Linda J. Pike and Alexander S. Holehouse, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the School of Medicine, and Gary J. Patti, in Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine, received a four-year grant totaling $1.45 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dani Wilder, a senior majoring in the biochemistry track of biology in Arts & Sciences, will receive the Ralph S. Quatrano Prize. It is awarded to the thesis showing the greatest evidence of creativity in design, research methodology or broader scientific implications.
Ella Ludwig, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, will receive this year’s Spector Prize in recognition of academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
New research from biologists in Arts & Sciences shows how animals and bacteria differ in the enzyme they use to attach heme to the cytochrome. The results help illuminate a promising target for new antibiotics.
Periodical cicadas are above ground for only a handful of days every 17 years. Human-induced rapid environmental change is altering the world they will briefly encounter, according to Brett Seymoure, a postdoctoral fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis.
A new system developed in the lab of Zhen (Jason) He uses bacteria to filter wastewater while creating electricity.
As the academic year winds down, it’s time again for students to move out for the summer. The Office of Sustainability, along with several campus partners, has organized a move-out donation program, “Share Our Stuff,” to keep reusable goods out of landfills.
The Department of Defense has awarded Mark Meacham and Arpita Bose a three-year $600,000 grant. The researchers will work to understand extracellular electron uptake in bacteria.
Joseph A. Fournier, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. Fournier’s research program focuses on characterizing the dynamics and mechanisms of fast chemical reactions.
McKelvey School of Engineering labs couldn’t shut down due to COVID-19. Megan Flake kept them running smoothly while research was on hold.