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2014-04-22

Yuk Fai Leung was awarded with the J. Alfred & Martha Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award at the 2014 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program.

2014-04-22

Prahatha Venkatraman was recognized at the 2014 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program for the following achievements:

  1. Successful application for a 2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowship by the Schlumberger Foundation,
  2. Selection to participate in the 2014 Neurobiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory with the support from a Marine Biological Laboratory Summer Scholarship, and
  3. Successful application for a travel award from the Purdue Women in Science Programs to attend the the Neurobiology Course 2014 at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Congratulations Prahatha!

2014-04-22

Gaonan Zhang was recognized at the 2014 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program for his successful application for a William H. Phillips Summer Research Internship in 2013. Congratulations Gaonan!

2014-04-22

Zain Abedali and Patrick Tiffany were awarded with a Biological Sciences Departmental Scholarship at the 2014 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program. Congratulations Zain and Patrick! 

2014-04-11

Yuk Fai Leung was selected to be the Best Lecturer by the first year medical students of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) - Lafayette, Class of 2017. The award was presented at the 15th Annual Spring Celebration Dinner of the IUSM-Lafayette.

2014-04-10

Prahatha Venkatraman was awarded with a travel grant by the Purdue Women in Science Programs to attend the 2014 Neurobiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Congratulations Prahatha!

2014-04-04

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Yuk Fai Leung to Associate Professor, effective on Aug 18th, 2014.

2014-03-28

Prahatha Venkatraman was awarded with a 2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowship by the Schlumberger Foundation. Congratulations Prahatha!

2014-03-05

Prahatha Venkatraman was selected to participate in the 2014 Neurobiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Congratulations Prahatha!

2014-03-01

Leung lab's international collaboration programs with the Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants and Joint Shantou International Eye Center in China were covered in an article "Chinese Medicinal Plants May Hold Key to New Retinal Degeneration Therapies" published in the Spring 2014 issue of Dimensions of Discovery by the Office of the Vice President for Research at Purdue University.

2014-01-28

Kavya Sankhavaram joined us as an undergraduate research student. Welcome Kavya!

2014-01-23

Liyun Zhang, Sylvia Bonilla, Yuqing Zhang and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "p35 promotes the differentiation of amacrine cell subtype in the zebrafish retina under the regulation of egr1" was published by Developmental Dynamics. Congratulations!

2014-01-21

Liyun Zhang, Sylvia Bonilla and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "A high-throughput zebrafish screening method for visual mutants by light-induced locomotor response" was accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Congratulations!

2014-01-13

Zain Alabdeen Abedal and Martin Tian joined us as undergraduate research students. Welcome Zain and Martin!

2014-01-13

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a lecture on “Disease-causing gene network and novel drug therapies for retinal degeneration” at the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, China [Chinese website of the Institute].  See the news coverage by the institute (in Chinese). (Blog entry pending).

2014-01-11

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a lecture on “Disease-causing gene network and novel drug therapies for retinal degeneration” at the Symposium on the Latest Development of International Eye Research at the Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shantou, China. See the news coverage by the institute (in Chinese).

2014-01-09

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a lecture on “Genome Editing Tools for Medicine” at the Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shantou, China. 

2014-01-08
Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a lecture on “Genome Editing Tools for Medicine”, at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2014-01-06

Liyun Zhang and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Expression profiling of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in zebrafish smarca4 mutant revealed altered signals that potentially affect RPE and retinal differentiation" was published by Molecular Vision. Congratulations!

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