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Undergraduate Student Focus: Madison Hodges, Class of 2022

September 13, 2021

Madison Hodges, class of 2022 in Environmental and Ecological Sciences, has made her mark during her four years at Purdue as a student and community leader for sustainability.

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Corn zein offers alternative for meat analogues

September 9, 2021

Bruce Hamaker, director of the Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research and distinguished professor of food science, has discovered a means for replicating animal protein textures to near perfection—with corn zein—a protein in corn.

Corn zein offers alternative for meat analogues

Sponsored Program Services (SPS) Pre-Award Offers 1:1 Faculty Orientation

September 1, 2021

Sponsored Program Services (SPS) Pre-Award offers one-on-one new faculty orientation sessions to introduce new Purdue researchers to the services offered by SPS Pre-Award and familiarize them with the proposal development and submission process.

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Invisible, devastating and sustaining: Research explores mysterious microfungi

August 31, 2021

The world around you is teeming with life you can’t see. Plants, soil, water, insects – even your hair and skin – are home to microfungi, and they both sustain and devastate life on our planet.

Invisible, devastating and sustaining: Research explores mysterious microfungi

Post-doc in Cannon Lab Wins Prestigious NIH K Award

August 30, 2021

As a post-doctoral researcher in Professor Jason Canon’s lab at Purdue, Dr. Shreesh Sammi has been looking into the neurotoxicity of forever chemicals known as PFAS.

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Scientific Animations Without Borders scales knowledge for impact

August 27, 2021

How do you make access to scientific knowledge more democratic for people around the world?

Scientific Animations Without Borders scales knowledge for impact

Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

August 25, 2021

Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). This is Brouder’s second appointment to the SAB.

Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

Lab Culture: Linda Nie Lab

August 24, 2021

Linda Nie, professor in the Purdue University School of Health Sciences, has developed multiple ways of measuring metallic levels and the effects of metals in humans and animals.

Lab Culture: Linda Nie Lab

Research Team with Purdue Co-PI Awarded NSF Grant

August 18, 2021

Center affiliate and assistant professor of Political Science and Civil Engineering David Yu is a Co-PI on a team from Virginia Tech University that was recently awarded $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to study the resilience, adaptability, and vulnerabilities of important groundwater resources.

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Post-doc Focus: Anna Erwin

August 12, 2021

While images of fires, floods and drought fill the news, researchers across Purdue continue to work towards identifying potential solutions. Dr. Anna Erwin, a post-doctoral scholar in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, will be supported in her work through a recently awarded USDA NIFA-AFRI postdoctoral fellowship through their Education and Workforce Development program. 

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