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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...

  • 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,...

  • Professor Mark McPeek has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Academy is one of the oldest learned societies.  Its mission is to serve the "nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge."*   Professor McPeeks joins a distinguished group of more than 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members.

    Prof. McPeek is an...

  • 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....

  • 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...

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

    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.