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Oct 15, 2014

Grand Challenge for Global Health
GCGH Project is highlighted in this YouTube video.


Sep 16, 2014

Mosquito facts and fictions

One of Jason Pitts’ favorite stories is about mosquitoes and their strange attraction to Limburger cheese.

Pitts is a research assistant professor of biological sciences and a key member of a research team at Vanderbilt University that is attempting to combat malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses by developing new and improved attractants and repellants. In his spare time, he collects interesting facts and stories about his research subjects, nature’s ultimate bioterrorists.

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Aug 22, 2014

Rethinking The Origin of Species: Discover Magazine Features The Speciation Microbiome Project by Bordenstein Lab

Introduction: "Scientists have long known of the important roles played by the microbes on and in our bodies -- our microbiomes. These little guys outnumber our own cells 10 to 1, and they help regulate everything from the energy we get out of food to the health of our immune systems. Now, scientists believe that the bugs help play another important role: the evolution of new species."

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Aug 14, 2014

Professor Eichman: Repair protein's DNA recognition motif
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Jul 10, 2014

Rollins-Smith Lab study published in Nature finds 'hot' frogs fight off fungal pathogen
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Jul 9, 2014

Prof. Zwiebel in Vanderbilt Magazine "How to Outsmart a Mosquito"

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Jun 11, 2014

Bordenstein Lab Research on Origin of New Species in Wired and Quanta Magazines

Research News at Vanderbilt article

Wired article

Quanta Magazine article


May 23, 2014

Professor Gerald Stubbs bestowed title of Emeritus Faculty
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May 23, 2014

2014 Biological Sciences Graduation Reception
See photos from the graduation reception held May 8, 2014.


May 12, 2014

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Natasha Abdullah received Fulbright honors

Natasha Abdullah, a Biological Sciences and Medicine, Health & Society undergraduate in the Class of 2014, and three other Vanderbilt students have accepted Fulbright Scholarships for 2014-2015.
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