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  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program Ph.D candidate, Youjun Wu, has been selected to be a John H. Copenhaver, Jr. and William H. Thomas, MD 1952 Fellow for her outstanding scholarship.  Youjun is a student in Prof. Erik Griffin's laboratory.  The laboratory studies cytoplasmic protein gradients that are involved in the patterning of early C. elegans embryos.

    Youjun is first author on the Molecular Biology of the Cell research paper,...

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  • Dr. Laurel Symes, Neukom Fellow, is featured in the Nature article, Research Protocols:  A forest of hypotheses.  In her work on sensory perception and decision making, Dr. Symes uses a method called multiple-working-hypotheses.  This...

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  • The Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track position in the broadly defined area of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank.  We seek highly qualified candidates who are addressing fundamental research questions in any biological system.  The successful candidate will be expected to direct an independent research program that will attract extramural funding, to provide...

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  • The Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ecosystem Ecology. We seek highly qualified candidates who investigate ecosystem processes to address broadly relevant conceptual issues in ecology.  We welcome applicants who study any group of organisms in any type of ecosystem (terrestrial, freshwater, and marine), and who could include local field sites as part of their research...

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  • The Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbial Ecology. We seek highly qualified candidates who investigate important questions relating to the ecology of microbes and their interactions with other organisms.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.  We seek a colleague who will supervise an independent, extramurally funded research program; provide research...

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  • Prof. Lee Witters, Eugene W. Leonard 1921 Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine; Professor of Biological Sciences, has received the Elizabeth Howland Hand-Otis Norton Pierce Award for a Faculty Member Who Is an Outstanding Teacher of Undergraduates.   As a physician, researcher and professor, Prof. Witters has been teaching for forty-seven years.  He sees himself "not as a teacher, but as a learner with students, looking through a window with them at the wonder of...

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  • Prof. Natasha Grotz has received the Dean of Faculty Teaching Award " in recognition for (her) outstanding contributions to Dartmouth*."  Prof. Grotz earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Dartmouth.  Following the completion of her graduate dissertation, she joined the biology department as a lecturer.   Prof. Grotz has taught numerous courses and currently teaches Molecular Biology, Cancer, Cell Structure and Function and a First-Year Writing Seminar.  In addition to teaching,...

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  • Professor Lee Witters has been honored with the creation of the Lee A. Witters Award for Outstanding Teaching and Social Justice.  This award was created in recognition for Professor Witter's years of service as an educator and mentor to pre-health students.  Dr. Tim Lahey, Faculty Director of Dartmouth's Health Professions Program, says of the award "My goal was to bring pre-health undergraduates into collaboration with Geisel medical students and other graduate students in health sciences...

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  • Dr. Dustin Rubenstein '99, Associate Professor of Biology at Columbia University, returned to Dartmouth in April to report on his research on how organisms adapt to changes in the environment.  While at Dartmouth, Dr. Rubenstein enrolled in the biology department's foreign study program (FSP) and was an undergraduate researcher in...

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  • Professor Mary Lou Guerinot has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).  Academy members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to science.  The NAS has 2,291 active members and 465 foreign associates

    Professor Guerinot joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 1985 as an Assistant Professor.  She has trained more than 100 undergraduate researchers and 19 graduate researchers since arriving at Dartmouth.  She has served as Department Chair,...

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