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Purdue Researchers Create Database to Predict Parasitic Mite Host Jumps

Imagine waking up with relentless itching, only to discover tiny, unwelcome guests on your skin. While this scenario may seem rare, the microscopic mites responsible for these irritations are more common and diverse than many realize.

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Purdue Researcher Receives Grant from Sleep Research Society Foundation

James Dooley, Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Purdue University, has been awarded a grant from the Sleep Research Society Foundation. The funding, aimed at advancing our understanding of sleep, circadian rhythms, and related disorders, will support Dooley's research uncovering how brain activity during sleep is critical to sensorimotor development.

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Stephanie Gardner: 2024 Charles B. Murphy Award winner

This year’s recipients of Purdue’s highest undergraduate teaching honor have not only bettered Boilermakers’ educations but have influenced today’s teaching environment and tomorrow’s workforce. They’re shaping the future from their classrooms.

Decoding Climate Change: Tracking Cottonwood Trees' Seasonal Shifts

In the delicate balance of nature, where timing is everything, could the changing climate disrupt the fundamental rhythm of plant life?

Stephanie Gardner Named PULSE Fellow

The Department of Biological Sciences proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Associate Professor and Associate Head for Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, as a new Fellow of the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE).

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