Announcements

Science Café at the Landmark

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).

Dr. Jennifer Choi Tudor, Assistant Professor of Biology

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.

$324,000 grant to Matthew Nelson, Ph.D.

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.

Phage Genomics laboratory

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