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2016 BioScience Fulbright Grant Recipients2016 BioSciences Fulbright Grants
 (5/11/2016 10:04:25 AM) Biochemistry and Cell Biology majors Beatrice Herrmann and Spencer Seballos have been awarded 2016 Fulbright grants to study, teach and/or conduct research in a foreign country.
EEB lab helps KHOU test for mosquitoesEEB lab helps KHOU test for mosquitoes
 (5/4/2016 1:15:36 PM) Shannon Carter in the Rudolf lab helps KHOU News investigate mosquito breeding grounds related to the Zika virus clean up in Houston (click for video)
Scott Solomon and Adrienne Correa are both awarded 2016 Brown Teaching GrantsScott Solomon and Adrienne Correa are both awarded 2016 Brown Teaching Grants
 (5/4/2016 1:13:19 PM) Scott Solomon and Adrienne Correa are both awarded Brown Teaching Grants
Bonnie Bartel elected to National Academy of SciencesBonnie Bartel elected to National Academy of Sciences
 (5/4/2016 1:10:38 PM) Bonnie Bartel elected to National Academy of Sciences
Neuroscience Minor moving to BioSciences Fall 2016Neuroscience Minor moving to BioSciences Fall 2016
 (4/29/2016 12:53:05 PM) Neuroscience Minor moving to the BioSciences Department in Fall 2016
Gustin honored with George R. Brown Certificate of Highest MeritGustin honored with George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit
 (4/26/2016 5:08:29 PM) On April 26, Michael Gustin became the 11th faculty member to receive Rice’s George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit
HSP genes affect neurotransmission.HSP genes affect neurotransmission.
 (4/7/2016 11:10:35 AM) A four-year study by Rice University biochemists (from left) James McNew, Michael Stern, James Summerville and Joseph Faust has revealed specific neuronal defects that arise from two genetic defects known to cause hereditary spastic paraplegia. 
Houston Matters features Adrienne Correa.Houston Matters features Adrienne Correa.
 (4/7/2016 11:08:34 AM) Adrienne Correa discusses student participation in coral reef restoration exercises in her Coral Reef Ecosystems course, EBIO 372, on NPR.
Faculty Honors, April 2016Faculty Honors, April 2016
 (4/7/2016 11:01:41 AM) James McNew is promoted to full tenured professor; Matt Bennett to associate professor with tenure; Alma Novotny receives the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching; Cindy Farach-Carson receives this year's Presidential Mentoring Award.
NSF Graduate Research Fellows and Honorable MentionsNSF Graduate Research Fellows and Honorable Mentions
 (4/7/2016 10:46:58 AM) Four Biosciences students received Honorable Mention for their proposals to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and Razan Alnahhas and David Zong received Fellowships. Back Row: David Zong, Zachary Wright, Joseph Massey. Front Row: Shannon Carter, Razan Alnahhas, Roxanna Llinas.
Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growthOcean acidification already slowing coral reef growth
 (3/1/2016 3:43:29 PM) Kai Zhu was part of a study measuring effects of ocean acidification on the Great Barrier Reef.
Scott Egan spoke about evolution at Lone Star CollegeScott Egan spoke about evolution at Lone Star College
 (3/1/2016 3:36:37 PM) Scott Egan spoke about evolution at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s second annual Darwin Day talk on Friday, Feb. 12.
Marine virus outbreaks linked to coral bleaching.Marine virus outbreaks linked to coral bleaching.
 (2/17/2016 7:09:35 PM) Adrienne Correa is part of a study that has found that significant outbreaks of marine viruses may be associated with coral bleaching events.
Scott Solomon Science CafeScott Solomon Science Cafe
 (1/21/2016 1:57:59 PM) Ants of the Big Thicket National Preserve was the Science Café topic presented by Scott Solomon at Beaumont’s Logon Café on Nov. 19.
Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag teamBacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team
 (1/21/2016 1:55:31 PM) A recent phys.org article features research on enzymes that break down lignin from the George Phillips lab.

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