2008 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

2008 News Articles




Assistant Professor Veronica Hinman Takes a Closer Look at Hidden Evolution

Assistant Professor Alison Barth and Other Researchers Identify Novel Mechanism for Long-Term Learning

Carnegie Mellon Biological Sciences Student Receives HHMI's Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

Retired Mellon Institute Engineer Passes Away

Professor Alan Waggoner and Scientists at the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center Develop Novel Fluorescent Proteins for Live Cell Imaging, Biosensor Design

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

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar holds Inaugural Bill Brown Ride
Bicycle ride to Al Khor was held in memory of longtime professor and avid cyclist

Biological Science Undergraduate Navigates Toward Success 

Undergraduate Biological Sciences' Students Participate in Outreach with Local Middle School

Department Head Elizabeth W. Jones to speak at Carnegie Mellon's University Lecture Series–Journeys Series on March 31, 2008




“Trouble in Amazonia” Presented by the Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Department of Biological Sciences Hosts Junior Dinner

Biological Sciences Senior, Mariela Zeledón, Awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The Julius Ashkin Award for Excellence in Teaching Awarded to Dr. Amy Burkert

Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council at Carnegie Mellon's Annual Spring Carnival

Spotlight on The Sciences Teaching Club

MCS Names Amy Burkert New Assistant Dean for the Health Professions Program and Educational Initiatives

Biological Sciences Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate and Undergraduate Students Participate in Meeting of the Minds

Associate Professor Dannie Durand Unveils New Tool To Understand Evolution of Multi-Domain Genes

Department of Biological Sciences Diploma Ceremony Held May 17, 2008

2008 Summer Undergraduate Research Program Helps Students Enhance Research Skills

Department Hosts "Hands-on" Science Outreach Event for Local Middle School Students

Dr. Elizabeth W. Jones
March 8, 1939 – April 11, 2008

Neuroscientists Uncover Possible Link Between Different Forms of Epilepsy

M.S. in Computational Biology Students Receive Notable Internships

Awards Received by Biological Sciences Faculty, Staff and Students




Jeanne Morin-Leisk and Ken Hovis Win Departmental Awards

Biological Sciences Alumna Awarded Fulbright Grant

Possible Epilepsy Link Uncovered by Biological Sciences Neurologists

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Comes to a Close for 2008

John Woolford, Ph.D. Announced as Acting Department Head

Eric Ahrens, Ph.D. and Colleagues Develop MRI Technology That Non-Invasively Locates, Quantifies Specific Cells in the Body

The Department of Biological Sciences Welcomes New Students
Q&A With Robert Murphy: Humboldt Winner Reflects on German Experience




Jeffrey Hollinger Helps Develop Scaffolding that Could Improve Bone Rebuilding Methods

Elizabeth W. Jones Memorial Symposium

A Nationwide Science Experiment

Diabetes: New Strides and New Hurdles

A Synthetic Stopgap: Self-Assembly Systems and the Nanobiomedicine Frontier

Disease under Siege

Associate Professor Alison Barth Receives Two SfN Awards

Departmental Holiday Party

Acting Department Head John Woolford Elected AAAS Fellow