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Rice lab gives structure to histone discoveryRice lab gives structure to histone discovery
 (12/11/2017 4:23:47 PM) Jane Tao and Rice alumna Yusong Guo generated the crystal structures of lysine acetyltransferase KAT2A and its complex with succinyl-CoA, which plays a role in histone modification.
2017 EEB Graduate Student Symposium2017 EEB Graduate Student Symposium
 (12/11/2017 4:13:49 PM) 2017 EEB Graduate Student Symposium
Rice University scientists named AAAS FellowsRice University scientists named AAAS Fellows
 (12/11/2017 3:28:29 PM) Rice University professors Janet Braam and José Onuchic have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kelly Weinersmith's book Soonish is featured in Science Weekly podcastKelly Weinersmith's book Soonish is featured in Science Weekly podcast
 (12/11/2017 1:40:00 PM) Kelly Weinersmith's book "Soon(ish)" is featured in a The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast.
Rice undergrad co-authors study of how fats affect stem cellsRice undergrad co-authors study of how fats affect stem cells
 (12/11/2017 1:29:15 PM) Biosciences student Allison Skinkle co-authored a new study in the journal Science Advances regarding how fats affect stem cells.
20171205 Jane Tao receives Hamill Innovations Award20171205 Jane Tao receives Hamill Innovations Award
 (12/11/2017 1:06:44 PM) Jane Tao, along with Ching-Hwa Kiang, received an IBB Hamill Innovations Award for their project "Understanding Virus Orsay δ Protein Through Single Molecule AFM."
Harvey runoff menaces Texas’ coral reefsHarvey runoff menaces Texas’ coral reefs
 (10/27/2017 5:11:38 PM) Adrienne Correa is part of a team that is monitoring a massive plume of post-Harvey freshwater threatening the coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
2017 Department Graduate Awards2017 Department Graduate Awards
 (10/6/2017 4:09:01 PM) Biosciences Graduate Awards and Poster Awards recognized at the retreat: (from left) Mattheau Comerford, Amy Prater, Jennifer Dou, Carlos Origel, Ramya Ganiga Prabhakar, Mariane Martinez, Yue Zhou, Ian Campbell
EEB Graduate Award WinnersEEB Graduate Award Winners
 (10/6/2017 3:59:28 PM) The department recognizes the 2016-17 Fellowship and Grant Awardees who were in the field or at conferences during the retreat:  (from left) Mattheau Comerford, Emily Schultz, Patrick Clay, Marion Donald, Thomas Ye, Linyi Zhang, and Jade Tonos Luciano.
Fellowship Awards recognized at the RetreatFellowship Awards recognized at the Retreat
 (10/6/2017 3:53:52 PM) 2016-17 Graduate Fellowship Recipients recognized at the Department Retreat: (from left) Melissa Traver, Thomas Clements, Matt Ykema, Madeline Burns, Roxanna Llinas, Nick Hummell, Lauren Howe-Kerr
2017 Department Retreat Speakers2017 Department Retreat Speakers
 (10/6/2017 3:48:02 PM) Retreat speakers: our newest faculty members James Chappell, Adrienne Correa, and Rosa Uribe (top row), Rice Academy Fellow Nick Keiser (bottom right), and BCB Graduate Student Ian Campbell (bottom left).
Anderson Teaching Lab RenovationsAnderson Teaching Lab Renovations
 (10/6/2017 3:42:21 PM) The Anderson Teaching Lab renovations were completed in time for Fall 2017; photos of the reception to view the new labs can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/BioSciencesatRice/
Harvey clean-up crew from Department of BioSciencesHarvey clean-up crew from Department of BioSciences
 (9/8/2017 4:54:58 PM) Harvey clean-up crew from the Department of BioSciences.
Astronaut Peggy Whitson, a Biosciences PhD program alumna, wraps up a record 665 days in space for an American.Astronaut Peggy Whitson, a Biosciences PhD program alumna, wraps up a record 665 days in space for an American.
 (9/8/2017 4:50:47 PM) Astronaut Peggy Whitson, a Biosciences PhD program alumna, wraps up a record 665 days in space for an American.
The lab of structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao produced the first full-length structure of an orthomyxovirus matrix protein.The lab of structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao produced the first full-length structure of an orthomyxovirus matrix protein.
 (9/8/2017 4:48:06 PM) The lab of structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao produced the first full-length structure of an orthomyxovirus matrix protein.

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