2005 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

2005 News Articles

January

February

March

Biological Sciences faculty members Drs. Murphy, Minden, Durand and Rule use computational biology to unlock the molecular secrets of disease

National Science Foundation awards Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site to the Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Robert Murphy develops automated method that localizes proteins within cells

The Open Learning Initiative Modern Biology course Web site, a source of biology animations and tutorials created by Biological Sciences faculty members, will help students grasp complex biological principles through visual learning

Dr. Robert Murphy selected to chair prestigious NIH committee

Professor Alan Waggoner helps create robotic system that detects life in Chile's Atacama Desert

Assistant Professor Eric Ahrens develops new technology that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals

April

May

June

Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council (BioSAC) invites Carnival attendees to step inside a cell

Faculty members Peter Berget and Gordon Rule receive the highest awards for teaching from the Mellon College of Science

Interdisciplinary studies in art and biological sciences afford one senior the opportunity to explore the art of the brain

Conducting "genetic archaeology" gets easier using Notung software created by Associate Professor Dannie Durand

Assistant Professor Russell Schwartz wins prestigious PECASE award for his work in computational biology

Assistant Professor Brooke McCartney receives Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes to study cell signaling activities

July

August

September

The Summer Research Institute (SRI) allows rising sophomores to experience research early in their college careers

The Human Frontier Science Program Organization awards grant to Assistant Professor Nathan Urban for collaborative research

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program trains tomorrow's scientists

MicroRNAs help regulate oogenesis according to collaborative research done by Associate Professor Jonathan Minden

Fifteen new students are eager to explore diverse research interests as they begin the Ph.D. in Biological Sciences program

Research in the López lab reveals how cells process large genes

Senior biological sciences major Rachel Gougian presents "Charles Darwin's Impact on Science and Society" exhibit at Posner Center

Undergraduates grappling with genetics problems turn to cognitive tutor for guidance

October

November

December

Faculty members present talks at Science2005, the University of Pittsburgh's annual showcase of science and technology

Experiences in pre-college science laboratories are essential to high school students, says Dr. Elizabeth Jones in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial

Biological Sciences an increasingly popular major for Carnegie Mellon undergraduates

Postdoctoral research associate Roberto Fernández Galán leads team that discovers first evidence of a living memory trace

Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh Receive Educational Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Assistant Professor Nathan Urban named a top 50 innovator by Scientific American magazine

Ziv Bar-Joseph, Assistant Professor of computer science and biological sciences, leads team that transforms DNA microarray analysis using ideas from a standard Internet communications protocol

Assistant Professor Alison Barth receives grant to develop a therapy to prevent seizures