Biology Department News


Meet Undergraduate Intern, Jillian Ness

Meet Undergraduate Intern, Jillian Ness
2017-06-21

As a senior majoring in Biochemistry, it was an honor to receive the Biology Internship Scholarship for the summer of 2017.

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The Department of Biological Sciences Congratulates Richard Kuhn

The Department of Biological Sciences Congratulates Richard Kuhn
2017-06-16

The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science

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Leung lab published a review article on using zebrafish to screen drugs for retinal degeneration

Leung lab published a review article on using zebrafish to screen drugs for retinal degeneration
2017-06-12

Logan Ganzen and Prahatha Venkatraman, graduate students in Prof. Yuk Fai Leung’s lab, have published a review article entitled “Utilizing Zebrafish Visual Behaviors in Drug Screening for Retinal Degeneration” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

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Leung lab research featured in an educational science video

Leung lab research featured in an educational science video
2017-06-12

Leung lab research on zebrafish vision has been featured by Inés Laura Dawson from Draw Curiosity in her educational science video entitled “Is Animal Vision 20/20?”.

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2016-17 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Awards

2016-17 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Awards
2017-05-22

Alyssa Gleichsner and Logan Ganzen are the winners the 2016-17 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Awards.

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Tom Walter awarded the 2017 J. Alfred and Martha O. Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award

Tom Walter awarded the 2017 J. Alfred and Martha O. Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award
2017-05-16

Congratulations Tom Walter who was presented the 2017 J. Alfred and Martha O. Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award at the Departmental Awards ceremony on April 25th, 2017.

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Gleichsner Selected for Research and Teaching Honors

Gleichsner Selected for Research and Teaching Honors
2017-04-28

It is not often that a graduate student will excel in both the laboratory and the classroom, but Alyssa Gleichsner has successfully captured the top teaching and research awards in Biological Sciences this year.

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Purdue Science award winners at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

Purdue Science award winners at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
2017-04-26

The 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium on April 11th in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms featured 75 poster presentations by students from the College of Science.

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Dr. Claudio Aguilar presented 2016 Sigma Xi Midcareer Research Award

Dr. Claudio Aguilar presented 2016 Sigma Xi Midcareer Research Award
2017-04-17

Dr. Aguilar was awarded the Midcareer Research Award from the Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society.

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Venkatraman awarded a 2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Venkatraman awarded a 2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowship
2017-04-17

Prahatha Venkatraman, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has successfully renewed and has been awarded a 2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation in recognition of her leadership capabilities and scientific talents.

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Ross Biological Reserve breaking ground for a new building

Ross Biological Reserve breaking ground for a new building
2017-04-10

On Saturday April 1, we broke ground at the Ross Biological Reserve for a new building that will support ecological research, teaching and outreach by housing a graduate ecologist-in-residence, and by providing an open-air pavilion for visiting groups.

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LSC teacher inducted into National Hall of Fame

LSC teacher inducted into National Hall of Fame
2017-04-10

Congratulations BSAAC member Joseph Ruhl. Joe received one of the biggest surprises of his life Friday morning, walking into an assembly at Jefferson High School to learn he was being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

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Spring 2017 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council Meeting

Spring 2017 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council Meeting
2017-03-31

The department welcomed the Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council to campus on March 30-31st in a session entitled “Moving Biological Sciences Forward for 2017-2018”.

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Gardner receives Murphy Exceptional Early Career Award

Gardner receives Murphy Exceptional Early Career Award
2017-03-22

Stephanie Gardner, assistant professor of Biological Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Exceptional Early Career Award.

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Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention

Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention
2017-03-20

Researchers have determined the structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus.

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Professor succeeds in protein modeling competitions using Purdue’s community clusters

Professor succeeds in protein modeling competitions using Purdue’s community clusters
2017-03-09

Daisuke Kihara and his team for the protein modeling competitions.

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The College of Science annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon

The College of Science annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon
2017-03-02

The College of Science annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon 2017

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Congratulations Dr. Donna Fekete

Congratulations Dr. Donna Fekete
2017-02-24

Congratulations Dr. Donna Fekete, named to the John and Donna Krenicki Directorship 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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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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