Rebecca Doerge, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, has been appointed as the next dean of the Mellon College of Science, effective Aug. 1. Doerge will hold joint faculty appointments in the Department of Biological Sciences in MCS and the Department of Statistics in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment, including Chemistry Professor Neil Donahue, have uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution. The findings are key to creating accurate models to understand and predict global climate change.
Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Biological Sciences Chien Ho have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of more native stem cells, but also labels them with a FDA approved iron-oxide nanoparticle (Ferumoxytol). The technology could allow researchers to track the cells in vivousing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during preclinical and clinical trials.