Science Café at the Landmark, sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences: “Small but Powerful: What can we learn from flies, worms, and yeast?” A presentation to the local community by three M.S. Biology candidates, Rene Clark (faculty mentors: Jonathan Fingerut and Scott McRobert), Nicole Sullivan (Matthew Nelson) and Mark Tingey (Julia Lee-Soety).
The department welcomes Dr. Jennifer Choi Tudor, Assistant Professor of Biology. Dr. Tudor is a neuroscientist and her recent study on sleep deprivation leading to impaired protein synthesis and memory was the cover story for Science Signaling. Her lab will focus how sleep and disease affects molecular and cellular signaling pathways critical for memory and behavior.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a division of the National Institute of Health, has awarded a three-year, $324,000 grant to Matthew Nelson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, to conduct research on sleep in Caenorhabditis elegans, a free-living, non-parasitic nematode. Learn more here.
Marisa Egan (’18) and Dr. Shantanu Bhatt recently published two journal articles on their study of Escherichia albertii a bacterium responsible for pervasive sickness in many developing countries. Read about Marisa’s story here.
22 students conducted research internships in the department this past summer mentored by Biology faculty as part of the Summer Scholars Program
Over 60 students who participated in Phage Genomics laboratory since 2009 were co-authors on a published paper on bacteriophage genomics: Pope et al., (2015) “Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity” elife 4:e06416
Iannacone M, Beets I, Lopes L, Churgin M, Fang-Yen C, Nelson MD, Schoofs L and Raizen D. The RFamide receptor DMSR-1 regulates stress-induced sleep in C. elegans. Elife. 2017 Jan 17;6. pii: e19837. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19837.
Burnside, B., King-Smith, C. 2017. Retinomotor Movements. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier, 2017. ISBN 9780128093245
Bhatt S, Egan M, Ramirez J, Xander C, and Upreti C. Harnessing the Power of Recombineering to Interrogate the Virulome of Escherichia albertii. Gene and Translational Bioinformatics. 2016; 2: e1294. doi: 10.14800/gtb.1294