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Campus to Community:  BioBlitz at HalseyFest 2015

 

BioBlitz 2015 packed up their findings and brought them to this year's HalseyFest. Whether intense fascination or complete shock, it was hard not to have a reaction to the species found in our urban campus.

BioBlitz 2014

Mark your calendars for October 2, when BioBlitz 2014 will be taking over Norman Samuels Plaza. This annual event identifies and catalogues the species found on the Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT campuses. Last year 139 taxa were found, showing the great biodiversity that's here in our urban environment. 

 

2014 Robert Davis Lecture in Cell and Molecular Biology

The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is hosting the Robert Davis Lecture in Cell and Molecular Biology on Tuesday, May 6th. A Rutgers University-Newark alum and current Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, Dr. Enrique De La Cruz will present "How cells use chemistry and physics to break the bones that power their movement," at 4pm in Boyden 413.  After the seminar, a reception will be held in Boyden 223.

 

Annual Wilhoft Lecture in Ecology and Evolution

The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is hosting the Daniel C. Wilhoft Lecture in Ecology and Evolution on Tuesday, April 1st. Dr. Steward Pickett of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is an eminent urban ecologist whose research involves how spatial heterogeneity of a system controls system functioning and change.  His talk, "Two decades of urban ecology:  Achievements and opportunities", will be presented at 1 pm in Boyden 413. A reception will follow later that day at 4 pm.

 

Every Three Seconds -- Screening and Q&A

A screening of documentary, Every Three Seconds, will be held Friday, November 15th, at 6:15 pm in Boyden Hall 100.  A question and answer session with the director, Daniel Karslake, will follow.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

2013 Robert Davis Lecture in Cell and Molecular Biology

The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is hosting the Robert Davis Lecture in Cell and Molecular Biology on Tuesday, May 7th.  Dr. David Ginty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute will present "The Sensory Neurons of Touch" in Engelhard 100 at 11:30 am.  A reception will be held in Boyden 223 following the lecture.

 

2012 Robert Davis Lecture in Cell and Molecular Biology

The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is hosting the Robert Davis Lecture in Cell and Molecular Biology on Tuesday, May 1st.  Dr. Paul Forscher of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University will present "Treadmilling actin network arrays and axon growth."  The lecture will be held in the Aidekman Center's seminar room at 1:30 pm.

Prior to the seminar, a department luncheon will be held in Boyden 220 at 12 pm.

 

Hot off the presses!

Melissa Sanchez-Herrera, a graduate student in Dr. Jessica Ware's lab, has a new publication

 

Jersey Roots, Global Reach

This April, Dr. Alex Rodriguez will be delivering the keynote address at the Conferencia Lydia J. Roberts at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

 

Working out the (evolution of) bugs

Dr. Jessica Ware is part of a small group selected to participate in 1KITE, 1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution.  By sequencing the expressed genes of 1,000 insect species, researchers will map out evolutionary relationships between the different species.  More info ...

 

Going Viral!

Work from the Altan-Bonnet lab on how viruses take over intracellular machinery for their own purposes was selected as one of the top "Novel and Newsworthy" presentations at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.  See more ...

 

Taking over ASCB 2011!

Congratulations to graduate student Natasha Gutierrez from the Rodriguez lab for placing second in the MAC poster session at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.  Natasha's interview with by NatureJobs on how to prepare an award-winning poster was published in March 2012.

 

Second Annual Daniel C. Wilhoft Lecture in Ecology and Evolution

The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is hosting the 2nd Annual Daniel C. Wilhoft Lecture in Ecology and Evolution on Tuesday, December 6th.  Dr. Susan Perkins, Associate Curator and Associate Professor in Invertebrate Zoology from the American Museum of Natural History, will present "The Tangled Trees of Malaria Parasites:  Problems of the Past, Present Pitfalls, and Potential for Progress".  The lecture will be held in the Aidekman Center's seminar room at 4 pm, with a reception following the lecture.