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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.
Birth of the Bacterial  CircuitBirth of the Bacterial Circuit
 (1/21/2016 1:50:44 PM) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers features an article about a bacterial circuit created by Mathew Bennett and Chen Ye.
Aryeh Warmflash wins NSF CAREER AwardAryeh Warmflash wins NSF CAREER Award
 (12/24/2015 12:03:47 PM) Aryeh Warmflash wins NSF CAREER Award.
Evolution Day 2015.Evolution Day 2015.
 (11/20/2015 3:10:25 PM) Students from the EBIO 124 course became teachers for a few hours on Nov. 15 as part of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences’ celebration of Evolution Day 2015. 
Printing molecules in 3D.Printing molecules in 3D.
 (11/20/2015 3:07:54 PM) George Phillips teaches students to use 3D printing technology to create molecular models in his structural biology course.
12 Rice undergraduates participate in Texas Children's Hospital Developing Investigative Scholar's Program.12 Rice undergraduates participate in Texas Children's Hospital Developing Investigative Scholar's Program.
 (11/20/2015 2:38:43 PM) 12 Rice undergraduates participate in Texas Children's Hospital Developing Investigative Scholar's Program.
Marine EcologistMarine Ecologist
 (11/20/2015 2:22:10 PM) Adrienne Correa’s Coral Reef Ecology courses were featured in Rice Magazine this fall. 

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