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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 […]

Purdue Day of Giving

Posted on April 26, 2016 by

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 […]

How to Identify and Interpret Evolutionary Tree Diagrams, a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)

Posted on April 22, 2016 by

Dr. Selcen Guzey has been working with Purdue Biology graduate student Richard Lie 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 computing devices that […]

College of Science Merit Awards

Posted on April 22, 2016 by

The College of Science hosted the annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon in late February where members of the Department received various recognition. From left to right: Dr. Stephen Konieczny – Leadership Award Kathleen Anderson – Leadership Award Dr. Jeffrey Lucas – Undergraduate Advising Award Karen Wiggins – Undergraduate Advising Award Rebecca Fulk – Customer […]

Dr. Wen Jiang Promoted to Full Professor

Posted on April 22, 2016 by

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 8) approved faculty promotions. The following promotions are effective with the 2016-17 academic year. Exact dates are noted by campus or name. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE To Full Professor Wen Jiang, professor of biological sciences

2016 Life Sciences Postdoc Mini-Symposium

Posted on April 19, 2016 by

  The 2016 Life Sciences Postdoc Mini-Symposium was a huge success, with 35 participants representing 6 Colleges and 13 different Departments. Indeed, it was standing room only for the oral presentations with even more colleagues enjoying a nice Friday afternoon visiting the scientific posters. Elizabeth Buescher (Biochemistry, Brian Dilkes’ lab) won first place in the […]

A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut to therapeutic target

Posted on April 18, 2016 by

Researchers identified a single enzyme doing the work of a trio thought necessary to control a common cellular signaling process being pursued as a therapeutic target. The signaling process, ubiquitination, plays an essential role in numerous important cellular processes such as immunity, which is frequently hijacked by pathogens to enable the spread of infection within […]