DLS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Poster Session

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The 2022 DLS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program concluded on August 10, 2022 with an in-person poster session luncheon held in the Life Science Building Atrium.

New Faculty Spotlight: Yang Lyu

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New faculty alert! DLS is excited to welcome Dr. Yang Lyu, who is joining the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in September 2022. She comes to us from the University of Michigan.

New Faculty Spotlight: Santiago Cuesta

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DLS is excited to welcome Dr. Santiago Cuesta, who is joining the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience in January 2023. He comes to us from University of Texas (UT) Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

New Faculty Spotlight: Erik Hummer

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DLS welcomes Erik Hummer! He is joining the Department of Kinesiology and Health in January 2023 after completing a postdoctoral research position at Kessler Foundation in New Jersey. 

DLS Senior Spotlight - Congratulations to our graduates!

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Meet the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)  Division of Life Sciences Class of 2022
The Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Class of 2022 is large, diverse, and talented.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Curt Hagedorn RC'72, RWJMS'74

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DLS Alumni Spotlight: Rutgers Alum Curt Hagedorn RC'72, RWJMS'74, Professor of Medicine (University of New Mexico) and Chief of Digestive Diseases (New Mexico VA Healthcare system) discusses the topic of isolating and pursuing problems worth solving in your research.

Bonnie Firestein named AIMBE Fellow

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CBN Professor Bonnie Firestein Named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow.

Dr. Anne Carr-Schmid Establishes DLS Study Abroad Fund

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To more closely integrate study abroad into the life sciences academic curricula and promote student involvement, Dr. Anne Carr-Schmid partnered with Rutgers Global and DLS Faculty to give Life Sciences majors an opportunity to study abroad.

Two DLS Professors Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Tara Matise and Andrew Singson, both from the Department of Genetics, Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

DLS Partners with Rutgers Giving Day

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DLS was named a Rutgers Giving Day partner, signifying its commitment to raise funds to support and nurture the education of our students.  

ODASIS Student Alum Spotlight: Jayanne Pierre

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Meet Jayanne Pierre, ODASIS Alum and CBN major and read about the impact of ODASIS on her academic career!

Alister Martin, ODASIS Alum, named White House Fellow for 2021-2022

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Alister Martin, ODASIS Alum, from Neptune, New Jersey named White House Fellow, with a placement at the Office of the Vice President and the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Recent Tischfield lab publication has wider implications to understand brain waste clearance and...

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Research findings from Max Tischfield and his team of researchers revealed that craniosynostosis is associated with defects in the ability of meningeal lymphatic vessels to grow and remodel - which may have larger implications to understand neurocognitive deficits.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Samuel Adeleye

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Meet Samuel Adeleye, a member of the Yadavalli Lab and a current Ph.D. candidate in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program. He is from Ondo State, Nigeria, studying the basis of bacterial response to environmental stressors at a molecular level. Learn more about his path to Rutgers and his research background!

Four Educators who teach Genetics Recognized for their Distinguished Contributions to...

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Four educators who teach genetics were recognized for their Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education: Assistant Professor Premal Shah, Associate Professor Gary Heiman, Assistant Teaching Professor Mai Soliman, and Teaching Assistant Gyu Ik (Daniel) Jung.

Faculty Spotlight: Brandon Alderman, New Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health

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Dr. Brandon Alderman recently stepped into the Department Chair position for the Department of Kinesiology and Health on July 1, 2021. Get to know a little about Dr. Alderman!

CBN Assistant Professors Max Tischfield and Rafiq Huda receive Brain and Behavior Research...

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Drs. Rafiq Huda and Max Tischfield are both Assistant Professors in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and have received the Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF). The two year grant supports early career scientists in establishing their scientific careers. 

Returning to the Lab: Microbiology for the Health Sciences

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What goes on behind the scenes in preparing to bring students back into the lab during the pandemic? Dr. Sue Skelly of the Office of Undergraduate Instructions shares about their preparations for in-person lab in Summer 2021.

MBB Assistant Professor Annika Barber receives AFAR Junior Faculty Grant

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Dr. Annika Barber, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and the Waksman Institute, received a Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research Junior Faculty Award. This 2-year award supports projects concerned with understanding the fundamental biology of aging, rather than disease-specific research.

DLS Staff Spotlight: Jessica Shivas

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Meet Jessica Shivas, PhD, the new Director of the SAS Imaging Core Facility in the Division of Life Sciences. She joined us in June 2021 from Leica, the microscope company.

DLS New Faculty Symposium

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We recently held a two day research symposium featuring our new faculty in the DLS departments to learn about different areas and build research connections across the Rutgers scientific community.

Faculty Spotlight: Steve Malin

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Meet Professor Steven Malin, joining us from The University of Virginia. Learn about his interesting path to academia, stemming from receiving a grant as an undergraduate, and his research on exercise as a pharmacological agent.

DLS Staff Spotlight

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Anabell C. Williams, Divisional Director of Administration, and Sean O’Leary, Veterinary Research Technician, received the School of Arts and Sciences Staff COVID-19 Response Award for demonstrating extraordinary effort to maintain critical operations while supporting the academic mission of the school.

From the Real World to the Virtual World: Creating an Online Biological Laboratory Experience

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Lab courses are one of the most challenging spaces to recreate through online learning. Even though the hands-on experience and technical skills of manipulating instruments cannot be fully replicated, the Biological Research Laboratory Course (BRL, 01:119:117), led by Dr. Monica Torres and a team of Teaching Assistants (TAs) offered students alternative opportunities to engage in a research experience away from the on campus traditional lab space.