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  • Professor Caitlin Pries is this year’s recipient of the S.A. Wilde Early Career Achievement Award.  The Soil Science Society of America gives this award in recognition of “significant accomplishment in forest, range, or wildland soil research by an individual up to seven years post completion of a terminal degree program.”*

    To learn more about Professor Pries' work, please visit her lab web page:  https://sites.dartmouth.edu/...

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  • We seek applicants for an independent postdoctoral fellowship in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in the natural sciences by the time of the appointment and will work specifically in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology but will engage with the broader EEES community. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue independent and collaborative research projects in ecology and...

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  • Emma Esterman '20 is the recipient of this year's The Francis L. Town Scientific Prize in Biology.  Emma was awarded the Town price for academic excellence in her biology coursework and for her research endeavors in the laboratory of Prof. Olga Zhaxybayeva.

    Emma is a Rufus Choate Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize recipient.  In addition to her outstanding grade point average, Emma has received...

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  • Congratulations to Biology majors Connor Bodarchuk '19, Anant Mishra '19, Arvind Suresh '19 and Elizabeth Terman '19 on their induction into Dartmouth's Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa!  Dartmouth Phi Beta Kappa inductees must have one of the top twenty cummulative grade point averages after completing eight terms of study at Dartmouth.

    Biology majors, Emma Esterman '20 and Armin Tavakkoli '20 received the Phi Beta Kappa Sophmore Prize. The Sophomore Prize recognizes students with the...

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  • Ectomycorrhiza (ECM) fungi grow on the surfaces of plant roots and develop a symbiotic with the plants that host them. Corinne Vietorisz '19 is studying the role of the dominant tree species and soil type on ECM fungi.  She is particularly interested on the impact of ash trees because of the expected die-off of ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer.  She is working with Prof. Matt Ayres and EEES graduate student Ashley Lang on her studies.

    To read Corinne's article about her work this...

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  • Professor Caitlin Hicks Pries' lab studies the terrestrial carbon cycle and the effects of a warming climate on that cycle.  Organic material is the source of carbon in soils.  As this material is decomposed by microbes, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.  A warming climate can increase the activity of the soil-dwelling microbes...

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  • Professor Eric Schaller is featured in the July/August 2018 American Society of Plant Biologists' News Luminaries Column.  In the article, Prof. Schaller talks about growing up around scientists and how he became interested in molecular biology at a young age.  In college, he cultivated his interest in molecular biology and near the end of his undergraduate studies, he decided to focus his work on plants.  

    Plants remain the focus of the work done in Prof. Schaller's research...

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  • Professor Carey Nadell's laboratory studies the interesting interactions of microbes and their environments within biofilms.  Biofilms are collaborative communities made up of billions of microbes.  These microbial communities may be found to play a beneficial roles such as in the gut where they help with digestion.  They can also establish themselves in less desirable places where they cause dangerous infections.  Prof. Nadell and his lab...

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  • Some microorganisms produce nanostructures that morphologically and genetically resemble viruses, but don’t behave like typical viruses. Oddly, these structures package random pieces of DNA of their microbial host and, as a result, do not appear to propagate by infecting microbes and making more copies of themselves. Since these elements can deliver the packaged DNA to other cells, they were dubbed gene transfer agents (GTAs). It is not clear whether GTAs represent atypical viruses,...

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  • Congratulations to Biology majors Dylan Cahil '18, Kennedy Jensen '18 and Nicholas Norwitz '18 on their induction into Dartmouth's Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa!  Dartmouth Phi Beta Kappa inductees must have one of the top twenty cummulative grade point averages after completing eight terms of study at Dartmouth.

    Biology major, Anant Mishra '19 received the Phi Beta Kappa Sophmore Prize for holding one of the highest grade point averages in his class.  Congratulations Anant!

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