Biology Department News


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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