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Congratulations to Michelle Skelton for winning the 2018 Darrell Stokes Award for excellence in Biology.

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Congratulations to Arri Eisen for presenting his book, 'Enlightened Gene', to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

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Ilya Nemenman and collaborator’s research on the fundamental limits of accuracy of molecular sensing by living cells was published in Physical Review Letters and featured in Physics, an American Physical Society publication focused on profiling "results that will change the course of research, inspire a new way of thinking, or spark curiosity.” Read more here.

The Department of Biology at Emory University invites applications for TWO full-time lecture track positions at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Pedagogy ranks. See the details here.

The Department of Biology at Emory University seeks TWO faculty members whose research is in the field of Epigenetics: one traditional research position and one computational position.  See the details here.

Congratulations to our faculty who have been promoted as of September 1:
Dr. Megan Cole, Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jaap de Roode, Professor
Dr. Nicole Gerardo, Professor
Dr. Robert Liu, Professor

Dr. Jaap de Roode is one of the leaders of the research initiative “From Molecular Pathogenesis to Global Pandemics.” Emory has provided $5 million for this initiative as a result of a Task Force on the Future of Basic Sciences Research formed to identify priorities for investment through 2025. Read more.

Dr. Ilya Nemenman and collaborators used modern machine learning to build mechanistic, interpretable models capable of predicting behavior of a roundworm C. elegans with high accuracy. Read more.


Spring 2020 Biology Seminar Series

The seminars & Science Cafe talks will return to Tuesdays every week in Rm. 1052 of O. Wayne Rollins Research Center at 9 a.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Science Cafe talks are to have informal discussions on science- and education-related topics over a light snack.

Tues., January 14
Science Cafe
Discussion led by Anita Corbett, Emory Biology
Title: A conversation on implicit bias

Thur., January 16
Kelsey Gray, Drepung Loseling Monastic University
Title: Central Dogma

Tues., January 21
Eddie Nam, University of St. Thomas in Houston
Title: Central Dogma

Thur., January 23
Miguel Reyes, Clayton State University
Title: Central Dogma

Tues., January 28
Linda Green, Georgetown University
Title: Central Dogma

Thur., January 30
Seth Thompson
, University of Minnesota
Title: Central Dogma

Tues., February 4
Elizabeth Harrison, Georgia Gwinnett College
Title: Central Dogma

February 10- March 6

Tues., March 10

Tues., March 17
Science Cafe
Discussion by Lauren Esposito, California Academy of Sciences
Title: Queering Science: The importance of visibility in STEM
Host: Biology graduate students

Tues., March 24
Sarah London, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
Title: Integrating epigenetics, genomics, and molecular signaling to identify neural properties that promote and limit the ability to learn
Host: Sam Sober

Tues., March 31
John Brooks, Postdoctoral Researcher in Dept. of Immunology, UT Southwestern
Title: The microbiota programs diurnal oscillations in antimicrobial peptide production
Host: Nicole Gerardo

Tues., April 7
Carolyn Elya, Postdoctoral Researcher in Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Title: Zombiflied: Probing the mechanistic basis of behavior manipulation using the "zombie" entomopathogen Entomophthora muscae
Host: Gordon Berman

Tues., April 14
Joshua Weitz, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: MIcrobes get sick too: Phage therapy and the prospects for an eco-evolutionary approach for treating drug- resistant infections
Host: Katia Koelle

Mon., April 20
2020 Biology Rhodes Lecture
David Stern, Janelia Research Campus
Title: How aphids induce plant galls
Whitehead auditorium
11:00 a.m.

Tues., April 21
2020 Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote
Title: How I learned to be a happy biologist: From the field to the lab bench and back again
School of Medicine, Room 120 (James B. Williams Bldg.)
4:00 p.m.
*Student poster sessions 2- 4 p.m. in the SOM lobby

Hosts: Gordon Berman and Leila Rieder

Tues., April 28
Science Cafe
Discussion led by David Lynn, Emory Chemistry
TItle: Origins of Life

Tues., May 5
Xin Chen, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins
Title: Asymmetry from symmetry or symmetry from asymmetry?
Host: Leila Rieder


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