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Ram Dixit named new co-director of the Plant and Microbial Biosciences

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“We train our students to do any type of science. We want to give them the tools so that whether they go into industry, academia or government, they will benefit from what they learned in graduate school,” said Dixit.

Jonathan Myers and Hani Zaher receive tenure

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Congratulations to Jonathan Myers and Hani Zaher who both received promotions with tenure and are now Associate Professors of Biology in Arts & Sciences.

Obituary: Owen J. Sexton, professor emeritus of biology, 91

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Owen J. Sexton, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died May 31, 2018, at his home in St. Louis County from complications of dementia, which he had battled for several years. He was 91.

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.

Job Opening for Research/Laboratory Technician

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This opening is in the Blodgett Lab.

A New Species in Forest Park

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New species are not hidden only in exotic locales. Recently, graduate student Ben Wolf found a new species of alga in Forest Park.

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.

Job Opening for Research/Lab Assistant

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This opening is in the Strader Lab

Biology Department Publications, April 2018

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A roundup of publications from the Biology Department in April 2018.

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.

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