Penn State will host the 11th annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Conference and Workshop
"I consider this one of the most enjoyable, friendly and stimulating meetings of the year, and I am thrilled to have it return to Penn State this year since this was where the meeting was held 11 years ago," said Peter Hudson, director of the Huck Institutes, who then added, jokingly, "I also hav
Yingwei Mao receives two major grants
The American Heart Association's Scientist Development Grant provides support for highly promising begi
Craig Praul contributes to Gene Expression Technical Guide
Call for Concept Papers: Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research programs
This process is extremely competitive, particularly during the pre-application counseling phase.
J. Lloyd Huck: July 17, 1922 - December 4, 2012
Three Huck Institutes faculty members are named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and the publisher of the journal Science.
Wansheng Liu contributes to international pig genome sequencing effort
The research — described in the cover article of the Nov. 15 issue of Nature — provides a genetic comparison of the domesticated pig and its wild cousins, and offers clues about how the animal evolved.
Sarah Assmann invited to write Coulter Review paper for the International Journal of Plant Sciences
A world leader in the field of plant-cell signal transduction, Dr. Assmann studies plant genetics and how plants receive and respond to stimuli from the environment.
Lifestyle decisions impact skin health
$2.3 million NIH grant supports research on midface and diseases
The work is being funded by a new $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, which is part of the prestigious National Institutes of
Donald Bryant elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology
Dr. Bryant's research focuses on photosynthesis in bacteria, with the long-term objective of understanding the structure, function, assembly, and regulation of expression of the photosynthetic apparatuses of cyanobacteria and green-sulfur-bacteria.
Scott Showalter receives the inaugural Eastern Analytical Society New Faculty Award in NMR Spectroscopy
Dr. Showalter is a biophysical chemist who uses experimental and computational techniques to study biological macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids, with a focus on the relationship between structure, dynamics, and function.
Chocolate genome research is good for farmers, the environment, and sweet lovers
Awards announced: Shared Technology Facilities pilot projects
The program allocates up to $10,000 of seed money per award to Penn State researchers for use in any of the Huck Institutes Shared Technology Facilities at University Park.
Interaction of genes and environment influences obesity in children
The researchers found that certain children — called "non-tasters" — who have a genetic variant that makes them less sensitive to the taste of certain bitter compounds were significantly more likely to be obese than children who were "tasters" of these compounds, but only when they lived in an un
Students get unique environmental research experience in Spain
Eight students enrolled in the Ecological Research in Spain course travelled to Europe at the end of the spring semester and stayed for almost two months, working with groups of Spanish researchers.
Individual gene differences can be tested in zebrafish
The differences, or mutations, in question create minor changes in amino acids — the building blocks of DNA — from person to person, and better understanding the effects of those mutations may yield data that can be used to improve the emerging field of personalized medicine.
NSF grant seeks to replicate human pattern recognition in computers
Resulting from an initial collaboration supported by a seed grant from the Penn State Institute of the Neurosciences, the three-year project will be funded by an $800,000 grant — entitled "
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp is featured in a new Research Unplugged video
Penn State Profiles is launched at University Park
Each faculty profile displays the following three types of information: