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Adrienne Correa quoted in Thresher OpenStax articleAdrienne Correa quoted in Thresher OpenStax article
 (9/29/2014 11:57:19 AM) Adrienne Correa discusses her adoption of OpenStax College’s ‘Biology’ textbook for her class EBIO 124 in a recent Rice Thresher article (click for article).
George Phillips selected as Fellow of the Biophysical SocietyGeorge Phillips selected as Fellow of the Biophysical Society
 (9/29/2014 11:50:08 AM) George Phillips was selected as a 2015 Biophysical Society Fellow for his fundamental contributions to studying protein structure, dynamics and solvation by X-ray diffraction, and for promoting graduate and postdoctoral training in biophysics.
Total Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and AnaloguesTotal Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and Analogues
 (9/29/2014 11:29:37 AM) K. C. Nicolaou, Christopher R. H. Hale, Christian Nilewski, Heraklidia A. Ioannidou, Abdelatif ElMarrouni, Lizanne G. Nilewski, Kathryn Beabout, Tim T. Wang, and Yousif Shamoo. Total Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and Analogues Thereof: Strategy Evolution, Structural Revision, and Biological Evaluation. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136 (34), 12137-12160.
Crystal structure of a nematode-infecting virusCrystal structure of a nematode-infecting virus
 (9/29/2014 11:21:09 AM) Yusong R. Guo, Corey F. Hryc, Joanita Jakana, Hongbing Jiang, David Wang, Wah Chiu, Weiwei Zhong, and Yizhi J. Tao. Crystal structure of a nematode-infecting virus. PNAS (2014) 111: 12781-12786.
2014 Research Retreat2014 Research Retreat
 (9/26/2014 6:00:43 PM) We welcomed the first year graduate students at the 2014 Research Retreat. (click text for photos)
Modeling putative therapeutic implications of exosome exchange between tumor and immune cellsModeling putative therapeutic implications of exosome exchange between tumor and immune cells
 (9/26/2014 3:27:18 PM) Mingyang Lu, Bin Huang, Samir M. Hanash, José N. Onuchic, and Eshel Ben-Jacob. Modeling putative therapeutic implications of exosome exchange between tumor and immune cells. PNAS (2014) doi:10.1073/pnas.1416745111
Orsay virus structure determined.Orsay virus structure determined.
 (8/20/2014 4:04:44 PM) The Tao and Zhong labs team up with BCM researchers to win the race to find the structure of the Orsay virus that infects nematodes.
2014 BioSciences GSA Symposium and Retreat2014 BioSciences GSA Symposium and Retreat
 (8/20/2014 3:54:24 PM) The BioSciences at Rice Research Symposium and Retreat, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, will be held at the BRC on August 22 at 8 am.
IBB Girls BioScience Initiative celebrates Sciencepalooza.IBB Girls BioScience Initiative celebrates Sciencepalooza.
 (8/6/2014 1:47:51 PM) The Rice Institute of Biosciences & Bioengineering hosted their second summer of the Girls Bioscience Initiative for local area high school girls.
BioSciences at RiceBioSciences at Rice
 (8/6/2014 12:59:17 PM) We are pleased to announce that on July 1st, 2014 BCB and EEB merged to form the department of BioSciences. This merger creates a vibrant and diverse community of life science scholars housed within a single department. The merger will have no impact on degree requirements and the majors will remain separate tracks.
Kathy Matthews is selected for the 2015 ASBMB William C. Rose Award.Kathy Matthews is selected for the 2015 ASBMB William C. Rose Award.
 (8/5/2014 3:02:05 PM) Kathy Matthews is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology William C. Rose Award.  She will present a lecture at the annual ASBMB meeting, which will be in Boston, March 28 - April 1, 2015
Loss of specificity: native but not invasive populations of Triadica sebifera vary in tolerance to different herbivores. Loss of specificity: native but not invasive populations of Triadica sebifera vary in tolerance to different herbivores.
 (8/5/2014 1:01:15 PM) Carrillo, J, McDermott, D, and Siemann, E. 2014. Loss of specificity: native but not invasive populations of Triadica sebifera vary in tolerance to different herbivores. Oecologia 174:863-871.
Adrienne Correa receives a Brown Teaching Grant.Adrienne Correa receives a Brown Teaching Grant.
 (8/5/2014 12:54:00 PM) Adrienne Correa receives a Brown Teaching Grant.
Patterns of movement and seed dispersal by three lemur species.Patterns of movement and seed dispersal by three lemur species.
 (8/5/2014 12:50:55 PM) Razafindratsima, O.H., Jones, T.A. and A.E. Dunham. 2013. Patterns of movement and seed dispersal by three lemur species. American Journal of Primatology. 76:84-96.
Resolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional diversityResolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional diversity
 (8/5/2014 12:41:53 PM) V.H.W. Rudolf, N. L. Rasmussen, C.J. Dibble, B.G. Van Allen, 2014. Resolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional differences among consumers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281:1781

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