Biology

Biology Doctoral Candidate Dominic Evangelista Wins Prestigious NSF Award

Rutgers University–Newark Ph.D. student Dominic Evangelista has just been awarded the prestigious Post-Doc Research Fellowship in Biology from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

NCAS Professor Jessica Ware Maps Insect Origins and Evolution

Carla Capizzi

When the dinosaurs ruled the earth, they were already bugged by creatures who had gotten there many millions of years earlier: dragonflies and damselflies. In fact, says Rutgers University-Newark biologist Dr. Jessica Ware, the first creatures to take to the skies of earth did so 406 million years ago.

Rutgers-Newark Researchers Star in a Cockroach Odyssey for the Ages

Lawrence Lerner
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Last December—the 9th to be precise—two Rutgers-Newark insect biologists set the world abuzz when they published an article in the Journal of Economic Entomology.

Life Sciences II Set to Become Reality With the Help of State Funding

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

During the last two years, momentous change has swept through Rutgers, from the appointment of a new university president to the integration with UMDNJ to a host of major shifts underway on the Newark campus.

President Obama Selects Professor Altan-Bonnet for Prestigious Award

Helen Paxton
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By Helen Paxton

Fewer than 100 researchers nationwide are chosen each year to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This year Dr. Nihal Altan-Bonnet is one of the 96 to receive this honor.

Professor Wilma Friedman Receives $2 Million NIH Grant

Why do epileptic seizures cause brain cells to die off, leaving patients compromised over time—and is there a way to stop it?

Professor Wilma Friedman, of the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers-Newark, recently received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find out.