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Research News


Eleanor Maine Lab Awarded Grant to Study Meiotic Silencing

Jun 23, 2016
Dr. Maine and members of her lab will use the award to investigate the mechanisms and developmental importance of meiotic silencing, which is an epigenetic mechanism used by cells to regulate gene expression.
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John G. Thomas G'69 Participates in Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 47 Years After Finishing Degree

May 14, 2016
Dr. Thomas, who earned an M.S. in microbiology and a Ph.D. in virology, went on to become an international educator and global microbiologist, specializing in medical biofilms research.
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Biology PhD Candidate Elizabeth Droge-Young Receives Doctoral Dissertation Prize

May 14, 2016
PhD candidate Elizabeth Droge-Young (Pitnick/Belote lab) is the recipient of the annual College of Arts & Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Prize for the Biology Department.
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Courtner Rosser '16 Named as a 2016 Syracuse University Scholar

May 14, 2016
Courtner Rosser '16 (Sandra Hewett lab), a biology/neuroscience double major, was named a 2016 Syracuse University Scholar, the highest undergraduate academic honor that Syracuse University bestows.
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Robert Swanda '16 Named as a 2016 Syracuse University Scholar

May 14, 2016
Robert Swanda '16 (Ritchie lab), a double major in biology (College of Arts and Sciences) and nutrition science (Falk College), was named a 2016 Syracuse University Scholar, the highest undergraduate academic honor that Syracuse University bestows.
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Snigdha Chatterjee '17 Receives Two Prestigious Awards from the American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB)

Apr 28, 2016
Snigdha Chatterjee (Ramesh Raina lab), a biotechnology/biophysical science double major, was awarded both a travel grant and a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. She is the only undergraduate in the nation to be awarded this year's ASPB travel grant.
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Biology Graduate Student Organization Hosts Evolutionary Biologist Dr. David Sloan Wilson

Apr 11, 2016
This year's presenter of the Jack and Pat Bryan Life Sciences Lecture, Dr. Wilson studies the application of evolutionary concepts to "all aspects of humanity."
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Kelsey Martinez Awarded NSF EAPSI Grant for Summer Research in Japan

Apr 11, 2016
Biology graduate student Kelsey Martinez (Fridley lab) has been awarded an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) grant, which will support her work this summer at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.
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Biology PhD Students Elise Hinman and Luka Negoita Awarded NSF Grants

Apr 1, 2016
Elise Hinman and Luka Negoita—both graduate researchers in Dr. Jason Fridley's lab—will study plant growth and dispersal in a changing world.
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