Foundation Supports New Work on Brain-eating Amoeba

Evolutionary cell biologist Lillian Fritz-Laylin was recently granted a three-year, $300,000 Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research to support her research on the pathogenesis of the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri.

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Ana Caicedo's Research Team has News about the Domesticated Tomato

Ana Caicedo's Research Team have traced Evolution of the Domesticated Tomato.

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Congratulations to Several of Lynn Adler's Graduate Students

Seanne Clemente and Carolina Agudelo have received university Lotta Crabtree fellowships to study how agricultural plants affect bee health.

Luis Aguirre is in Salzburg, Austria this year to work with a collaborator on a NSF GROW fellowship.

Alison Fowler's first thesis chapter, a review paper, was published in Emerging Topics in Life Sciences last month.

New Course: Neural Basis of Animal Behavior to be Offered SP2020

Paul Katz is offering a new course this semester called the Neural Basis of Animal Behavior. (BIOLOGY 597NE - 01)
Neuroethology is the study of the neural basis of natural behavior. The course will cover how animals sense their environment, how they catch prey and evade predators. It will also examine neural mechanisms underlying animal navigation, communication, and decision-making.

Matthew Mitchel, Griffin O'Driscoll, Thomas White, and Margaret Riley Make it to the Finals in the Bill Clinton Hult Competition

AgBioCin is a new company created by students in the Riley Laboratory with the mission of revolutionizing the prevention and treatment of infectious disease in agriculture.

In 2009 Hult International Business School MBA student Ahmad Ashkar founded a company to give his then peers around the world a platform to have sustainable, profitable impact. He later convinced Hult’s President, Dr. Stephen Hodges to begin hosting startup events on each of Hult’s five global campuses around the world with a focus on the creation of a new kind of business which was dubbed, “the impact enterprise.” One year, and one meeting with Bertil Hult later, the Hult Prize Foundation was born. Today, the Hult Prize is one of the world’s most acclaimed entrepreneurship programs operating on more than 1500 university campuses in 121 countries and has become a benchmark startup challenge for social entrepreneurship.