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Graduate Student Ilinca Ciubotariu recipient of The Puskas Memorial Fellowship.

Graduate Student Ilinca Ciubotariu recipient of The Puskas Memorial Fellowship.
2020-03-02

Ilinca Ciubotariu is the recipient of The Puskas Memorial Fellowship, a prestigious faculty-nominated fellowship awarded to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding performance and who maintain a connection to Romania.

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The road not taken: host infection status influences parasite host-choice

The road not taken: host infection status influences parasite host-choice
2020-01-15

Two roads diverged in a green pond And some parasites take the road less parasitized

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Morris Levy recipient of Purdue's 2020 Dreamer Award

Morris Levy recipient of Purdue's 2020 Dreamer Award
2020-01-15

Biological Sciences professor emeritus Morris Levy is a recipient of Purdue's 2020 Dreamer Award.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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