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Peter Lwigale promoted to associate professor.Peter Lwigale promoted to associate professor.
 (4/24/2015 5:07:32 PM) Effective July 1, Bioscience's Peter Lwigale will be promoted to associate professor with tenure.
Low algal diversity systems are a promising method for biodiesel production in wastewater fed open reactors.Low algal diversity systems are a promising method for biodiesel production in wastewater fed open reactors.
 (4/24/2015 5:04:31 PM) Meenakshi Bhattacharjee and Evan Siemann have partnered with the Houston Department of Public Works to test a process for growing high-value strains of oil-rich algae at one of the city’s suburban wastewater treatment facilities.
Shamoo to present 2016 Brown Lecture on Teaching Excellence:George R. Brown Prize for Teaching Excellence recipient, Yousif Shamoo.
 (4/24/2015 4:59:13 PM) Yousif Shamoo Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Biosciences, and 2015 Recipient of the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching presented the 2016 Brown Lecture on Teaching Excellence.
Evolution of the Perlecan/HSPG2 Gene and Its Activation in Regenerating Nematostella vectensis.Evolution of the Perlecan/HSPG2 Gene and Its Activation in Regenerating Nematostella vectensis.
 (4/24/2015 4:55:02 PM) Warren CR, Kassir E, Spurlin J, Martinez J, Putnam NH, Farach-Carson MC. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 15;10(4):e0124578.
Rapid Molecular Detection of Invasive Species in Ballast and Harbor Water by Integrating Environmental DNA and Light Transmission Spectroscopy.Rapid Molecular Detection of Invasive Species in Ballast and Harbor Water by Integrating Environmental DNA and Light Transmission Spectroscopy.
 (4/24/2015 4:49:50 PM) Scott P. Egan, Erin Grey, Brett Olds, Jeffery L. Feder, Steven T. Ruggiero, Carol E. Tanner, and David M. Lodge. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49 (7), pp 4113–4121
Alicia Jones wins Natural Science 90ST Award.Alicia Jones wins Natural Science 90ST Award.
 (4/24/2015 4:43:56 PM) Alicia Jones in the Silberg Lab won the Natural Sciences Awards for the 2015 Graduate Student 90 Second Thesis Competition.  Biosciences was also represented by Sreyasi Biswas (Kohn), Juan Carlos Diaz (Kohn), Shannon Carter (Rudolf), Patrick Clay (Rudolf), Jonathan Dornell (Gustin), Yusong Guo (Tao), Erin O'Brien (M. Bennett), Michelle Sneck (Miller), and Emily Thomas (Silberg).
Adrienne Correa Coral ReefAdrienne Correa Coral Reef
 (4/24/2015 4:24:39 PM) Adrienne M. S. Correa used a Brown Teaching Grant to mimic an underwater coral reef on campus for students in the Intro to Aquatic Ecology with Scuba Lab.
Kathy Matthews and Erica Ollman Saphire honored at the 2015 ASBMB Meeting.Kathy Matthews and Erica Ollman Saphire honored at the 2015 ASBMB Meeting.
 (4/24/2015 2:28:14 PM) Kathy Matthews is pictured with Erica Ollman Saphire during the 2015 ASBMB William C. Rose Award presentation.
Prostate cancer and neuroendocrine differentiationProstate cancer and neuroendocrine differentiation
 (3/12/2015 9:57:17 PM) Grigore AD, Ben-Jacob E, Farach-Carson MC (2015) Prostate cancer and neuroendocrine differentiation: More neuronal, less endocrine? Front Oncol 5:37. doi:10.3389/fonc.2015.00037
Kate Beckingham and Doug Easton commemorate Dame Honor FellKate Beckingham and Doug Easton commemorate Dame Honor Fell
 (3/12/2015 9:34:32 PM) Professors Kate Beckingham and Doug Easton unveiled a Society of Biology plaque celebrating Dame Honor Fell at Wychwood School, Oxford.
2015 ASBMB Young Investigator Award2015 ASBMB Young Investigator Award
 (3/12/2015 9:29:30 PM) Biochemistry & Cell Biology alumna Erica Ollman-Sapphire will receive the ASBMB Young Investigator Award at the 2015 Experimental Biology conference, where her undergraduate research advisor Kathy Matthews will also receive the Rose Award.
2015 ASBMB Rose Award2015 ASBMB Rose Award
 (3/12/2015 9:24:52 PM) Kathy Matthews will give the ASBMB Rose Award lecture on March 30 at the Experimental Biology conference in Boston.
QuantWormQuantWorm
 (3/12/2015 9:09:41 PM) Quantworm: A multi-endpoint, high-throughput study of nanomaterial toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans; Weiwei Zhong Lab.
Centennial Issue of EcologyCentennial Issue of Ecology
 (3/12/2015 9:05:08 PM) A research article from the Amy Dunham lab is featured on the cover of the centennial edition of Ecology, a journal published by the Ecological Society of America. 
2014 Evolution Day2014 Evolution Day
 (3/12/2015 8:55:30 PM) The EBIO 124 course, Intro to EEB for non-majors. hosted Evolution Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 2014.

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