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The laboratory of W. A. Cramer, has completed studies on paradigm-changing studies in two major areas of membrane protein structure-function

Posted on September 12, 2016 by

Dr. Stanislav D. Zakharov, Senior Research Associate, Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Sandeep K. Singh, and Research Assistant Sejuti Naurin, left , center , and right in the picture, in the laboratory of W. A. Cramer, have completed studies on paradigm-changing studies in two major areas of membrane protein structure-function: (1) In the Journal of Biological Chemistry, […]

Pelaez wrote the Cover Article for the September 2016 issue of The Physiologist, the newsletter of The American Physiological Society

Posted on September 12, 2016 by

As the 2016 Guyton Physiology Educator of the Year, Dr. Nancy Pelaez wrote an article that appears on the cover of the September 2016 issue of The Physiologist, the newsletter of The American Physiological Society. This article highlights the role Pelaez played as a contributing author to the Vision and Change report, which was based […]

Dr. Francis Collins visits the Department of Biological Sciences

Posted on September 2, 2016 by

  The University was honored to have Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, visit the Department to hear about the amazing research that is going on at Purdue.  Dr. Collins also took time to meet with current students and postdocs of which many were from the Department of Biological Sciences.  What […]

NSF grant to fund College of Education STEM research project

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

Purdue University’s College of Education was awarded $2 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “Using Principles of Design to Advance Teacher Education.” As part of the project, faculty from the colleges of Education, Engineering and Science will work directly with 240 undergraduate students studying elementary education over five years to broaden […]

In the News: Congresswoman Susan Brooks visits Purdue’s Zika researchers

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

By: Dennis Conrad, Purdue Exponent City Editor During Congresswoman Brooks’ recent visit to campus she met with researchers focused on the Zika virus in an effort to have a better understanding of Purdue’s efforts in finding solutions to combat infectious disease. The full article can be read in today’s Exponent or by clicking the link […]

United Way Campaign Kick Off

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

Purdue’s 2016 United Way campaign begins today (Sept. 1) with the goal of raising $760,000 for local agencies in need. The campaign ends Nov. 16. The Purdue United Way Campaign’s theme this year is “We’re all United Way people.” Pam Horne, vice provost for enrollment management, is this year’s campaign chair, and Willie Reed, dean […]

UNAL-Purdue develop successful bioinformatics workshops

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

The ongoing collaboration between Professors Esperanza Torres, from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), and Michael Gribskov from Purdue, has been fruitful. It all began when Torres, a molecular biologist, spent her sabbatical at Purdue in 2013-14. She worked closely with Professor Mary Catherine Aime, in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology on research projects […]

Lafayette recognized as one of the best small cities for college graduates

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

A recent article published by MSN notes Lafayette, Indiana as being one of the best places for graduates to settle after college. Best small Cities for graduates…. 7. Lafayette, Indiana As the No. 2 city on Forbes’ 2015 list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers, Lafayette has much to offer young graduates. It’s […]

In Silico drug discovery method for computationally modelled target proteins

Posted on August 18, 2016 by

Traditionally, drug molecules have been identified through high-throughput experimental screening. Since this process is costly, a computational method called Virtual Screening (VS) has emerged as a complementary approach since the early 1990s. VS can be performed effectively if the tertiary structure of the target protein is known (structure-based virtual screening, SBVS). However, existing SBVS methods […]

Bio alumna Amanda Elmore wins Olympic gold in women’s rowing event!

Posted on August 18, 2016 by

Purdue alumna Amanda Elmore won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday as a member of the United States women’s eight rowing team at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The United States finished the 2,000-meter race in a time of 6:01.49, ahead of Great Britain (6:03.98) and Romania (6:04.10). At the […]