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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Two MCS Students Win Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards

Biological sciences sophomore Hannah Daniel and Science and Humanities Scholar first-year student Qianou (Christina) Ma both placed first in their respective categories for the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards.
Monday, January 07, 2019

Impact Proteomics receives NSF Small Business Innovation Research Award

Impact Proteomics, co-founded by Biological Sciences Professor Jonathan Minden and Ph.D. candidate Amber Lucas, has received a $225,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Science Foundation for further development of their universal proteome sample preparation technology.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Barth Receives NIH Grant to Study Neurons in Alzheimer’s Early Stages

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Alison Barth has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study synapses in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could provide a clue to what happens in the brain during Alzheimer’s before symptoms begin to appear.
Monday, November 05, 2018

Aryn Gittis Receives Society for Neuroscience Career Development Award

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis has been named a recipient of the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience. She will accept the award at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting held in San Diego, Nov. 3-7.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Neurons Reliably Respond to Straight Lines

Single neurons in the brain’s primary visual cortex can reliably detect straight lines, even though the cellular makeup of the neurons is constantly changing, according to a new study by Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists, led by Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Sandra Kuhlman.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Researchers Discover What Pneumococcus Says to Make You Sick

CMU researchers have identified a molecule that plays a key role in bacterial communication and infection. Their findings add a new word to pneumococcus’ molecular dictionary and may lead to novel ways to manipulate the bacteria and prevent infection. The findings, from the lab of Luisa Hiller, are published in the Oct. 11 issue of PLOS Pathogens.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Interdisciplinary Biophysics Workshop on the Structures of the Cell

Last month, Carnegie Mellon University hosted a diverse group of biologists and physicists from around the world to explore groundbreaking research on the intricate subcellular structures that make up living cells. A grant from the DSF Charitable Foundation supported the event.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Zhao Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Yongxin (Leon) Zhao, assistant professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. The award is part of the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
Monday, September 24, 2018

Think Your Passwords Are Old? Bacteria’s Password for Sporulation Hasn’t Changed in 2.7 Billion Years

Carnegie Mellon researchers, led by Dannie Durand, used computational and experimental techniques to study how the signaling network that causes Bacilli and Clostridia to form spores has evolved since the two bacteria diverged from a common ancestor 2.7 billion years ago.
Monday, September 24, 2018

Graduate Student Grassroots Brings Career Development into Focus

Four biological sciences Ph.D. candidates, Amber Lucas, Ardon Shorr, Emily Simon and Dan Wilson, have taken up the charge to bring career development training to the forefront at the Mellon College of Science as members of the Biology Graduate Student Action Committee (bioGSAC).
Friday, September 21, 2018

Dannie Durand Receives NSF “Understanding Rules of Life” Grant

Dannie Durand is one of 29 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) “Understanding the Rules of Life” grants. The grants are part of a $15 million investment by the NSF to address some of the greatest challenges to understanding the living world.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Alumna Meredith Schmehl Named Nu Rho Psi Outstanding Member of the Year

Recent undergraduate alumna Meredith Schmehl (BS ’18) has been chosen as the 2018-2019 Nu Rho Psi Outstanding Member of the Year. Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, annually recognizes only one member across all of its 83 chapters nationwide.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Alumna Apeksha Atal Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in Thailand

Recent biological sciences and English graduate Apeksha Atal has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). Come September, she will begin her year of service teaching English in the Thailand province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Department Graduate Students Make Their Voices Heard

Several graduate students from the department have been actively involved in making the most of every graduate student's experience at CMU with their work in the Graduate Student Assembly.
Thursday, August 02, 2018

Aryn Gittis Named Finalist for Science & PINS Prize

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis was named a finalist for the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation for her discovery of new therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s disease.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Students Learn How To Speak Up! About Their Studies

MCS Students Place First and Third in SpeakUp! Research Presentation Competition