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Ecologist Eissenstat receives Black Award for research accomplishments

David Eissenstat, professor of ecosystem management and woody plant physiology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Penn State was awarded the Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.

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Heard on Campus: Anne McKenna

Anne T. McKenna, visiting professor of law at Penn State, presented “Data: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rights” at the Institute for CyberScience Advanced Cyber Infrastructure (ICS-ACI) User Social on February 22, 2017.

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AIBS identifies emerging public policy leader Stephanie Bora

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has selected the winner of the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Stephanie Bora is a Ph.D. candidate in immunology and infectious disease at Pennsylvania State University.

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Huck Institutes recognizes Scott Boor with 25-year award

Each year, Penn State recognizes faculty and staff members who have given long service to the University and completed 25 years of full-time employment. On March 1, 2017, Scott Boor will have reached 25 years of service to Penn State.

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Call for submissions: research in focus

Do you have eye-catching visual media that conveys the essence and excitement of your research at the Huck Institutes? We're looking for stimulating video and photographic content to share on our social media, and we'd like to feature yours!

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Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line

Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful combination of radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, have shown that a matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years.

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March 2 webinar planned to share communication tools with faculty researchers

Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications will host the top editor from the academic media website The Conversation (theconversation.com) for a virtual brown-bag webinar from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, to give a presentation for faculty researchers about communicating research to the public.

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Jeffrey Peters appointed deputy director of Penn State Cancer Institute

Penn State Cancer Institute has appointed Jeffrey M. Peters, distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, as its new deputy director, following a national search.

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Call for nominations: IGDP student excellence

Attention Huck Institutes Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) chairs and faculty: The Huck Institutes is seeking nominations for exceptional graduate students to be highlighted on the Huck Institutes website and social media.

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2017 J. Lloyd Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants (Huck GRI Grants): Request for proposals

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is now soliciting research proposals from students for Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants. The Huck GRI Grants, newly instated in 2016, replaced the graduate student grants previously known as the Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants in 2015.

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Update: Seed grants focusing on human health, environment available

The Human Health and the Environment Seed Grant RFP was reissued on February 10, 2017 to clarify the eligibility requirements and submission instructions.

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Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health

A $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health may help researchers leverage massive amounts of genomic data to develop medical treatments and pharmaceuticals, according to an international team of researchers.

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Bell Joins Microbiome Center

Terrence Bell became Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology's new Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes on February 1.

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Hockett Joins Microbiome Center

Hockett will join Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology as an Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and will be a Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor in the Huck Institute of Life Sciences.

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David Eissenstat elected Fellow of Ecological Society of America

David Eissenstat, professor of woody plant physiology in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State, has been elected as a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

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How best to treat infections and tumors

Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance

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Free public lecture on February 11: 'One World ... One Health'

Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, will give a free public lecture titled "One World ... One Health," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Friday Feb 17 Pablo Celik M.D. Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University

Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Different Motor Learning Processes in Humans 3:45 PM Noll Laboratory Seminar Room (127)

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The virus in the cupboard: Hunting pathogens close to home

Just as we’re getting used to knowing we have trillions of bacteria populating us, from our eyeballs to our intestines, comes word that we need to look beyond bacteria to even smaller squatters: the virome, a vast community of viruses that calls us home.

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Huck Institutes welcomes new faculty members Igor Aronson, Kevin Hockett, and Joyce Jose

Please join us in welcoming Drs. Aronson, Hockett, and Jose to the Huck Institutes.

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