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Biology Chair Joseph Jez elected as AAAS Fellow

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science has bestowed upon 416 of its members the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science. . .This year’s Fellows, who represent a broad swath of scientific disciplines, were selected for diverse accomplishments that include pioneering research, leadership within their field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations and advancing public understanding of science.

Keith Hengen is chosen to be a Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science

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Next Generation Leaders are selected each year through a competitive process that includes applications from around the world. This year, the six Next Generation Leaders come from universities and research institutes in the U.S., Canada and Germany. They will each have a three-year term on the advisory council.

Erik Herzog receives the Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

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“The Society is proud to present Dr. Herzog and Dr. Peker with this year’s award,” said SfN President Richard Huganir. “Dr. Herzog is a gifted teacher and science communicator who is committed to increasing diversity through mentoring, while Dr. Peker has been instrumental in demonstrating the benefits of international educational experiences and research collaborations.”

Interview with undergrad Daniel Berkovich about the American Society of Plant Biologists SURF

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"I am motivated to conduct my research not only because I find it personally interesting, but because it grants me the privilege to contribute to the greater scientific community."

Melissa Evers received the 2017-2018 Arts & Sciences Outstanding Staff Award

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"Melissa is simply the best. She is proactive, highly responsible, thinks of things we should know or do before we ourselves realize, shows attention to detail, and excellence in learning new things."

Kings of the Eisendrath Garden

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Monarch butterflies hatch in front of Rebstock Hall

Bacteria in a changing environment

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A&S professor awarded $2 million for research that could help defeat antibiotic-resistant infections

Strassmann/Queller Lab receives NSF grant

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Joan Strassmann and David Queller were awarded a $1,139,388 National Science Foundation grant for the four-year project "Kith and kin in amoeba-bacteria cooperation", about the evolution of cooperation both within and between species, using an amoeba-bacteria system.

Jonathan Myers and collaborators awarded NSF EAGER grant

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The two year grant was awarded from the National Science Foundation

Student Spotlight: Ali Wilkening receives award from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

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Joe Jez, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, nominated Wilkening for the award.

ISP’s Victoria May honored for work with students

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Victoria L. May, assistant dean in Arts & Sciences and executive director of the Institute for School Partnership, has been honored for her work with students.

Haussler wins Harrison D. Stalker Award

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Emily Haussler has been awarded the 2018 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Chen and Wang share Quatrano Prize

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Alex Chen and Yixi Wang, seniors majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, have been awarded the 2018 Ralph S. Quatrano Prize.

Three biology faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Three scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected May 1 to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Jordan Shaker receives this year's Spector Prize

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This year’s recipient is Jordan Shaker. His thesis, titled “Endogenous Opioidergic Circuits Involved in Thermoregulation,” won praise for the experiments’ design, the technical excellence with which they were carried out and Shaker’s incisive interpretation of results.

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

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Nowadays Sally Elgin would probably be referred to as gifted or talented. But in the 1950s, a really smart girl was obnoxious or a nerd.

Sally Elgin receives the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award

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Four Biology Students Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

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Yehuda Ben-Shahar awarded $770,000 by the National Science Foundation

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Yehuda Ben-Shahar, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded $770,000 by the National Science Foundation to investigate how insects produce and perceive mating pheromones as species diversify.

The Green Office Program at Wash U

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Congratulations 2018 Bunche Scholars!

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Congratulations to our biology majors who will be recognized at the annual James E. McLeod Honors and Awards Ceremony as 2018 Ralph Bunche Scholars.

Haswell elected council delegate for AAAS

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Brain power on display at annual WashU Brain Bee

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David Kirk receives 2018 Science Educator Award from the Academy of Science – St. Louis

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