2006 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

2006 News Articles

January

February

March

Chien Ho, Professor and Director of the NMR Center, creates an MRI tool that may help detect transplant rejection at the cellular level

Imaging techniques developed by Alan Waggoner, Professor and Director of the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center (MBIC), may one day help discover life on Mars, according to a recent article in Popular Science

Introducing The Promoter, the Department's annual alumni newsletter

Assistant Professor Alison Barth and graduate student Roger Clem lead a study that indisputably identifies the impact of neural connections in the learning process

A three-pronged approach to locating proteins, developed by faculty members Peter Berget, Jonathan Jarvik and Robert Murphy, is described in the magazine Genome Technology

Assistant Professor Justin Crowley receives a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to extend his research on the formation of neural circuts in the visual cortex

April

May

June

U.S. News & World Report rates the Ph.D. in Biological Sciences program 36th best, up from 54th in 2002

Junior Satyan Pai Wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Biological Sciences Professor Alan Waggoner to lead newly established National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways

Sophomore Lauren Thorpe Will Conduct Research in Lille, France, as an HHMI International Scholar

Graduates receive degrees in the Departmental Commencement Ceremony held on May 20

A record number of students tackle scientific projects in the 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

HHMI Awards the Department of Biological Sciences $1.5 Million for Undergraduate Science Education

July

August

September

USDA Grant Provided Research Opportunities at Carnegie Mellon for Gifted Minority Students from CUNY

Assistant Professor Russell Schwartz, Along with a Team of Carnegie Mellon Researchers, Receives an NSF Grant to Develop New Computational Techniques for Unraveling Human Genetic History

Ph.D. Student Nan Song Wins Mellon College of Science's Graduate Student Travel Award

Q & A with Veronica Hinman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

Developmental Biologist Veronica Hinman Joins the Department of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor Nathan Urban To Investigate Mechanisms that Underlie Neuronal Synchronization in Hopes of Better Understanding Schizophrenia

Twenty-three New Graduate Students Demonstrate the Varied Research Pursuits of the Department

October

November

December

Five Department of Biological Sciences Faculty Members Present at University of Pittsburgh's Science2006 Conference

Sophomore Charlotte Jennings to Explore Bat Ecology in Costa Rica during Semester Break

The Timing of Neuronal Firing is Found to be Key in Odor Discrimination, According to Research Performed in Nathan Urban's Lab

Professor Charles Ettensohn Plays Vital Role in Unveiling Sea Urchin Genome

2006 Summer Research Student Wins Award for Research Performed in Peter Berget's Lab

Department Alumna Julie Jadlowiec Phillippi Collaborates with Researchers to Create Ink-Jet Printer that Directs Muscle-derived Stem Cells