Biology Department News


Professor Gelvin attends Paris GENIUS meeting

Professor Gelvin attends Paris GENIUS meeting
2016-11-28

Stanton Gelvin participated in a Scientific Advisory Board meeting for the GENIUS project in Paris, France.

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Sue Karcher Retirement Celebration

Sue Karcher Retirement Celebration
2016-11-22

Sue Karcher retired from Purdue after 35 years of service in the Department of Biological Sciences, she will be missed.

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Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2016-11-22

Several professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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Devika Sirohi from Dr. Kuhn's Lab to Serve as a 2017 Trainee Councilor

Devika Sirohi from Dr. Kuhn's Lab to Serve as a 2017 Trainee Councilor
2016-11-18

Devika Sirohi was invited to serve as the 2017 Trainee Councilor for the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses a division of the American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

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Fish eyes: modeling genetic mutations behind ocular disease

Fish eyes: modeling genetic mutations behind ocular disease
2016-11-14

Using zebrafish as a model, Dr Yuk Fai Leung studies the gene networks behind ocular diseases.

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Gelvin laboratory attends the 37th Crown Gall Conference

Gelvin laboratory attends the 37th Crown Gall Conference
2016-11-10

Professor Gelvin and laboratory members Dr. Lan-Ying Lee, Rachelle Lapham, and Ashok Govindan attended the 37th Annual Crown Gall Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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Impact of Drought on Disease using a Human Parasite System

Impact of Drought on Disease using a Human Parasite System
2016-11-10

Alyssa Gleichsner, an EEB graduate student, Jessica Cleveland, a recent Purdue undergraduate, and Dennis Minchella published a study in the journal Evolution which investigates the impact of drought on disease using a human-parasite system.

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Fall 2016 Building Momentum for Biological Sciences at Purdue – BSAAC

Fall 2016 Building Momentum for Biological Sciences at Purdue – BSAAC
2016-11-04

The Biological Sciences Advisory Committee met today with the Biology Leadership Team to discuss "Building Momentum for Biological Sciences at Purdue".

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Dr. Ed Bartlett Named University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ed Bartlett Named University Faculty Scholar
2016-10-27

Dr. Ed Bartlett has been named an University Faculty Scholar effective July 1, 2017.

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Dr. Ximena E Bernal’s Paper is Posted on the Cover of Biotropica

Dr. Ximena E Bernal’s Paper is Posted on the Cover of Biotropica
2016-10-24

Dr. Ximena E Bernal's paper "Pyrazine emission by a tropical firefly: an example of chemical aposematism?" is on the cover of Biotropica.

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Professor Morris (Morry) Levy – Playground Named in His Honor

Professor Morris (Morry) Levy – Playground Named in His Honor
2016-10-18

A playground was named in honor of Morris (Morry) Levy on October 14th.

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Jeff Dukes Named the Inaugural Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability

Jeff Dukes Named the Inaugural Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability
2016-10-14

Biological Sciences congratulates: Dr. Jeffrey Dukes for being named the inaugural Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability.

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Department of Biological Sciences Fall 2016

Department of Biological Sciences Fall 2016
2016-09-30

The Department of Biological Sciences had their annual picture taken on the steps of Lily Hall.

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Alex Chubykin – Neurobiology Research
2016-09-30

At Purdue University, researchers across campus are working to unlock the mystery of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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2016 Outstanding Alumni

2016 Outstanding Alumni
2016-09-30

The Department of Biological Sciences on September 22, 2016 honored two outstanding alumni: Julie Overbeck, President of Remington Seeds, LC and Gayle Johnston, President of CuraScript Specialty Distribution: Express-Scripts Holding Company.

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Dr. Catherine Searle paper published: “Population density, not host competence, drives patterns of disease in an invaded community”

Dr. Catherine Searle paper published: “Population density, not host competence, drives patterns of disease in an invaded community”
2016-09-26

Dr. Catherine Searle paper published in the American Society of Naturalists.

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US News Ranks Purdue #13 Nationally for Undergraduate Teaching

US News Ranks Purdue #13 Nationally for Undergraduate Teaching
2016-09-26

The US news reports: Purdue University ranked nationally #13 for undergraduate teaching.

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Congratulations Dr. Michael Rossmann named 2016 Laureate of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics

Congratulations Dr. Michael Rossmann named 2016 Laureate of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics
2016-09-26

Dr. Michael Rossmann has been named a 2016 Laureate of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics.

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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

The laboratory of W. A. Cramer, has completed studies on paradigm-changing studies in two major areas of membrane protein structure-function
2016-09-12

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

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

Pelaez wrote the Cover Article for the September 2016 issue of The Physiologist, the newsletter of The American Physiological Society
2016-09-12

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

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Dr. Francis Collins visits the Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Francis Collins visits the Department of Biological Sciences
2016-09-02

Dr. Francis Collins visits the Department of Biological Sciences

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NSF grant to fund College of Education STEM research project

NSF grant to fund College of Education STEM research project
2016-09-01

NSF grant to fund College of Education STEM research project

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United Way Campaign Kick Off

United Way Campaign Kick Off
2016-09-01

United Way Campaign Kick Off

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Congresswoman Susan Brooks visits Purdue's Zika researchers

Congresswoman Susan Brooks visits Purdue's Zika researchers
2016-09-01

Congresswoman Susan Brooks visits Purdue's Zika researchers

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UNAL-Purdue develop successful bioinformatics workshops

UNAL-Purdue develop successful bioinformatics workshops
2016-09-01

UNAL-Purdue develop successful bioinformatics workshops

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

Lafayette recognized as one of the best small cities for college graduates
2016-08-25

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

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In Silico drug discovery method for computationally modelled target proteins

In Silico drug discovery method for computationally modelled target proteins
2016-08-18

In Silico drug discovery method for computationally modelled target proteins

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

Bio alumna Amanda Elmore wins Olympic gold in women's rowing event!
2016-08-18

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

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Stan Gelvin presents keynote address at the MAPMBS annual meeting

Stan Gelvin presents keynote address at the MAPMBS annual meeting
2016-08-17

Stan Gelvin presents keynote address at the MAPMBS annual meeting

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Kuhn: Don't panic over Zika, but start taking it seriously

Kuhn: Don't panic over Zika, but start taking it seriously
2016-08-16

Kuhn: Don't panic over Zika, but start taking it seriously

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Delving into Host-Parasite Interactions

Delving into Host-Parasite Interactions
2016-08-16

Delving into Host-Parasite Interactions

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Sam Postlethwait, 98-year-old retired biology professor continues educating others, giving back to community

Sam Postlethwait, 98-year-old retired biology professor continues educating others, giving back to community
2016-08-15

Sam Postlethwait, 98-year-old retired biology professor continues educating others, giving back to community

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Professor Daniel Suter organizes and presents at the Heraeus Seminar on Neuronal Mechanics

Professor Daniel Suter organizes and presents at the Heraeus Seminar on Neuronal Mechanics
2016-08-15

Professor Daniel Suter organizes and presents at the Heraeus Seminar on Neuronal Mechanics

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Summer happenings in the Mattoo Lab

Summer happenings in the Mattoo Lab
2016-08-15

Summer happenings in the Mattoo Lab

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Professor Wen Jiang selected as a 2016 Showalter Faculty Scholar

Professor Wen Jiang selected as a 2016 Showalter Faculty Scholar
2016-08-15

Professor Wen Jiang selected as a 2016 Showalter Faculty Scholar

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Professor Cynthia Staffuacher to serve as Associate Head of Research and Graduate Education

Professor Cynthia Staffuacher to serve as Associate Head of Research and Graduate Education
2016-08-09

Professor Cynthia Staffuacher to serve as Associate Head of Research and Graduate Education

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Bit by a tick? Next steps and species to know

Bit by a tick? Next steps and species to know
2016-08-08

Bit by a tick? Next steps and species to know

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Chubykin lab grows by two feet

Chubykin lab grows by two feet
2016-08-08

Chubykin lab grows by two feet

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Professor Stephen Konieczny steps into new role as Interim Department Head

Professor Stephen Konieczny steps into new role as Interim Department Head
2016-08-05

Professor Stephen Konieczny steps into new role as Interim Department Head

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Dismantling Disease

Dismantling Disease
2016-08-01

Dismantling Disease

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Fall 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award

Fall 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award
2016-08-01

Fall 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award

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Professor Gelvin presents at IS-MPMI international conference

Professor Gelvin presents at IS-MPMI international conference
2016-08-01

Professor Gelvin presents at IS-MPMI international conference

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Ag Research Spotlight: Jeffrey Dukes

Ag Research Spotlight: Jeffrey Dukes
2016-08-01

Ag Research Spotlight: Jeffrey Dukes

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Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk’s shelf life

Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk’s shelf life
2016-07-20

Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk’s shelf life

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Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife

Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife
2016-07-08

Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife

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Dr. William Cramer edits book to be published mid July

Dr. William Cramer edits book to be published mid July
2016-06-29

Dr. William Cramer edits book to be published mid July

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Dr. David Sanders assumes the office of Chair of the University Senate

Dr. David Sanders assumes the office of Chair of the University Senate
2016-06-15

Dr. David Sanders assumes the office of Chair of the University Senate

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Biological Sciences students represent the department at the 68th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists

Biological Sciences students represent the department at the 68th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists
2016-06-13

Biological Sciences students represent the department at the 68th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists

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Konieczny and Taparowsky labs 30th reunion

Konieczny and Taparowsky labs 30th reunion
2016-06-10

Konieczny and Taparowsky labs 30th reunion

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An instructional design process for teaching about mechanisms  - a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)

An instructional design process for teaching about mechanisms - a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)
2016-06-01

An instructional design process for teaching about mechanisms - a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)

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Logan Ganzen awarded CTSI Predoctoral Investigator Award in Translational Research

Logan Ganzen awarded CTSI Predoctoral Investigator Award in Translational Research
2016-06-01

Logan Ganzen awarded CTSI Predoctoral Investigator Award in Translational Research

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Hollenbeck named vice provost for faculty affairs

Hollenbeck named vice provost for faculty affairs
2016-05-17

Hollenbeck named vice provost for faculty affairs

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Clark Gedney recognized by the Office of Engagement

Clark Gedney recognized by the Office of Engagement
2016-05-12

Clark Gedney recognized by the Office of Engagement

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Meet the class of 2016: McKeith Pearson, Hannah Craft and Goldie Razban

Meet the class of 2016: McKeith Pearson, Hannah Craft and Goldie Razban
2016-05-10

Meet the class of 2016: McKeith Pearson, Hannah Craft and Goldie Razban

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Development of the Neuron Assessment for Measuring Biology Students’ Use of Experimental Design Concepts and Representations

Development of the Neuron Assessment for Measuring Biology Students’ Use of Experimental Design Concepts and Representations
2016-05-09

Development of the Neuron Assessment for Measuring Biology Students’ Use of Experimental Design Concepts and Representations

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Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates

Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates
2016-05-05

Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates

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2016 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program

2016 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program
2016-04-28

2016 Department of Biological Sciences Awards & Recognition Program

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Finding moonlighting proteins, in genomes, which perform two independent functions

Finding moonlighting proteins, in genomes, which perform two independent functions
2016-04-26

Finding moonlighting proteins, in genomes, which perform two independent functions

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Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow
2016-04-22

Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

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Biology Students Winners at Purdue University Undergraduate Research Symposium

Biology Students Winners at Purdue University Undergraduate Research Symposium
2016-04-22

Biology Students Winners at Purdue University Undergraduate Research Symposium

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A hands-on, problem-solving toolkit to teach neuroscience and mental health concepts using mobile computing devices

A hands-on, problem-solving toolkit to teach neuroscience and mental health concepts using mobile computing devices
2016-04-22

A hands-on, problem-solving toolkit to teach neuroscience and mental health concepts using mobile computing devices

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College of Science Merit Awards

College of Science Merit Awards
2016-04-22

College of Science Merit Awards

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Dr. Wen Jiang Promoted to Full Professor

Dr. Wen Jiang Promoted to Full Professor
2016-04-22

Dr. Wen Jiang Promoted to Full Professor

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2016 Life Sciences Postdoc Mini-Symposium

2016 Life Sciences Postdoc Mini-Symposium
2016-04-19

2016 Life Sciences Postdoc Mini-Symposium

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A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut to therapeutic target

A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut to therapeutic target
2016-04-18

A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut to therapeutic target

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Spring 2016 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee Meeting

Spring 2016 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee Meeting
2016-04-18

Spring 2016 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee Meeting

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How to Identify and Interpret Evolutionary Tree Diagrams, a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)

How to Identify and Interpret Evolutionary Tree Diagrams, a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)
2016-04-18

How to Identify and Interpret Evolutionary Tree Diagrams, a report from our BEAST (Biology Education Area for Scholarship and Teaching)

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Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees

Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees
2016-04-14

Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees

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Purdue student receives national Goldwater Scholarship

Purdue student receives national Goldwater Scholarship
2016-04-12

Purdue student receives national Goldwater Scholarship

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Venkatraman has been awarded a 2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Venkatraman has been awarded a 2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowship
2016-04-11

Venkatraman has been awarded a 2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowship

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Crowdfunding campaign to support Zika virus research

Crowdfunding campaign to support Zika virus research
2016-04-07

Crowdfunding campaign to support Zika virus research

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Support Zika Virus Research

Support Zika Virus Research
2016-04-04

Support Zika Virus Research

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Researchers reveal Zika virus structure, a critical advance in the development of treatments

Researchers reveal Zika virus structure, a critical advance in the development of treatments
2016-03-31

Researchers reveal Zika virus structure, a critical advance in the development of treatments

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Aakanksha Angra wins first place in the 2016 Sigma Xi Graduate Poster Competition

Aakanksha Angra wins first place in the 2016 Sigma Xi Graduate Poster Competition
2016-03-23

Aakanksha Angra wins first place in the 2016 Sigma Xi Graduate Poster Competition

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2016 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award

2016 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award
2016-02-29

2016 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award

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Meet the BIOL13100 peer leaders!

Meet the BIOL13100 peer leaders!
2016-02-16

Meet the BIOL13100 peer leaders!

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Purdue professor part of National Academies Zika virus workshop

Purdue professor part of National Academies Zika virus workshop
2016-02-16

Purdue professor part of National Academies Zika virus workshop

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Spring 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award

Spring 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award
2016-02-08

Spring 2016 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award

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Zika virus and mosquito experts

Zika virus and mosquito experts
2016-02-02

Zika virus and mosquito experts

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Name that song - Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture

Name that song - Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture
2016-01-19

Name that song - Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture

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Purdue Undergraduate Students Used the Difference in Swimming Behaviour to Classify Different Strains of Zebrafish

Purdue Undergraduate Students Used the Difference in Swimming Behaviour to Classify Different Strains of Zebrafish
2016-01-05

Purdue Undergraduate Students Used the Difference in Swimming Behaviour to Classify Different Strains of Zebrafish

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