News & Events

  • Professor Mark McPeek has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Prof. McPeek is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who uses empirical and theoretical approaches to understand the processes that determine organism distribution and abundance.  His work also looks at how processes have influenced organism adaptation and diversification over time.  Currently, he...

  • Milo Johnson'13 is one of the 17 Dartmouth students (hyperlink to who were awarded 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

    Milo Johnson'13 graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biology (magna cum laude) and currently is the first-year graduate student at Harvard University in Dr. Michael Desai (...

  • Nicolas Norwitz '18 has won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.  Nicolas is an undergraduate researcher in Professor Sharon Bickel's laboratory.  He is a biology and neuroscience double major.  To read the full article in Dartmouth Now, please click here.

  • Professor Eric Schaller has published a collection of short stories, titled "Meet Me in the Middle of the Air." His fiction has appeared in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Fantasy: Best of the Year, SciFiction, Postscripts, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Polyphony, New Genre, Shadows & Tall Trees, as well as others.

    Meet Me in the Middle of the Air:

    “Eric Schaller’s stories hover in between dreams and realities, making the real surreal and...

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate student, Jennifer Conrad, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture for her work on the role of plant hormone cytokinin in the architecture of rice root systems.  Jennifer works in the laboratory of Prof. G. Eric Schaller.  The lab is interested in the roles played by the plant hormones cytokinin and ethylene in plant growth and the responses plants...

  • We seek applicants for 1-2 independent postdoctoral fellowships in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. EEES is a diverse community of scholars who conduct innovative research in the natural sciences and interdisciplinary environmental studies, including ecology, evolution, anthropology, environmental economics, geography and earth sciences. Quality candidates will possess a PhD in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field...

  • Prof. Mary Lou Guerinot's lab and Prof. Thomas Jack's lab are two of eleven winners of the FASEB BioArt Competiton. 

    The image of a heat map of zinc in a plant leaf from the Guerinot lab represents work done by Prof. Mary Lou Guerinot, Prof. Tracy Punshon, former MCB graduate student, Dr. Maria Hindt and current MCB graduate student Suzana Car.

    Prof. Thomas Jack, his former post-doctoral scholar, Dr. Nathanael Prunet and Dr. Elliot Meyerowitz of Caltech submitted the winning...

  • Sarah Colon '17 and former US Assistant Surgeon General, Susan Blumenthal, published an opinion piece in the Huffington Post about the paradox of the high rates of childhood obesity and food insecurity in America.  The article states "While 15.3 million children live in food insecure households, one-third of all American children are obese or overweight."  The authors discussed ideas for using established federal programs that target food insecurity to improve food choices made by recipients...

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program Ph.D candidate, Andrew Bridges was selected to be a John H. Copenhaver, Jr. and William H. Thomas, MD 1952 Fellow for his outstanding scholarship.  Drew is a student in Prof. Amy Gladfelter's lab where he works on understanding the role of cytoskeletal elements called septins in cells.

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate students, Erin Shoemaker-Kiess and Amanda Socha have published an op-ed paper in the Journal of Science Policy & Governance in which they propose GMO classifications for food labeling.  To read the article, please click here.