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Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Image: Ebola 2014
  Epidemics MOOC team discuss the current Ebola outbreak. read more
Image: Novel chemistry turns conventional polymers into biomedical supermaterials
  Jian Yang and his lab are developing extraordinary fluorescent, biodegradable, and 3D-printable biomedical materials. read more
Image: Elyse Muñoz & Scott Lindner
  Elyse Muñoz and Scott Lindner study the malaria parasite. read more
Image: Matt Ferrari
  Matt Ferrari studies long-term trends in childhood infectious diseases. read more
Image: Emily Finch & Sandeep Prabhu
  Emily Finch and Sandeep Prabhu study relationships between diet and disease. read more
Image: Marta Byrska-Bishop & Ross Hardison
  Marta Byrska-Bishop and Ross Hardison study the genomics of inherited disease. read more

Huck 'H'Catalyzing and facilitating excellence in interdisciplinary life science research and education at Penn State    Learn more about the Huck Institutes

Upcoming Events
Nov 3, 2014 Monday 12:10 PM
Daniel McClosky (Plant Biology Ph.D. Program, Penn State University)
Imaging Cell Wall Component Delivery Using Click Chemistry
Nov 5, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Peter Gianaros (University of Pittsburgh)
How does the brain break our hearts?
Nov 6, 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM
Janice Moore (Colorado State University)
Parasites, Behavior, and Thinking Like a Trematode
Graduate Programs
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Innovative interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs
Research Institutes & Centers
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Established around major research areas and supported by faculty from across the University
Instrumentation Facilities
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Offering leading-edge equipment and technical expertise
Seizures and migraines have always been considered separate physiological events in the brain, but now a team of engineers and neuroscientists looking at the brain from a physics viewpoint discovered a link between these and related phenomena. Link seen between seizures and migraines in the brain - Full article
The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but Penn State nutrition researchers including Huck faculty researcher A. Catharine Ross have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health. Researchers probe link between newborn health and vitamin A - Full article
A landmark study by Huck faculty researcher Song Tan provides new insight into the function of an enzyme related to the BRCA1 breast cancer protein. First detailed picture of a cancer-related cell enzyme in action on a chromosome - Full article