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PLoS Pathogens: Are poultry vaccines endangering future bird populations?

Attenuated live poultry vaccines are genetically recombining with wild virus strains, setting the stage for unpredictable and challenging future disease outbreaks in wild and domestic bird populations.

Penn State researchers have shown that one form of a live vaccine for Newcastle Disease in poultry has exchanged its genetic materials with at least three wild strains.

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Selection of the first group of students

Eleven PhD candidates were selected for the program.

Eleven current graduate
students who are pursuing a PhD degrees in six graduate programs at Penn
State were chosen by the training program. These students were selected

based on the following criteria:

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Life sciences research advances rapidly at Penn State

Working to take life sciences research to the next level, progress continues on the Millennium Science Complex which will unite researchers and advance interdisciplinary research.

With the completion of the Millennium Science Complex in 2011, the University will have the most exciting interdisciplinary space inhabited by some of the best researchers in life and materials sciences.

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Nature: Ending the devastation of blight?

Researchers make critical discovery in the ability to manage the potentially disastrous effects of fungal diseases in agricultural settings.

Ending the devastation of blight: researchers make critical discovery

Nature: Seogchan Kang, Professor of Plant Pathology; Sook-Young Park, Postdoc, Molecular Genetics

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Tom Slewinski receives Alumni Association Dissertation Award

Plant Biology student, Tom Slewinski, was one of 13 graduate students to receive the 2010 Alumni Association Dissertation Award.

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9th International Skin Carcinogenesis Conference

Biannual conference coming up in June 2010. Registrations are being taken now.

The International Skin Carcinogenesis Conference (ISCC) is a biannual conference that brings together experts in skin carcinogenesis as well as postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to share research progress on the molecular mechanisms of skin cancer including

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Lauren Mordasky-Markell receives Dermal toxicology student research award

Huck Institutes graduate student, Lauren Mordasky-Markell, received the Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section Battelle Student Research Award at the 49th Annual Society of Toxicology meeting.

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Climate, not humans to blame for musk ox population decline

A team of scientists has discovered that the decline in arctic musk ox populations is a result of a warming climate rather than human hunting.

A team of scientists including Dr.

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WISE honors Huck Graduate Student

Women in the Sciences and Engineering Institute has recognized Christina Ragan for her work in helping women/girls recognize and achieve their potential in STEM fields.

The Women in the Sciences and Engineering Institute have announced their 2010 award recipients. Among the recipients is our own Christina Ragan, graduate student in Neuroscience.

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Christina Ragan wins Sigma Xi grant

Sigma Xi as awarded Christina Ragan a $1,000 (USD) grant to fund her research.

Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, has awarded Christina Ragan a $1,000 (USD) grant to fund her research through their Grant-in-Aid of Research program.

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Dr Rolls' Research Highlighed at Annual Meeting of the America Society for Cell Biology

Dr Melissa Rolls had her research highlighted in the Press Book for the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.

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Drs August and Peters named Distinguished Professors

Drs Avery August and Jeffrey Peters were named Distinguished Professors for their exceptional accomplishments.

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Techniques in Molecular Biology workshop

Two week intensive workshop with labs, lectures, and discussions in June 2011.

The annual Techniques in Molecular Biology workshop is now taking registrations for 2011.

A combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on lab work; this two-week workshop is open to anyone with or without lab experience.

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Techniques in Molecular Biology workshop

Two week intensive workshop with labs, lectures, and discussions in May 2010.

The annual Techniques in Molecular Biology workshop is now taking registrations for 2010.

A combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on lab work; this two-week workshop is open to anyone with or without lab experience.

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Personnel change

Lian Chao Li has left the facility.

Lian Chao Li is no longer working at the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility.

For questions related to proteomics, please contact the facility director and other personnel.

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New director

Joined us in September 2007.

His name is Li

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Proteomics and mass spectrometry facility moves buildings

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at University Park has moved to 3 Althouse.

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at University Park has moved to 3 Althouse Laboratory.

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Undergraduate wins ASPB Fellowship

Charles Mason won a $3000 fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Mason was one of just 15 students nationwide selected for the fellowship, which also includes student membership in the ASPB and a travel grant to attend the 2008 ASPB Plant Biology meeting.

Charles Mason, a student conducting research in Dr Surinder Chopra's lab, was one of just 15 students selected for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

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Joint lab with Chinese university

Penn State and the South China Agricultural University have established a joint laboratory in root biology. The lab will focus on understanding the molecular biology, breeding, physiology and agroecology of root traits that are important to plants.

Penn State and the South China Agricultural University (SCAU) have established a joint laboratory for research and training in root biology.

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Kao receives graduate program chair leadership award

The chair of the Plant Biology graduate program, Teh-hui Kao, has won Penn State's Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award for 2006.

Dr Teh-hui Kao has won Penn State's Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award for 2006.

The award highlights faculty who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in enhancing student recruitment, professional development and mentoring.

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