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Biological Sciences remembers alum Bill Phillips

Biological Sciences remembers alum Bill Phillips
2019-12-17

Bill identified first and foremost as a Boilermaker and became one of the Department's most enthusiastic and supportive alumni, which is how faculty, staff and students at Purdue will remember him.

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Experiment in energy efficiency with Ross Reserve caretaker's cabin

Experiment in energy efficiency with Ross Reserve caretaker's cabin
2019-12-17

An experiment is underway in energy efficiency with caretaker's cabin.

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Newly discovered retinal structure may enhance vision for some birds

Newly discovered retinal structure may enhance vision for some birds
2019-12-16

A newly discovered retinal structure in the eyes of certain kinds of songbirds might help the animals find and track insect prey more easily.

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Biological Sciences faculty members honored as Showalter University Faculty Scholar and with early career Showalter Trust funding

Biological Sciences faculty members honored as Showalter University Faculty Scholar and with early career Showalter Trust funding
2019-11-26

The Ralph W. & Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund recognizes the work of Associate Professor Perry Paschou and Assistant Professor Leifu Chang.

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Could Anthrax Help Fight Bladder Cancer?

Could Anthrax Help Fight Bladder Cancer?
2019-11-13

Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000, and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat.

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Risky business: Frogs’ mating calls also attract predators

Risky business: Frogs’ mating calls also attract predators
2019-11-12

Frogs have been struggling a bit in recent years. Their populations around the world have been declining for decades, and the reasons for their loss come from many fronts. In the túngara frog — a tiny native of Middle, Central and South America — disease, predation and communication are intricately intertwined. Parasites are transmitted by midges, which find their way to frogs by “intercepting” their mating calls.

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Dr. Abebe Fola, Postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Giovanna Carpi's lab, was recently awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award to attend the Malaria 2019 Keystone Symposium.

Dr. Abebe Fola, Postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Giovanna Carpi's lab, was recently awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award to attend the Malaria 2019 Keystone Symposium.
2019-10-30

Dr. Abebe Fola, Postdoctoral researcher in Carpi Lab, received the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award to attend the 2019 Keystone Symposium in Ethiopia.

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Purdue virus expert David Sanders comments on explosion at former Russian Bioweapons Lab.

Purdue virus expert David Sanders comments on explosion at former Russian Bioweapons Lab.
2019-09-20

An interview with Professor David Sanders about the explosion at the Novosibirsk Vector virus laboratory on the BBC, The World Tonight.

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Structure-based Control of the Rate Limitation of Photosynthetic Electron Transport

Structure-based Control of the Rate Limitation of Photosynthetic Electron Transport
2019-09-19

A publication from the laboratory of Bill Cramer, on which grad student Jillian Ness is a senior author, has received special mention in the journal, FEBS (Federation of the European Biochemical Societies) Letters.

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How do honeybees lead to a career in HPC?

How do honeybees lead to a career in HPC?
2019-09-18

The Paths to HPC series, presented in collaboration with Women in HPC, showcases the women working in high-performance computing.

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Kadlubowski, Tesmer earn nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Kadlubowski, Tesmer earn nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
2019-09-03

Two Purdue University students have earned the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s preeminent scholarship for undergraduates in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.

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Conservation and disease in tropical amphibians

Conservation and disease in tropical amphibians
2019-08-30

The fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has been associated with severe declines and extinctions of amphibians around the world.

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Contemporary Approaches to Keeping Up With The Scientific Literature

Contemporary Approaches to Keeping Up With The Scientific Literature
2019-08-30

My article, an invited contribution, on contemporary approaches to keeping up with the literature, addresses teaching and research, review articles, social media, and critique of the scientific literature.

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A novel role for CDK2 as a new approach for treating neutrophilic inflammation

A novel role for CDK2 as a new approach for treating neutrophilic inflammation
2019-08-22

Neutrophils are the first cells recruited to an immune stimulus stemming from infection.

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Collaborative effort by the Suter, Mattoo, and Huang labs provide new insights into filopodia formation

Collaborative effort by the Suter, Mattoo, and Huang labs provide new insights into filopodia formation
2019-08-20

The research was a collaborative effort by the Suter, Mattoo, and Huang labs at Purdue and was funded by multiple grants.

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Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics
2019-08-15

"Take with food" is a common warning for people using antibiotics, but a discovery announced this week in the scientific journal Nature may create a path to more targeted drugs.

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Aslihan Terzi and Logan Ganzen received PIIN travel grant

Aslihan Terzi and Logan Ganzen received PIIN travel grant
2019-08-08

Two graduate students, one from Suter Lab and one from Leung Lab, each received a PIIN travel grant.

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A natural product chemical probe inhibits cardiac hypertrophy mediated by nuclear GPCR kinase 5

A natural product chemical probe inhibits cardiac hypertrophy mediated by nuclear GPCR kinase 5
2019-07-26

Structure of malbrancheamide in complex with Ca2+·calmodulin

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Two Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Awards for finding new retinal-degeneration drugs

Two Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Awards for finding new retinal-degeneration drugs
2019-07-19

Leung Lab students awarded Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research

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New Avenue for Parkinson’s Disease Research

New Avenue for Parkinson’s Disease Research
2019-07-02

Mattoo lab discovers new link between neurodegeneration and Fic proteins

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Mattoo lab graduate student, Ali Camara, selected for 2019 BIO I-Corps Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop

Mattoo lab graduate student, Ali Camara, selected for 2019 BIO I-Corps Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop
2019-07-02

Ali Camara (Mattoo lab) attends BIO I-Corps workshop in Philadelphia

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Dr. Leifu Chang's Group published in Cell Host & Microbe

Dr. Leifu Chang's Group published in Cell Host & Microbe
2019-06-19

Structural Basis for the Inhibition of CRISPR-Cas12a by Anti-CRISPR Proteins

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Mattoo lab’s CryoAPEX technology highlighted by Science magazine!

Mattoo lab’s CryoAPEX technology highlighted by Science magazine!
2019-06-14

Mattoo lab’s CryoAPEX technology selected for Editor's Choice column!

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Prof. Fernandez-Juricic  - 2019 eLife Ambassadors Program for Open Science

Prof. Fernandez-Juricic - 2019 eLife Ambassadors Program for Open Science
2019-04-22

Prof. Fernandez-Juricic - 2019 eLife Ambassadors Program for Open Science

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These molecules could trap viruses inside a cell

These molecules could trap viruses inside a cell
2019-04-17

Role of heparan sulfate in entry and exit of Ross River virus glycoprotein-pseudotyped retroviral vectors

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New quantum material could warn of neurological disease

New quantum material could warn of neurological disease
2019-04-17

“This quantum material is about nine times more sensitive to dopamine than methods that we use currently in animal models,” said Alexander Chubykin

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An invasive species is most successful with high resources and infectious disease

An invasive species is most successful with high resources and infectious disease
2019-04-17

An adult Daphnia lumholtzi. This species has invaded many lakes throughout the United States.

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Grad Student Shim receives AGSERS Award

Grad Student Shim receives AGSERS Award
2019-04-17

Soo Won Shim receives Honorable Mention for In Progress Biology Education Research

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Mattoo lab develops a new cell biology tool called CryoAPEX

Mattoo lab develops a new cell biology tool called CryoAPEX
2019-04-12

New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction

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Zhao-Qing Luo elected as a Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology.

Zhao-Qing Luo elected as a Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology.
2019-03-15

Professor Luo, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

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Professor Gelvin edits book on Agrobacteriuim Biology

Professor Gelvin edits book on Agrobacteriuim Biology
2019-03-15

Professor Gelvin edits book on Agrobacteriuim Biology

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Dr. Fekete Receives Research Award

Dr. Fekete Receives Research Award
2019-03-15

College of Science 2019 Research Award Recipients

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Making sense of large-scale behavioural data for eye-drug discovery

Making sense of large-scale behavioural data for eye-drug discovery
2019-03-12

Making sense of large-scale behavioural data for eye-drug discovery

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Dr. Chris Sahley receives Chiscon Award

Dr. Chris Sahley receives Chiscon Award
2019-03-12

Prof. Sahley receives Department’s highest teaching award

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Nancy Pelaez, AAAS Section on Education (Q) Chair-Elect

Nancy Pelaez, AAAS Section on Education (Q) Chair-Elect
2019-03-11

AAAS Election Login Information

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Welcome Janice Evans, Head of Biological Sciences

Welcome Janice Evans, Head of Biological Sciences
2019-02-27

Welcome Dr. Janice Evans, new Head of the Department of Biological Sciences starting March 1, 2019

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Dr. Mattoo Awarded PRF International Travel Grant

Dr. Mattoo Awarded PRF International Travel Grant
2019-02-22

Dr. Seema Mattoo received the 2018-2019 PRF International Travel Grant

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Ali Camara, Mattoo lab, wins CTSI Traineeship

Ali Camara, Mattoo lab, wins CTSI Traineeship
2019-02-22

Ali Camara awarded Pre-Doctoral Traineeship from the NIH/Indiana CTSI

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Alumna Sarah Marshall Awarded "Best Clincial Research Poster"

Alumna Sarah Marshall Awarded "Best Clincial Research Poster"
2019-01-29

Minchella Lab Alumna Sarah Marshall

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Smithsonian Channel Features Prof. Fernandez-Juricic's Research

Smithsonian Channel Features Prof. Fernandez-Juricic's Research
2019-01-24

Prof. Fernandez-Juricic’s research is featured in a Smithsonian Channel documentary

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