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
Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, and C. J. Springer. 2015. Construction of Phylogenetic Trees in a Non-Majors Biology Laboratory as a Means of Teaching Biod)iversity. Article 30 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 36 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). HTTP://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-36/v36reprint.php?ch=30
Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tolentino, R.E., Bruinenberg V.M., Tudor, J.C., Lee, Y., Hansen, R.T., Guercio, L.A., Linton, E., Neves-Zaph, S.R., Baillie, G., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., and Abel, T. (2016). Compartmentalized PDE4A5 signaling impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity and long-term memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(34):8936-46.