Biology Department News


Congratulations Dr. Donna Fekete

Congratulations Dr. Donna Fekete
2017-02-24

Congratulations Dr. Donna Fekete, named the inaugural Krenicki Director of the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience.

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Spatial and temporal analysis of alphavirus replication and assembly in mammalian and mosquito cells

Spatial and temporal analysis of alphavirus replication and assembly in mammalian and mosquito cells
2017-02-24

Immunofluorescence analysis of C6/36 mosquito cells infected with Sindbis virus. The image shows labeling at 12 hours of the E2 glycoprotein covalently tagged with mCherry (red) and the viral non-structural protein nsP1 (green) recognized by an anti-nsP1 antibody. The nsP1 protein can be seen to co-localize with filopodial extensions at the periphery of the mosquito cell.

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Purdue Springfest 2017

Purdue Springfest 2017
2017-02-23

It’s fun, it’s family-friendly, and it’s FREE! Purdue Spring Fest is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8-9 in West Lafayette.

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Logan Ganzen awarded a Neuroscience Collaborative Research Fund from the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

Logan Ganzen awarded a Neuroscience Collaborative Research Fund from the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience
2017-02-22

Logan Ganzen awarded a Neuroscience Collaborative Research Fund from the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

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High-throughput discovery of ligand binding proteins in a proteome

High-throughput discovery of ligand binding proteins in a proteome
2017-02-13

Detecting interaction networks of molecules is an important step for systematic understanding of molecular mechanisms of living cells.

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Biology Major Shovik Bandyopadhyay awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Biology Major Shovik Bandyopadhyay awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship
2017-02-09

Research work, dedication to public health earn Purdue student, Shovik Bandyopadhyay, a Churchill Scholarship

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Bio Ed Research Publication: Model the Use of Evolutionary Trees (MUET)

Bio Ed Research Publication: Model the Use of Evolutionary Trees (MUET)
2017-02-03

Bio Ed Research Publication: Model the Use of Evolutionary Trees (MUET)

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The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Spring 2017 competition.

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Spring 2017 competition.
2017-02-02

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Spring 2017 competition.

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Logan Ganzen awarded a Survey Fund from the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery

Logan Ganzen awarded a Survey Fund from the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery
2017-01-31

Logan Ganzen awarded a Survey Fund from the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery

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A new strategy to disrupt the host cytoskeleton by the pathogen Legionella pneumophila

A new strategy to disrupt the host cytoskeleton by the pathogen Legionella pneumophila
2017-01-30

A. Cleavage by RavK inhibited actin polymerization in actin sedimentation assay. After treatment with RavK or its mutant, actin polymerization was allowed to proceed. B. Quantification of the percentage of polymerized actin versus total actin. C. Cleavage by RavK inhibited actin polymerization in a kinetic assembly assay. D. Actin used in pyrene-labeled actin polymerization assay. Groups: i, actin treated with RavK; ii, actin treated with RavKH95A; iii, actin without treatment. Lanes: I, input; P, pellet; S, supernatant.

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#IAM GOLDEN Student Feature: Danielle Rivers

#IAM GOLDEN Student Feature: Danielle Rivers
2017-01-25

Danielle Rivers is a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Biology Lab (BIOL 135), a Student Coordinator for Black Thought Collective, Vice President for Association of Multicultural Science Students, a Tutor for Biology Resource Center, devotes 8-10 hours a week in lab for Undergraduate Research and a part of the Afro Royale Dance Troop.

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The Third Midwest Membrane Trafficking and Signaling Symposium

The Third Midwest Membrane Trafficking and Signaling Symposium
2017-01-23

Purdue co-organizer Swetha Ramadesikan with invited speakers: (From L to R) Dr. Chunhua Zhang, Purdue; Dr. Nava Segev (UIC; Midwest keynote), Dr. R. Claudio Aguilar (Purdue), Dr. Arun Anantharam (University of Michigan), Dr. David Stone (UIC), Dr. Stacey Gilk (IU School of Medicine) and Dr. Mark von Zastrow (UCSF; Keynote address).

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Susan Karcher Legacy

Susan Karcher Legacy
2017-01-17

Susan Karcher Legacy

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New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus
2017-01-10

New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

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Discovery made by the Luo Lab selected as a “Signaling Breakthrough” of 2016

Discovery made by the Luo Lab selected as a “Signaling Breakthrough” of 2016
2017-01-09

Discovery made by the Luo Lab selected as a “Signaling Breakthrough” of 2016

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MIST1, PTF1, and XBP1 Link Secretion and Stress as both Transcriptional Targets and Regulators

MIST1, PTF1, and XBP1 Link Secretion and Stress as both Transcriptional Targets and Regulators
2016-12-20

MIST1, PTF1, and XBP1 Link Secretion and Stress as both Transcriptional Targets and Regulators, David Hess.

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Collective animal behavior models revisited

Collective animal behavior models revisited
2016-12-19

Biologists and engineers have been interested in collective animal behavior for decades, because establishing the rules animals use to coordinate their behavior with group mates can have multiple applied applications.

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Gelvin laboratory publishes work

Gelvin laboratory publishes work
2016-12-15

Gelvin laboratory publishes work

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Professor Gelvin wins JSPS Fellowship

Professor Gelvin wins JSPS Fellowship
2016-12-15

Professor Gelvin wins JSPS Fellowship

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Dr. Michael Rossmann received the Sackler International prize in Biophysics for 2016

Dr. Michael Rossmann received the Sackler International prize in Biophysics for 2016
2016-12-14

Prof. M. G. Rossmann was honored as a Laureate recipient of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics for 2016 on December 13th, 2016, at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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