the upcoming 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists in Seattle, WA. Yue Liu (Dr. Michael Rossmann’s Laboratory) […]

Zika virus and mosquito experts

Posted on February 2, 2016 by

The World Health Organization reports the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas. The following Purdue University experts can discuss the virus, how it spreads and interacts with humans and mosquitos, mosquito control, and ways to protect from mosquito bites, as well as what this means for women’s health, fears related to public health […]

Name that song – Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture

Posted on January 19, 2016 by

Author: Kelly Hiller If you walk by the large lecture classroom in Lilly Hall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, you may hear music during the changing of classes every fall. Songs by classic rock groups ranging from The Beatles, Stones, Byrds, and The Who to Queen, Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Boston reverberate from the classroom […]

Purdue Undergraduate Students Used the Difference in Swimming Behaviour to Classify Different Strains of Zebrafish

Posted on January 5, 2016 by

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 zebrafish are often exposed to sudden environmental changes to trigger characteristic […]

Including plant acclimation to temperature change improves climate models

Posted on December 8, 2015 by

Including plants’ acclimation to changes in temperature could significantly improve the accuracy of climate models, a Purdue University study shows. Plants are the largest drivers of carbon fluxes between land and the atmosphere, taking up and releasing carbon dioxide through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. The rates at which these processes occur are sensitive […]

Dr. Wen Jiang named University Faculty Scholar from the College of Science for 2016

Posted on December 7, 2015 by

Dr. Wen Jiang, Associate Professor of  Biological Sciences has been named a University Faculty Scholar from the College of Science for 2016. The University Faculty Scholar designation is to recognize faculty members who hold the rank of tenured associate professor or professors who have been in the rank for no more than five years at […]

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 […]

Assistant Professor Mark Christie receives Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Grant

Posted on November 4, 2015 by

Assistant Professor Mark Christie and Professor Maria Sepulveda have been awarded a three-year grant from the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission entitled, “Assessing the resistance of sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) to TFM.” Sea Lamprey are invasive in the Great Lakes and have been treated with the lampricide 3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) for 57 years. This project couples whole […]