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San Jacinto Students part of Rice Summenr Undergraduate Research ProgramSan Jacinto Students part of Rice Summenr Undergraduate Research Program
 (8/1/2016 1:18:48 PM) Three San Jacinto College students take to Rice University labs to research stem cells, zebrafish and heart disease as part of the Rice University Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Gas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactionsGas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactions
 (8/1/2016 12:29:40 PM) In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release methyl halide gases to monitor microbial gene expression in soil samples in the lab.
Heemskerk receives Branco Weiss FellowshipHeemskerk receives Branco Weiss Fellowship
 (7/25/2016 2:33:45 PM) Rice University postdoctoral research associate Idse Heemskerk has been named one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellowship administered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
Shamoo represents Rice at All Things Research 2016Shamoo represents Rice at All Things Research 2016
 (7/18/2016 6:01:42 PM) Rice Vice Provost for Research Yousif Shamoo was one of nine senior research officers from top U.S. universities who participated in All Things Research 2016, a roundtable discussion July 12 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Edward Nikonowicz will study gene-regulating switch that could advance antibioticsEdward Nikonowicz will study gene-regulating switch that could advance antibiotics
 (7/18/2016 5:44:29 PM) Edward Nikonowicz has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study a gene regulation mechanism that may someday be exploited to help fight bacterial infections.
Sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance.Sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance.
 (7/1/2016 11:34:39 AM) Tom Miller is part of a study that finds sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance.
Coral Reefs ChallengedCoral Reefs Challenged
 (6/20/2016 2:19:00 PM) Adrienne Simoes Correa, a marine biologist at Rice University, explains "coral bleaching" and what can be done in this Houston PBS interview.
Origin matters for species interactionsOrigin matters for species interactions
 (6/15/2016 1:39:07 PM) Research from the Volker Rudolf lab finds that the early life experiences of individual animals can have wide-reaching impacts on distribution of species.
Rice Researcher Part of Reef Health StudyRice Researcher Part of Reef Health Study
 (6/8/2016 9:54:49 AM) BioSciences research Adrienne Simoes Correa in co-author of  a study published in Nature Communications, based on one of the longest and largest studies of coral reef health ever undertaken.  The study was featured on NSF Discovery and Rice NewsOne of the longest and largest studies of coral reef health ever undertaken - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/06/07/coral-reefs-fall-victim-to-overfishing-pollution-ocean-warming-2/#sthash.jLvZ8xai.dpuf
2016 World Oceans Day2016 World Oceans Day
 (6/6/2016 3:11:35 PM) BioSciences faculty and students helped the Houston Museum of Natural Science celebrate World Oceans Day June 5 with a dynamic exhibit featuring life-sized coral reef banners on the museum floor.
IBB Girls STEM Initiative celebrates first gradsIBB Girls STEM Initiative celebrates first grads
 (5/24/2016 4:52:32 PM) Rice University’s Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) recently celebrated the graduation of the first students from the IBB Girls STEM Initiative
Beckingham part of cancer-imaging studyBeckingham part of cancer-imaging study
 (5/24/2016 4:48:33 PM) Kathleen Beckingham is co-author on a study using LED light to pinpoint targeted cancer tumors tagged with antibody-linked carbon nanotubes
Caprette named Teaching ProfessorCaprette named Teaching Professor
 (5/20/2016 3:23:28 PM) Congratulations to David Caprette on being named a Teaching Professor, one of the first three people to receive this title at Rice University.
2016 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards2016 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards
 (5/11/2016 10:39:50 AM) Scott Egan and Luay Nakhleh were one of five teams of researchers chosen to receive Hamill Innovation Awards. Their research will use cutting-edge genomic techniques and “big data” statistical and bioinformatic tools to identify diagnostic DNA sequences that rapidly and reliably detect and distinguish emerging biological threats linked to human well-being. 
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.

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