Graduate student Ali McCully (McKinlay lab) was awarded the Microbiology Society Oral Communication Prize at the 2016 West Coast Bacterial Physiologists meeting for her seminar, "Biased Competition for a Cross-Fed Nutrient Is Required for Coexistence of Microbial Mutualists."
Postdoc Eduardo Zattara (Moczek lab), Professor Armin Moczek, and Jim Powers (Facility Manager, Light Microscopy Imaging Center) are among the winners of the 2016 FASEB BioArt Competition for their portrait of an insect nervous system during metamorphosis. Read the IU science blog and read the NPR station WBAA story
Professor Volker Brendel has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction that recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research. The AAAS citation of merit for Brendel reads: "For distinguished contributions to genomics and bioinformatics, particularly with respect to development of computational and cyberinfrastructure tools for analysis of plant genes and genomes."
Graduate student Jolene Ramsey (Mukhopadhyay lab) and members of the IU proteomics mass spectrometry facility published an article in the Journal of Virology describing how a post-translational modification on the Sindbis virus TF protein regulates its cellular localization and subsequent incorporation into virions. Read the abstract
Postdoctoral research fellow Anthony Snyder and Associate Professor Pranav Danthi published an article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry describing how viral components co-opt the function of host membranes to facilitate virus entry into host cells.
Associate Professor Rich Phillips and collaborator Assistant Professor Kim Novick (IU SPEA) to present 2016 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award lecture "The breath of trees: Interactions between eastern U.S. forests and the climate system" on Wed., Dec. 7, at 3pm at the IU Cinema. Reception to follow in Woodburn Hall 200. Read the IU news release
Graduate student Daniel Schwab and Professor Armin Moczek on the cover of the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: "Nutrient stress during ontogeny alters patterns of resource allocation in two species of horned beetles. Read the article
Professor Emeritus David Dilcher, an eminent scholar in paleobotany, has been awarded the President's Medal of Excellence. Given to recognize exceptional distinction in public service, service to the university, achievement in a profession, or extraordinary merit and achievement in the arts, humanities, sciences, education, and industry—the medal is the highest honor an IU president can bestow. Read the IU news release
McKinlay lab members Breah LaSarre (postdoc) and Ali McCully (graduate student) along with Associate Professor Jay Lennon and Assistant Professor Jake McKinlay published an article in The ISME Journal on how dose-dependent toxicity of cross-fed nutrients can affect the dynamics of a microbial mutualism. Read the abstract