Professor Armin Moczek will conduct research on developmental biology in Australia as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology, and Innovation.
'Three-eyed' insect could help reveal self-organizing mechanism behind the evolution of new complex traits.
Improved method to observe cell structures involved in biofilm reveals how bacteria cling to surfaces, leading to major infrastructure, health problems.
"Very good news!" announced Distinguished Professor Curt Lively. "Britt was awarded the Young Investigator Prize from the American Society of Microbiology."
Ph.D. students Daniel Schwab and Sofia Casasa (Moczek Lab) are lead authors on a paper in Ecology Letters.
Rudy Professor of Biology Sue Carter and colleagues have found that levels of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin influence canine social behaviors and aggression.
"IU is truly the center of the Drosophila universe," says Assistant Professor Irene Newton. The Newton Lab and several other Biology labs use fruit flies in their research, and the department houses three critical NIH-funded centers that support Drosophila research globally.
IU and University of Nottingham scientists are investigating the invasive predatory bacteria Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus as a potential therapeutic to kill antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria.
Julia van Kessel has been funded $1.89 million for her grant titled “Quorum sensing regulation of bacterial development” through a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators.
A small team of IU researchers took on a seemingly insurmountable task this summer: physically measuring the size and location of every tree in 62 acres of land deep within Lilly-Dickey Woods, one of the state's oldest forests.
The "Prepared for Change" initiative (led by Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson) is making news around the state.
Limestone Post magazine explores research scientist Adam Fudickar's work on the Dark-eyed Junco: ". . . when you devote your career to the study of migration patterns of birds and other animals, as . . . Fudickar does, you see some trends emerge that are stunning, even troubling, but could turn out to be hopeful."
Undergraduate advisor Danielle Murry-Knowles has been selected as recipient of the IU College of Arts and Sciences 2016-17 Advisor of the Year Award.
Professor Karen Bush to receive Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award, the highest award of the International Society of Chemotherapy for Infection and Cancer.
Study by graduate student Briana Whitaker (Clay lab) and colleagues is first to test and manipulate whole microbiomes of aboveground tissues for plant species. Published in Ecology Letters.
The Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for an associate professor, tenure-track, in the area of invasive species ecology.
Award allows investigators to combine basic science questions with applied uses which translates into improving crop outcomes.
A study by graduate student Natalie Christian, Distinguished Professor Keith Clay, and colleagues shows exposing cacao tree seedlings to leaf litter from healthy cacao adults significantly reduced seedling pathogen damage. Article in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Distinguished Professor Keith Clay, former graduate student Dan Johnson (Clay lab, PhD 2013), and Associate Professor Rich Phillips in Science: Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale.
Distinguished Professor and Clyde Culbertson Professor Yves Brun has been awarded the NIH's MIRA (Maximizing Investigators' Research Award) to continue research on bacteria.
Postdoc Kelly Ronald (Hurley lab) was given the Walter Clyde Allee award, an early-career award for the best paper in animal behavior.
Study may explain why mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria don't transmit diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, and Zika
The paper “Drosophila Pax6 promotes development of the entire eye-antennal disc thereby ensuring proper adult head formation” (authored by members of Professor Justin Kumar's lab) was selected for the cover of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Amanda Gibson (PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior from IU in 2016) and IU Distinguished Professors of Biology Lynda Delph and Curt Lively used the freshwater snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum to test John Maynard Smith's theory suggesting that sex is a more costly reproductive strategy than asexual reproduction.
A paper authored by Associate Professor Ke Hu's lab and colleagues was selected for the cover of the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell.
Faculty members Mike Wade and Gabe Zentner, postdoc Douglas Drury, and colleagues have found several challenges in using the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to fight human disease and agricultural blight.
The IU Grand Challenges initiative led by Distinguished Professor Ellen Ketterson will tackle major environmental threats to Hoosier health and economy.