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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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NEWS

Baohua Zhou, a graduate student in the Nemenman lab, and collaborators in the Nemenman and the Sober labs propose and experimentally validate a new  theory of sensorimotor learning, which is able to explain why learning certain motor skills is hard, while the others are easy.

The Biology Department is advertising a new open tenure-track position in “Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Behavior” with an application deadline of Dec. 1, 2018.  The full job ad is available here.  Please spread the news.

A hearty congratulations to Dr. Roger Deal who successfully navigated the tenure and promotion process and is now Associate Professor of Biology September 2018!

Congratulations to Dr. Rachelle Spell who has been promoted to Professor of Pedagogy September 2018!

Congratulations to Dr. Arri Eisen who presented his book, "The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism, and the Convergence that Explains the World", to a packed room Sunday, September 2 as part of the Decatur Book Festival. Read more here.

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Gibson in the Morran lab!

The Society for the Study of Evolution just announced Amanda Gibson (FIRST postdoc) as the winner of this year's Dobzhansky Prize, one of the two most prestigious awards in evolutionary biology awarded to an outstanding young biologist.

Dr. Gibson also won the John Maynard Smith Prize in 2017 from European Society for Evolutionary Biology, the other most prestigious award given to an outstanding young biologist. She is one of only a handful of individuals to win both awards. Further, she is the first woman to do so.  Read more here.

EVENTS

Spring 2019 Biology Seminar Series

The seminars & Science Cafe talks have changed to be on Thursdays every week in Rm. 1052 of O. Wayne Rollins Research Center at 12 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

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

Thur., January 17
Science Cafe led by Anita Corbett
Discussion topic: A Discussion of Implicit Bias

Thur., January 24
Ming-fai Fong,
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT
Title: TBA
*Biology faculty search candidate talk



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