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May 5 2017 | National Academy of Sciences | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Professor Dominique Bergmann was elected to the National Academy of Sciences at its  Annual Meeting on May 2, 2017.   Bergmann, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, began efforts as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford to establish stomatal cells as a model for developmental...
May 3 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
In a study led by Assistant Professor Erin Mordecai, Stanford researchers modeled how rising temperatures might influence mosquito behavior and disease risk around the world. The researchers also calibrated their model with field data on human infections of mosquito-borne diseases.  This new...
Apr 22 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
New genetic evidence suggesting that early mammals had good night-time vision adds to fossil and behavioral studies indicating that early mammals were nocturnal. In a study led by Liz Hadly, professor of biology, scientists examined genes involved in night vision in animals throughout the...
Mar 22 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
While teaching her first class at Stanford last spring, Biology Assistant Professor Erin Mordecai wasn’t afraid to set the bar high. She challenged her students to tackle the emergence of Zika as the epidemic continued to grab headlines. She also made it known that, even though most of them were...
Mar 21 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
How whole groups of neurons work together to form Pavlovian classical conditioning of two stimuli was recently investigated by Professor Mark Schnitzer's lab. The researchers worked with mice and focused on the amygdala, a part of the brain known to be involved in learning that is extremely similar...

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