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Collaborative discipline-based education research leads to $1.2 million NSF Grant

December 11, 2017

Collaborative discipline-based education research in Biological Sciences at Purdue leads to $1,270,155 from the National Science Foundation.

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Carol B. Post was named Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

December 8, 2017

Post is an internationally recognized leader in the regulation and function of protein-protein interactions associated with cell signaling and viruses. She was cited in the recommendation to the board for her exceptional record of scientific research and its impact in such critical areas as cancer biology, therapeutics, and infectious and immune diseases. Post was recognized in 2009 with the Lions Club Award for Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research, the Chaney Faculty Scholar Award from the College of Pharmacy in 2013, and the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor in 2016.

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Richard J. Kuhn, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science, leads PI4D as the inaugural director. The position will now be known as the Krenicki Family Directorship in Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease.

December 8, 2017

Richard J. Kuhn, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science, leads PI4D as the inaugural director. The position will now be known as the Krenicki Family Directorship in Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. John and Donna Krenicki gave a gift to the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience in 2016 and recently made an additional $2 million commitment to name the directorship. The title honors their generosity and continued support of life sciences initiatives.

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Researchers determine how alphavirus changes into infectious state

December 8, 2017

A key step in the infectious method of a family of disease-causing viruses has been identified by an international team led by scientists from Purdue University.

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Dr. Andrea Kaskinski receives grant to improve gene therapy for cancer

December 8, 2017

Andrea Kasinski, an assistant professor of biology in Purdue University’s College of Science, has been awarded grants to improve microRNA therapeutics for cancer by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health.

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Success Vis Launched

December 7, 2017

350 college students have been funded, 988 papers have been published, and 31 related curriculum have been offered

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Forest fungi boost invasive plants, choke out native species

December 6, 2017

Certain types of tree-associated fungi make a forest a welcoming environment for invasive plant species, crowding out natives, including high-value trees such as oaks.

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Dr. Claudio Aguilar named a 2018 University Faculty Scholar!

December 5, 2017

Dr. Claudio Aguilar has been named a 2018 University Faculty Scholar for his research efforts and discoveries in the areas of basic and applied cell biology. This is one of the highest research honors at Purdue where the University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.

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Congratulations to Dr. Claudio Aguilar named a 2018 University Faculty Scholar!

December 5, 2017

Dr. Claudio Aguilar has been named a 2018 University Faculty Scholar for his research efforts and discoveries in the areas of basic and applied cell biology. This is one of the highest research honors at Purdue where the University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.

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Dr. J. Paul Robinson is repurposing Blu-ray players and discs to hunt down tiny cancer nanoparticles.

December 5, 2017

Blu-ray may not be for just watching movies anymore—a Purdue University researcher is confident it can also detect cancer. It’s a seemingly impossible leap from entertainment system to diagnostic, but the same technology—invisible to the naked eye—that puts movies on the screen could also detect tiny cancer particles that conventional lab equipment cannot.

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