News Articles for 2017

Gardner awarded NSF Biology Education Research Grant

Gardner awarded NSF Biology Education Research Grant
2017-09-21

Stephanie M. Gardner was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program to better understand and improve undergraduate biology student analysis and graphing of biological data.

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Mattoo Lab receives special recognition

Mattoo Lab receives special recognition
2017-09-21

Congratulations to Seema Mattoo. Her lab was selected out of several hundred by the Journal of Biological Chemistry as a “foundational article” and compiled in a special issue on “Protein Folding in the Cell”. A snapshot of the letter informing us of this honor is attached. The link to the special issue is at http://www.jbc.org/site/vi/folding.xhtml

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  The blind gap in avian binocular vision

The blind gap in avian binocular vision
2017-09-21

Study shows that the evolution of binocular vision in birds is not just about what birds can see but also about what they cannot.

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Kerry N Rabenold Pavilion Dedication

Kerry N Rabenold Pavilion Dedication
2017-09-13

Biology's new log cabin, built at the Ross Biological Reserve, was officially dedicated on Sept 9.

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Caleigh Roleck Named as Astronaut Scholar

Caleigh Roleck Named as Astronaut Scholar
2017-09-08

Caleigh Roleck studies biochemistry in the College of Science. She is also a member of Purdue Honors College and pursuing minors in statistics and biotechnology. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation recognized the junior with the Astronaut Scholarship in 2017, an award highlighting initiative, creativity and excellence of science and engineering students. The national honor is designed to ensure the U.S. maintains its leadership in science and technology.

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Meet Ben Watson Phillips Undergrad Intern

Meet Ben Watson Phillips Undergrad Intern
2017-08-29

I am a rising senior pursuing a biochemistry undergraduate degree. The Mattoo lab has a broad goal of studying and determining the details of a family of proteins that provide a unique post-translational modification.

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Leung Lab receives 2 year research grant

Leung Lab receives 2 year research grant
2017-08-29

Leung lab received a research grant from the International Retinal Research Foundation to evaluate new drugs for retinal degeneration

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Therapeutic delivery of microRNAs

Therapeutic delivery of microRNAs
2017-08-24

Work from the Kasinski and Low labs has identified a novel mechanism capable of delivering therapeutic microRNAs in the absence of toxicity

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Chubykin lab publishes an article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments

Chubykin lab publishes an article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments
2017-08-11

Qiuyu Wu, the graduate student in Chubykin lab, has published a peer-reviewed article “Application of Automated Image-guided Patch Clamp for the Study of Neurons in Brain Slices” in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

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Meet Caleigh Roleck Undergrad Intern

Meet Caleigh Roleck Undergrad Intern
2017-08-10

I am a rising junior majoring in the Biology Department's Biochemistry program, and upon completion of my Bachelor's Degree, I plan on pursuing a PhD and embarking on a career as a government or military scientist.

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Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop

Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop
2017-07-26

Yuk Fai Leung participated in the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop (DBTW) from 27th June 2017 to 1st July 2017

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Congratulations Samarth Mathur and Yuan Ren

Congratulations Samarth Mathur and Yuan Ren
2017-07-21

Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Fall 2017

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Meet Sarah Brokovich Undergrad Intern

Meet Sarah Brokovich Undergrad Intern
2017-07-21

Hi, I’m Sarah Brokovich. I am a senior majoring in Genetic Biology at Purdue University.

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New mechanism to destroy viruses could lead to future therapies

New mechanism to destroy viruses could lead to future therapies
2017-07-20

Researchers at Purdue University have uncovered the way some antibodies neutralize infections caused by viruses.

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Gene Networks in Cochlear Patterning

Gene Networks in Cochlear Patterning
2017-07-19

Vidhya Munnamalai awarded NIDCD Early Career Award R21

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Meet Elaine Colomb Undergrad Intern

Meet Elaine Colomb Undergrad Intern
2017-07-14

I’m a senior in general biology, and I’ve been working in a biochemistry lab for about a year and a half.

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Leung lab visited collaborating institutes in Asia

Leung lab visited collaborating institutes in Asia
2017-07-11

The Leung lab discovers new drugs for retinal degeneration through extensive collaborations in Asia

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Meet Chufan Cai Undergrad Intern

Meet Chufan Cai Undergrad Intern
2017-07-07

I am Chufan Cai from China, and I am a senior in biology now!

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Tourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations

Tourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations
2017-07-05

An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder

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Kelly Ronald gets the prestigious Allee Award

Kelly Ronald gets the prestigious Allee Award
2017-06-23

Kelly Ronald — former Ph.D. student in our Department - was awarded the Walter Clyde Allee Award at the 2017 Animal Behavior Society meeting.

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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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Leung lab established a statistical approach to analyze zebrafish locomotor behaviour

Leung lab established a statistical approach to analyze zebrafish locomotor behaviour
2017-06-19

Leung lab established a statistical approach to analyze zebrafish locomotor behaviour

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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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Structural Modeling of Protein Complexes with Disordered Proteins

Structural Modeling of Protein Complexes with Disordered Proteins
2017-06-16

A substantial fraction of the proteins encoded in genomes are intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), which lack a single stable structure in the native state.

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Structure-Function relations in physiology education:  Where’s the mechanism?

Structure-Function relations in physiology education: Where’s the mechanism?
2017-06-14

Matthew Lira and Stephanie Gardner published a study in Advances in Physiology Education published June 1st, 2017 Vol. 41 no. 2, 270-278

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Hawk-eyed songbirds

Hawk-eyed songbirds
2017-06-12

Hawks and falcons have been portrayed as examples of animals with magnificent vision in the animal kingdom.

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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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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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Links between DNA methylation and nucleosome occupancy in the human genome  Clayton K. Collings and John N. Anderson

Links between DNA methylation and nucleosome occupancy in the human genome Clayton K. Collings and John N. Anderson
2017-04-19

Epigenetics & Chromatin 2017 10:18 DOI: 10.1186/s13072-017-0125-5

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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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How reliable are protein structures determined by electron microscopy?

How reliable are protein structures determined by electron microscopy?
2017-03-03

An increasing number of biomolecular structures are solved by electron microscopy (EM). However, the quality of structure models determined from EM maps vary substantially.

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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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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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