2007 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

2007 News Articles




Carnegie Mellon Launches Joint Doctoral Program in Structural Biology and Biophysics with University of Pittsburgh

Associate Professor Bruce Armitage, along with colleagues from the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center, Develop Unique "DNA Nanotags" 

Department Head Elizabeth W. Jones Wins First "Excellence in Education" Award from the Genetics Society of America

Graduate Students and Faculty Present Research at Carnegie Mellon's Third Annual Bioimaging Day

Read the Latest Issue of The Promoter, the Annual Alumni Newsletter of the Department of Biological Sciences

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) Awarded Three Grants to Expand Neuroscience Training Among Students

Professor Gordon S. Rule Wins Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching, one of Carnegie Mellon's Most Prestigious Teaching Awards

Associate Professor Jonathan S. Minden Wins Mellon College of Science Award for Innovation in Education




The Ph.D. in Biological Sciences Program Rises to 34th best in the 2008 US News & World Report Graduate School Rankings, up from 36 in 2007

Four Mellon College of Science Students Earn Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Assistant Professor Alison Barth's Research Shows How the Sensory-Deprived Brain Compensates

Assistant Professors Russell Schwartz and Nathan Urban Awarded Eberly Career Development Professorships in Biological Sciences

Ph.D. Student Bistra Iordanova Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Biological Sciences Faculty Identify Genes Activated During Learning and Memory Using Computational Tools

Q & A with Mark Macbeth, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

Structural Biologist Mark Macbeth Joins the Department of Biological Sciences

Department Faculty and Undergraduates Guide Middle School Students Through “Hands-on” Science Experiments

Professor John Woolford Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

Graduate Students Rebecca Webb and Melissa Witzberger Win Departmental Teaching and Service Awards





Department and Entire University Community Mourn the Death of Professor William Brown

Biophysics Scientists Find Key HIV Protein that Makes Cell Membranes Bend More Easily

Ph.D. Student Ken Hovis Wins a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health

The Department of Biological Sciences Continues to Grow, Adding 84 New Undergraduates, Six M.S. in Computational Biology Students and 15 Ph.D. in Biological Sciences Students

Associate Professor Nathan Urban Profiled by Pittsburgh Professional Magazine

Carnegie Mellon Establishes the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology, Directed by Professor of Biological Sciences Robert Murphy

Professor Robert Murphy Awarded the Ray and Stephanie Lane Professorship in Computational Biology




Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council (BioSAC) Wins Top Fundraising Team Award, Team Spirit Award for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Carnegie Mellon Receives $25 Million Gift for Life Sciences Initiatives

Colleagues, Family and Friends Pay Tribute to the late William E. Brown, Ph.D.

Students to Explore Life Sciences

Associate Professor Nathan Urban and researchers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Describe the "Dynamic Connectivity" Mechanism

An Undergrad's Experience in Neuroscience at the Department of Biological Science