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2014 Departmental Awards Program

Posted on April 22, 2014 by

Faculty, staff and students were recognized for their achievements at the annual Departmental Awards Program held April 22nd. This year there was standing room only as Dr. Kuhn presented awards. It was very evident that the department has been working hard. Congratulations to all of those individuals recognized.               […]

Parasites change life history of snails

Posted on April 22, 2014 by

With 4.5 billion humans infected with parasitic worms, it’s no surprise that half of all living creatures are parasites. While the mere mention of internal parasites may make some queasy, Den- nis Minchella finds their unique life- styles and “cleverness” fascinating. Minchella, a professor of biological sciences and associate dean of the Col- lege of […]

2014 Biological Sciences Distinguished Alumni – Dr. Ronald Breaker

Posted on April 21, 2014 by

Dr. Ronald R. Breaker;  PhD 1992 Purdue University Biological Sciences received the Purdue University Department of Biological Sciences Distinguished Science Alumni Award for 2014 on April 11, 2014. The College of Science and the Department of Biological Sciences are thrilled to recognize our graduates whose outstanding achievement in professional and related fields of endeavor merit […]

The Department of Biological Sciences welcomes new Director of Development, Jimmy Parker

Posted on April 10, 2014 by

The Department of Biological Sciences along with the University Development Office would like to introduce James ‘Jimmy’ Parker as the Director of Development effective April 14th. Jimmy is a graduate of the Brian Lamb School of Communication, LA ’05 and comes to University Development from his position of Recruiter of Teaching Education Programs in the […]

Drs. Morry and Maria Levy receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence

Posted on April 10, 2014 by

Drs. Morry and Maria Levy received the Team Award as part of the Colombia Institute for Advanced Scientific Research, whose mission is to cultivate leaders who drive economic prosperity in Colombia, Indiana and the United States through innovation in science, technology, policy and education.  The purpose of the Team Award is to recognize and encourage […]

Purdue trustees approve faculty promotions

Posted on April 9, 2014 by

Left to right: Yuk Fai Leung, Daisuke Kihara, Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Jeffrey Dukes Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 4) approved faculty promotions. The following promotions are effective with the 2014-15 academic year. For the West Lafayette campus, that means Aug. 18, except where otherwise noted. To Associate Professor Yuk Fai Leung, associate professor […]

The Spring 2014 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee recently visited the department

Posted on April 8, 2014 by

Left to Right: Mark Effron, Julie Overbeck, Herman Houin, Pam Fraker, Bill Phillips, Richard Kuhn Not pictured: Katey Owen   The BSAAC welcomed a new member for our Spring 2014 meetings.  Dr. Pamela Fraker is the Director of the  Molecular and Metabolic Disease Program in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State […]

Caleb Waddell is among 5 Students Who are looking to use a Purdue education to move the world forward

Posted on April 1, 2014 by

Purdue senior Caleb Waddell has experienced firsthand how one person can change the lives of others through the simple act of encouragement. As a shy freshman, Caleb found a friend and mentor in his residence assistant (RA), who helped him to become involved in the residence hall community. This encouragement led him to become a […]

Dr. Eichinger named Murphy Award winner

Posted on March 26, 2014 by

David Eichinger, associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Biological Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. Eichinger was surprised with the news on Tuesday (March 25). The University’s highest undergraduate teaching honor, the Murphy Award is accompanied by a $10,000 cash award […]

Dr. Nancy Emery chosen as College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor

Posted on March 19, 2014 by

 Professor Nancy Emery has been chosen as the College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor.  This ward receives a discretionary allocation in accordance with University policy.