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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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Penn State creates new center for microbiome research

A University-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes has led to the creation of a center for microbiome research at Penn State. Microbiomes are the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere.

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Huck Institutes announces social media campaigns for faculty, staff, and students

The Huck Institutes encourages its members and affiliates to mention us (@huckinstitutes) in relevant social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and to use the following hashtags whenever appropriate.

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University announces ‘All In’ achievement award, nominations being accepted

Award will recognize person who embodies commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Be a part of history: Tell us what Diversity and Inclusion mean to you

Visit allin.psu.edu by March 13

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Huck Institutes and Materials Research Institute announce "Common Vision" initiative

Common Vision is a new initiative established by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Materials Research Institute to harness the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to address critical challenges in the life sciences, energy, materials, medicine, engineering, and the environment.

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Tropical tree abundance influences immunity

A recent study by Jim Marden et al. uncovers possible links between genetics, immunity, and ecological dynamics of tropical trees.

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Ming-Yang Ho awarded the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology

Ming-Yang Ho, a student in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology, is this year’s recipient of the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology. It is awarded to an outstanding graduate student by the Eberly College of Science each year.

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Huck Institutes leadership endorses Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation for Faculty, Staff, and Students

The executive team of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences stands behind these values, which we hope our faculty, staff, and students will exemplify in accord with Penn State principles.

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