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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    To Live and Learn Together

    The summer vegetables sag in the wake of the first frosts. But the low October sun still warms the fields of the Eagle Heights Community […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    The Island of Giant Mice

    Gough Island is home to the biggest
    mice on Earth. Genetics professor
    Bret Payseur and his team are coming
    closer to figuring out why.

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Catch Up With … Shannon Strader BS’14 Biology

    Shannon Strader BS’14 is no stranger to pain. At age 8 she lost her twin sister, Lauryn, to complications arising from cerebral palsy. Strader herself […]

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    Catch Up With … Luxme Hariharan BS’04 Biology

    As a pediatric ophthalmologist, clinical researcher and child advocate, Luxme Hariharan has set herself a challenging goal: To prevent childhood blindness globally and help those […]

  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Insects For All

    Entomology professor Daniel Young presides over a prodigious collection of bugs on campus. Thanks to digital technology, this collection and many others will soon be available online for everyone to learn from and enjoy.

  • Posted on November 20, 2013
    Communicating Science in the Digital Age

    Web-based science news has placed a higher burden on scientists
    to more effectively share their discoveries with the public—
    a challenge that CALS life sciences communicators
    are ready to help them meet.

  • Posted on
    An Astonishing World Revealed

    Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.

  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

  • Posted on February 15, 2011
    Taking Out the Guesswork

    Researchers have created a safer culture for embryonic stem cells

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    Challenging Their Brains

    Teri Balser’s teaching style awakens curiosity and encourages big picture thinking.

  • Posted on July 21, 2010
    Skin Deep

    Exposing Skin’s role in Fat Burning.