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.