2004 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

2004 News Articles

January

February

March

The American Cancer Society has awarded a Research Scholar Grant to Dr. Amy Csink for the study "Heterochromatin, Nuclear Organization and Gene Expression"

Dr. Alison Barth is the recipient of a $1.125 M award from the National Institutes of Health for her project, “Experience-Dependent Plasticity in a fosGFP Transgenic Mouse” 

Dr. Russell Schwartz of the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Kathryn Roeder of the Department of Statistics, and Dr. Eran Halperin of the Aladdin Center, co-hosted the second annual international RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Computational Methods for SNPs and Haplotypes on February 20 and 21, 2004, at the Mellon Institute

NASA selects "Team Conscius," a group of Mellon College of Science undergraduates, to study, in flight, the effects of gravity on the actin cytoskeleton

April

May

June

Professor William Brown receives the 2004 Doherty Award, Carnegie Mellon's highest honor in teaching

Assistant Professor Justin Crowley named a 2004 Searle Scholar

Welcome, Summer Undergraduate Researchers!

Carboxy-terminal extensions of globular ribosomal proteins are essential for proper ribosome assembly

The National Science Foundation recognizes Assistant Professor Russell Schwartz with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work in modeling and simulation of self-assembly within cells

Three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging studies by Dr. Eric Ahrens, Assistant Professor, reveal sex-dependent structural changes in developing mouse brains

July

August

September

Neuroscientist Alison Barth develops transgenic mouse useful for studying individual neuronal responses in the living brain

Professor William Brown and graduate student Christine Wang, part of an interdisciplinary team working on environmental contamination, discover distinct bacterial PCB dechlorination patterns in river sediment

 

October

November

December

Peter Berget, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and former director of the Governor's School of the Sciences, honored at the National Conference of Governor’s Schools

Molecular Models for Biochemistry (MMB), a Web site created by Dr. William McClure, with contributions by Drs. David Hackney and Gordon Rule, featured in BioTechniques journal