The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


Two Huck Institutes faculty members named AAAS Fellows

Consuelo De Moraes and Steven Schiff honored by 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.

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Huck Institutes' research collaboration yields possible leukemia cure

Sandeep Prabhu and Robert Paulson discover that an Omega-3-derived compound targets and kills stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia

The compound — Delta-12-protaglandin J3 (D12-PGJ3) — is produced from Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) in fish and fish oil, and was found to activate the p53 gene in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) stem cells, selectively programming them for apoptosis, or cell death.

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Huck Institutes' researchers link biofilms in drains with human infections

Team led by Dylan Short and David Geiser finds the majority of plumbing systems sampled to be reservoirs for human pathogenic fungi

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Huck Institutes' faculty member overturns nearly half a century of erroneous science

Dr. Donald Bryant and his research team discover genes coding for complete TCA cycle in cyanobacteria

Many textbooks will need to be revised after Dr. Bryant and his team discovered a previously overlooked step in the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle of cyanobacteria.

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Facility move complete!

The Microscopy and Cytometry Facility (formally the Electron Microscopy Facility and Flow Cytometry Facility) has completed its move to the Millennium Science Complex.

Complete list of updated contact information:

Office/Lab MSC Room Phone
Greg Ning N-048 863-0994
John Cantolina & Missy Hazen N-049

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Huck Institutes' faculty member makes diabetes breakthrough

Dr. Alaa S. Awad finds that blocking enzyme arginase-2 may prevent renal failure

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Galaxy genome-analysis system now available for cloud computing

Development provides vast increases in computational power for researchers worldwide

Galaxy Cloud — an open-source, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical and genetic research — was developed by a team of researchers including Huck Institutes' faculty members

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Huck Institutes' faculty member receives $2.3m organic ag research grant

Dr. Jason Kaye's project is one of 23 chosen for funding by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture


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Huck Institutes' faculty member recognized in international interdisciplinary publications

Recent papers in Nature feature the collaborative interdisciplinary work of international scientists and Penn State professor Beth Shapiro

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks to hire new faculty

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Endowed Chair positions are available in molecular virology and prokaryotic systems biology.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks to add highly qualified tenure-track or tenured faculty at any academic rank with demonstrated excellence in broad areas of molecular virology or systems biology of

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ICS Faculty Fellows Program accepting applications through December 9, 2011

The Institute for CyberScience is offering up to five $25,000 awards for development of interdisciplinary collaborations

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2012 Faculty Fellows Program.

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Huck Institutes, CIDD pushing the data science envelope

Infectious disease specialists marshal computational resources, social media data in pursuit of larger goals

By: Seth Palmer


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Virus, bone marrow cells key in new cancer discoveries

Huck Institutes' researchers exploring innovative avenues of treatment

Researchers at the College of Medicine in Hershey have found two potential pathways for treating breast cancer and other cancers – one lies in a non-disease-causing virus known as AAV2, the other in cells derived from bone ma

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Facility relocated fall 2011

The micro-calorimetry equipment which was previously located in 104 Chemistry Building was moved to 8 Althouse Lab.

The move was conducted under the direction of Neela Yennawar, and Research Technologist Julia Fecko joined the Microcalorimetry Facility to help with the smooth transition. 

Please join us at our new location for an open house on November 7 from 1- 4pm.

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Huck Institutes may launch strategic initiatives in Africa

Potential collaborations are being explored with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania.

Earlier this month, Huck Institutes Director Peter Hudson was in Arusha, meeting with representatives of the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) and disc

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Vivek Kapur appointed Huck Institutes' first associate director for strategic initiatives

New role intended to drive interdisciplinary innovation, promote excellence in research and education

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Autumn colors may be later, less vivid this year

Dr. Marc Abrams discusses fall foliage and La Ni?a.

After more than two decades of studying the effects of seasonal precipitation and temperature on the timing and intensity of the fall foliage display, Marc Abrams has concluded that clear, bright days, low (but not freezing) temperatures, and dry (but not drought) conditions tend to promote the b

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Update on the move

Dates have been revised for the Microscopy and Cytometry Facility's move to the Millennium Science Complex.

Revised move dates

Flow Lab (LSB location) to MSC W-124A

  • Tuesday, October 4 - Flow general supplies, etc.

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Openings for faculty positions: Department of Bioengineering

The department seeks to hire full time faculty.

The Department of Bioengineering at Penn State University seeks to hire multiple full time faculty members in the areas of molecular imaging, nanomedicine and biomaterials, and regenerative medicine.

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The Facility is moving...

The Microscopy and Cytometry Facility (formally the Electron Microscopy Facility and Flow Cytometry Facility) will be moving to the Millennium Science Complex in October 2011.

Tentative move dates

  • Week of October 3 – FC-500 and XL cytometer
  • Week of October 10 – BD Influx sorter and BD Fortessa cytometer

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