2022 News Articles
Shrinking Hydrogels Enlarge Nanofabrication OptionsResearchers have developed a strategy for creating ultrahigh-resolution, complex 3D nanostructures out of various materials.
Tartans Celebrated for Their Exceptional Academic StandingExcellence in academics and athletics is not mutually exclusive at Carnegie Mellon University.
CRISPR Mini Course Rearranges Students' Ideas About GeneticsCarnegie Mellon's Department of Biological Sciences has a course called Genome Editing Biotechnology, where students learn more about CRISPR-Cas9.
Dark Therapy Shows Promise in Addressing Lazy Eye ConditionFriday, December 02, 2022
Dark Therapy Shows Promise in Addressing Lazy Eye ConditionCMU neuroscientists have found after a week after transient dark exposure, the brain's neural networks adjust the way they process visual information.
Alex Hsu Earns Biological Sciences FellowshipThursday, November 17, 2022
Alex Hsu Earns Biological Sciences FellowshipAlexander Hsu was awarded the Glen de Vries Fellowship for the Biological Sciences for his research using computational methods to analyze neuroscience data.
Biology Professor Receives Grant for Autism ResearchMonday, November 07, 2022
Biology Professor Receives Grant for Autism ResearchKate Hong received a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative grant to research sensory processing in individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Khetarpal and Pomerantz Win Outstanding Recent Alumni AwardWednesday, October 26, 2022
Khetarpal and Pomerantz Win Outstanding Recent Alumni AwardMCS alumni Susheel Khetarpal and Alex Pomerantz will receive the 2022 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award at Carnegie Mellon's annual Alumni Awards.
Researchers Nanoprint Electrodes for Customized Treatments of DiseaseWednesday, October 05, 2022
Researchers Nanoprint Electrodes for Customized Treatments of DiseaseThe new array holds the potential to transform how doctors are able to treat neurological disorders.
Kuang Receives NIH Director's New Innovator AwardTuesday, October 04, 2022
Kuang Receives NIH Director's New Innovator AwardThe award is part of the NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which is supported by the Common Fund.
Junior Studies Genetics and Sleep In Dream Research ProjectThursday, September 22, 2022
Junior Studies Genetics and Sleep In Dream Research ProjectCMU junior Ruby Redlich uses computational tools to investigate genetic markers that influence sleep in mammals.
Bridges Named a Blavatnik Awards FinalistWednesday, September 21, 2022
Bridges Named a Blavatnik Awards FinalistThe announcement for the 2022 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists came during the celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
Remembering Marcel BruchezTuesday, September 13, 2022
Remembering Marcel BruchezMarcel Bruchez, professor of biological sciences and chemistry and director of the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at Carnegie Mellon University passed away on Aug. 27, 2022 after a four-year hard-fought and courageous battle with glioblastoma.
Sophomore Eyes Big Ways To Make Microscopic Discoveries EasierThursday, September 08, 2022
Sophomore Eyes Big Ways To Make Microscopic Discoveries EasierAramchan Lee and others in CMU’s Zhao Biophotonics Lab are developing protocols to enable the nanoscale visualization of a common fungal pathogen.
Spelman, CMU Alumni Earn Biology Postbaccalaureate FellowshipsWednesday, September 07, 2022
Spelman, CMU Alumni Earn Biology Postbaccalaureate FellowshipsSpelman alumna Tahirah Moore and CMU alum Josiah Saunders are participating in the Postbac Research Fellowship in Quantitative Biology Research.
Emily Jordan Sees High Rewards in Addiction ResearchTuesday, August 30, 2022
Emily Jordan Sees High Rewards in Addiction ResearchCarnegie Mellon University junior Emily Jordan uses computational tools to investigate how risk and reward mechanisms affect addiction outcomes.
New academic year sees highest enrollment at Carnegie Mellon QatarMonday, August 29, 2022
New academic year sees highest enrollment at Carnegie Mellon QatarCarnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has enrolled the highest number of students in campus history. There are 467 students from 60 nations registered at CMU-Q for the 2022-23 academic year.
Mysterious Genes Survive Marine Organisms' EvolutionsWednesday, August 24, 2022
Mysterious Genes Survive Marine Organisms' EvolutionsCMU researcher Saoirse Foley and colleagues found 14 genes that could provide insight into the origins of marine life.
Review of Microfluidic Tools Shows Flow of InnovationWednesday, August 03, 2022
Review of Microfluidic Tools Shows Flow of InnovationA new paper in Nature Communications entitled, “Microfluidics for Understanding Model Organisms,” aims to encourage both engineers and biologists to develop microfluidics methods that can be widely used.
Developing New Skills Doesn’t Disrupt Old KnowledgeMonday, August 01, 2022
Developing New Skills Doesn’t Disrupt Old KnowledgeFor years, researchers have been trying to find ways to allow people who lose limbs to learn how to use new robotic prostheses. Though researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have made progress, they were concerned that gaining use of these new robotic limbs would affect existing networks of neurons within patients’ brains.
The Science of SafetyTuesday, July 19, 2022
The Science of SafetyCarnegie Mellon University alumna Candace Bever is a biological detective — using science to uncover chemical markers that reveal life-saving information. Armed with a sample and a small plastic cassette resembling an at-home pregnancy or COVID-19 test, Candace’s research focuses on the rapid detection of infectious agents, toxins and pollutants.
Biology Welcomes New FacultyWednesday, July 06, 2022
Biology Welcomes New FacultyCarnegie Mellon University's Department of Biological Sciences welcomed two new faculty members, En Cai and Zheng Kuang. Both professors, who began last fall, are passionate about their research and are excited to share their knowledge with Mellon College of Science students.
Biology Sophomore Sonja Michaluk Dives Into Conservation ResearchWednesday, June 29, 2022
Biology Sophomore Sonja Michaluk Dives Into Conservation ResearchBy the time sophomore Sonja Michaluk arrived at Carnegie Mellon University, she had already begun exploring a passion in ecology, particularly wetland and forest conservation. Though Michaluk has been water monitoring near the Delaware River in New Jersey since she was six years old, she has been gaining the tools to further develop her research through her majors in biology, statistics and machine learning and with the help of her advisor Amanda Willard, director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Biological Sciences.
Biological Sciences’ Joshua Morrow Receives Gilman AwardTuesday, June 21, 2022
Biological Sciences’ Joshua Morrow Receives Gilman AwardJoshua Morrow (S 2022) received the Mellon College of Science Gilman Award, which is presented to MCS seniors each year for their commitment to the MCS Core Education. Morrow, a biological sciences and psychology double major with a minor in biomedical engineering, embraced the tenants of the Core Education, which fosters student growth as scholars, professionals, citizens, and people. He eagerly participated in courses, research, teaching assistantships and other extracurriculars. Underlying all of his work is his desire to foster interpersonal relationships.
CMU-Q Graduate Wins MCS Gilman AwardTuesday, June 21, 2022
CMU-Q Graduate Wins MCS Gilman AwardAyah Salameh, a biological sciences graduate from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has been named one of two MCS Gilman Award winners for 2022. Salameh’s award was announced at the Class of 2022 graduation ceremony on May 9, 2022. Salameh is the first student from the Qatar campus to receive the award.
En Cai Receives Curci Foundation Grant to Support T-Cell ResearchTuesday, June 14, 2022
En Cai Receives Curci Foundation Grant to Support T-Cell ResearchEn Cai, assistant professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has received a grant from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation. The grant provides funding for two years and will help Cai to jumpstart her lab that studies T-cell communication at the Mellon College of Science.
CMU Qatar Students Spend Semester in PittsburghMonday, May 23, 2022
CMU Qatar Students Spend Semester in PittsburghFive Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar students spent their Spring 2022 semester at the Pittsburgh campus. The diverse group of students, all juniors in the Department of Biological Sciences, were able to attend laboratory classes at the Mellon College of Science.
Carrie Doonan Receives the Richard Moore AwardThursday, May 19, 2022
Carrie Doonan Receives the Richard Moore AwardThe new, award-winning Biological Sciences course “Frontiers in Analysis and Discovery” is a perfect example of Carrie Doonan’s vision for how to motivate, excite and educate budding scientists. First-year students in the class gain valuable laboratory research experience and get to work with juniors and interact with faculty, many of whom the students would not otherwise meet until their junior and senior years. This approach gives students something invaluable — a sense of belonging at MCS.
CMU and Columbia Researchers Magnify Hidden Biological Structures with MAGNIFIERSWednesday, May 18, 2022
CMU and Columbia Researchers Magnify Hidden Biological Structures with MAGNIFIERSA research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia have combined two emerging imaging technologies to better view a wide range of biomolecules, including proteins, lipids and DNA, at the nanoscale. Their technique, which brings together expansion microscopy and stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, is detailed in Advanced Science.
Biological Sciences Departmental Awards Showcase Graduate Student and Postdoc AccomplishmentsWednesday, May 11, 2022
Biological Sciences Departmental Awards Showcase Graduate Student and Postdoc AccomplishmentsCarnegie Mellon University’s Department of Biological Sciences has selected six graduate students and two postdoctoral fellows to receive awards funded through endowments from Margaret Carver and Semon Stupakoff. Four $5000 awards provide funding for research enrichment and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and $1000 awards are presented to candidates who have published outstanding papers in the last year.
Maggie Braun Wins University Advising AwardThursday, April 28, 2022
Maggie Braun Wins University Advising AwardMaggie Braun received the 2022 University Advising Award at the Celebration of Education.
Research Reveals Ways Neurons are Regenerated in StarfishThursday, March 17, 2022
Research Reveals Ways Neurons are Regenerated in StarfishCarnegie Mellon University biologists have discovered a mechanism that underlies the regeneration of neurons in starfish, showing for the first time that starfish can regenerate their nervous system.
Expanding MindsWednesday, March 09, 2022
Expanding MindsCMU alumna Meredith Schmehl advocates for better science policy and communications to create a more informed future.
Biological Sciences' Kristin Donegan to Compete in Jeopardy! National College ChampionshipSunday, February 13, 2022