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BioSciences at Rice
Rice University’s Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) recently celebrated the graduation of the first students from the IBB Girls STEM Initiative
Congratulations to David Caprette on being named a Teaching Professor, one of the first three people to receive this title at Rice University.

Welcome to BioSciences at Rice! 

BioSciences at Rice unites over 30 faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research and outstanding teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the life sciences. The vibrant and diverse BioSciences faculty provides a rich variety of research opportunities and distinct graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.


Vanzant Lecture Series: Loss of Neuronal Membrane Potential Triggers Neurodegeneration via Chronic Activation of ER Calcium Channels
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Keck Hall
Dr. Kartik Venkatachalam
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
4/5Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Defense
Transcriptional delay in synthetic genetic cascades
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
102 Keck Hall
Yu-Yu Cheng
Doctoral Candidate
4/7Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Defense
Mutants defective in the peroxisome-tethered ATPase complex implicate peroxins in oil body utilization during Arabidopsis seeding development
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
102 Keck Hall
Kim Gonzalez
Doctoral Candidate

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