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The evolutionary origins of cortical cell types
Dr. Maria Antonietta Tosches, Columbia University
The long-term vision of the Tosches lab is to unravel fundamental principles governing vertebrate brain evolution, using neuron types as the units of analysis and comparison across species.…
Dynamic interplay between tRNA processing and transport: A case for tunable modifications
Dr. Juan Alfonzo, Brown University
The plant phyllosphere microbiome in health and disease
Dr. Britt Koskella, UC Berkeley
Dr. Larry Rome on Innovation Nation
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Dr. Yun Ding named 2021 Searle Scholar
May. 20, 2021Read More
Brian Gregory elected 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science FellowSince 1874, AAAS, a scientific society aimed at advancing science, engineering, and innovation “throughout the world for the benefit of all,” has annually named a class of fellows. This year, the work spans 24 scientific disciplines.
Landscape and climate factors can predict prevalence of Lyme disease bacteriaEnvironmental models, developed by biologist Dustin Brisson of the School of Arts & Sciences, former graduate student Tam Tran, and colleagues, could help forecast disease hotspots.
Undergraduates help songbird research project take flightThrough the PURM internship program, Julia Youngman and Eric Tao had the opportunity to work in neuroethologist Marc Schmidt’s lab studying the neural basis of courtship behaviors in songbirds.
Aman Husbands Faculty Spotlight"A flower blossoms for its own joy." was once stated by Oscar Wilde, but the science of biology says there's a bit more to it. In January of 2022, the Department of Biology welcomed its newest faculty member, Dr. Aman Husbands. Read below on how Dr. Husbands is studying complexity and reproducibility and asks the fascinating question: How does development create such complex and beautiful shapes, and why doesn’t it go wrong all the time?
Cancer cells selectively load ‘drones’ to keep T cells from infiltrating tumorsBiologist Wei Guo and colleagues elucidate the process of sorting and loading cargo for these biological drones with implications for a more targeted and effective use of checkpoint inhibitor drugs in cancer treatment.