The Department of Biology at Emory University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in ecology and evolution of infectious disease in Fall 2016. We will consider applicants with research programs in any aspect of the ecology and evolution of infectious disease, using approaches that include but are not limited to field experimentation, theoretical modeling, experimental evolution, genomics and synthetic biology. We encourage applicants with strong mathematical and statistical modeling components to their work. Read more....
Congratulations to Emory's Megan Cole (Biology) and Tim Read (Dept. of Human Genetics, SOM) for developing Biology's Intro Bio lab module on the whale shark genome. Emory just released a story and video about it on E Science Commons. http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2015/07/whale-shark-project-lets-students-dive.html
The Biology Department continues to develop new pedagogical approaches to educate our students. From the use of case studies and process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) to flipped classes, we are dedicated to the innovative teaching that will prepare our students for the challenging world they will encounter. Here is a video showing Alex Escobar's recently flipped class for BIO 301 (Biochemistry). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx1QcIIBTfI
President Wagner has just named Bruce Levin to deliver the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture. Look for the announcement for February 2016. Congratulations, Bruce!
Jaap de Roode's TEDYouth talk from November was published by TED.com at http://www.ted.com/talks/jaap_de_roode_how_butterflies_self_medicate.
Congratulations to Pat Marsteller who is among nine scientists from Emory University elected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as 2014 Fellows! http://news.emory.edu/stories/2014/11/nine_aaas_fellows/index.html
Emory is #10 on the list of the best colleges in which to major in Biology!!!
Change in Biology B.S. Requirements: Students declaring a Biology B.S. major after the first day of classes, Fall 2014, will be required to take QTM 100 in addition to two Calculus classes. QTM100 will not be required for the Biology B.A.
Fall 2015 Biology Seminar Series
The seminars & Science Cafe talks will continue to be on Tuesdays every week in Rm. 1052 of O. Wayne Rollins Research Center at 9 a.m.
Science Cafe talks are to have informal discussions on science- and education-related topics over a light breakfast.
Tues., September 8
Brian Gregory, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Global analysis of the RNA-protein interaction and RNA secondary structure landscapes of Arabidopsis root hair and non hair cell nuclei
Host: Roger Deal
Tues., September 15
Science Cafe led by Bruce Levin
Topic: The microbiome
Tues., September 22
Constantine Dovrolis, Department of Computer Science, Georgia Tech University
Title: An explanatory evo-devo model for the developmental hourglass
Host: Alex Escobar
Tues., September 29
Science Cafe led by Patrick Cafferty
Topic: Biology Online Teaching
Tues., October 6
Gregg Orloff, Emory Biology
Title: CancerQuest: Cancer education for patients and the community
Tues., October 13
FALL BREAK- will not meet
Tues., October 20
Levi Morran, Emory Biology
Title: Evolutionary ecology of the maintenance of outcrossing: Searching for natural selection’s Chuck Norris
Tues., October 27
Science Cafe led by Alex Escobar
Topic: Flipping Biochemistry
Tues., November 3
Shozo Yokoyama, Emory Biology
Tues., November 10
Science Cafe led by Megan Cole, Arri Eisen, Rachelle Spell
Topic: Emory Tibet Science Initiative
Tues., November 17
Megan Cole, Emory Biology
Title: Authentic research experiences in intro labs
Tues., November 24
Science Cafe led by Dieter Jaeger
Topic: Fast feedback methods to interact with your experimental results in real time
Tues., December 1
Robert Hampton, Department of Psychology, Emory
Title: Cognitive monitoring and cognitive control in rhesus monkeys
Tues., December 8
Karen Miga, Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz
Title: The dark side of the genome: A high-resolution study of human centromeric regions
Host: Meleah Hickman
*GMB seminar slot at 12:00 p.m. in Whitehead Auditorium