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Oct 31 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Mary Beth Mudgett, professor of biology, was appointed the Stanford Friends University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. The Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program recognizes faculty members for their extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. The program is one of...
Oct 26 2018 | Stanford Report
Neuroscientists know a lot about how our brains learn new things, but not much about how they choose what to focus on while they learn. Now, researchers have traced that ability to an unexpected place. Assistant Professor Xiaoke Chen and colleagues report Oct. 26 in Science, that they think they’ve...
Oct 17 2018 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Congratualations to Professor Martha Cyert, who has been appointed to the Dr. Nancy Chang Professorship.  This endowed chair was established by Dr. Nancy Chang in 2004 in honor of Stanford's Campaign for Undergraduate Education.  Dr.
Oct 4 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
A new study from Professor Dmitri Petrov's lab has  found compelling evidence that Neanderthals passed along genetic defenses against viral diseases to modern humans when the two species interbred 50,000 years ago. The study was published online Oct. 4 in the journal Cell.
Sep 17 2018 | School of Humanities & Sciences | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Biology Assistant Professor Lauren O’Connell is one of eleven recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program. The awardees are tasked with developing and disseminating tools that allow biologists to address mechanistic questions about...