Through this $1.5 million, five-year grant, Carmona-Fontaine will study the cellular, molecular, and environmental factors that affect the emergence of malignant cells and accelerate their evolution into aggressive tumors.
Mike Rampino and his colleague Shu-zhong Shen of Nanjing University in China have concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago.
Small lab discovers how cells become different from each other during embryogenesis, a finding that offers new insights into genetic activity and has implications for better understanding the onset of disease and birth defects.
Neville Sanjana has been awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which identifies outstanding scientists and engineers who will broadly advance science and the missions important to federal agencies.
Purugganan has remained very connected with science in the Philippines - he is on the advisory board of the Philippine Genome Center and works closely with the International Rice Research Institute, which is based in the Philippines.
Rushlow lab has uncovered new rules that cells use in making decisions about which genes they activate and under what conditions, findings that add to our understanding of how gene variants affect human traits.
Genome analysis reveals that North African date palms are a hybrid between cultivated date palms from the Middle East and a different, wild species of palm that grows on the island of Crete and in small areas of Southern Turkey.
Biology Department will host David Kingsley, an evolutionary biologist at Stanford University, for “Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution,” at its annual Darwin Lecture, on Friday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m.