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St. Louis-area students experience scientific research firsthand

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The Webster Groves High School senior has spent nearly three months working at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center near Eureka. The summer program pairs St. Louis-area students with scientists who help them design their own independent-research projects.

Biology Department Publications July 2018

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Publications from the Department of Biology in July 2018.

Jez Lab receives NSF grant to collaborate with Maeda Lab at UW-Madison

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A $762k collaborative NSF grant will fund a partnership between Joseph Jez (Wash U Biology chair) with Hiroshi Maeda (U Wisconsin-Madison; Botany) on the mechanisms and impacts of de-regulating aromatic amino acid biosynthesis in plants.

Leggy lizards don’t survive the storm

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An immediate before-after comparison — the first of its kind — shows that survivors of a hurricane have different traits than the general population.

Warming alters predator-prey interactions in the Arctic

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Spiders could buffer some effects of warming on decomposition

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

Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

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Next step could be ‘nitrogen-fixing’ plants that can do the same, reducing need for fertilizer.

Jet Lag: trips across time zones may get a bit easier

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Summer trips across time zones may get a bit easier thanks to a new finding from scientists in St. Louis.

VIP neurons hold master key to jet lag response

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A tiny population of neurons can unlock the body’s clock

The Restoration of LaBarque Creek

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Restoration of LaBarque Creek near the Tyson Research Center has sparked new life in a beleaguered aquatic ecosystem. The Ampersand sat down with Kim Medley and Elizabeth Biro to find out more.

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.

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