Discovery rewriting the evolutionary history of the nervous system
Penn State researchers at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences uncover a long-standing, fundamental error in the story of the nervous system’s evolution.
Gates Foundation grant boosts malaria research program
An international team, including researchers at Penn State, have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication.
Limited submission: Pathways to Stop Diabetes
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Pathways to Stop Diabetes competition.
$2.35 million grant enables better prediction of infectious disease outbreaks
Researchers at Penn State have received $2.35 million from the National Science Foundation to study disease transmission among animals with a goal of better predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases within humans.
Scientists reveal core genes involved in immunity of honey bees
A core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites has been identified by an international team of researchers. The findings provide a better-defined starting point for future studies of honey-bee health, and may help scientists and beekeepers breed honey bees that are more resilient to stress.
Limited submission: Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity program
Research Development at the College of Medicine in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting letters of intent for this limited submission opportunity by noon Monday, March 6.
Ecologist Eissenstat receives Black Award for research accomplishments
David Eissenstat, professor of ecosystem management and woody plant physiology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Penn State was awarded the Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.
Heard on Campus: Anne McKenna
Anne T. McKenna, visiting professor of law at Penn State, presented “Data: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rights” at the Institute for CyberScience Advanced Cyber Infrastructure (ICS-ACI) User Social on February 22, 2017.
AIBS identifies emerging public policy leader Stephanie Bora
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has selected the winner of the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Stephanie Bora is a Ph.D. candidate in immunology and infectious disease at Pennsylvania State University.
Huck Institutes recognizes Scott Boor with 25-year award
Each year, Penn State recognizes faculty and staff members who have given long service to the University and completed 25 years of full-time employment. On March 1, 2017, Scott Boor will have reached 25 years of service to Penn State.
Call for submissions: research in focus
Do you have eye-catching visual media that conveys the essence and excitement of your research at the Huck Institutes? We're looking for stimulating video and photographic content to share on our social media, and we'd like to feature yours!
Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line
Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful combination of radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, have shown that a matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years.
March 2 webinar planned to share communication tools with faculty researchers
Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications will host the top editor from the academic media website The Conversation (theconversation.com) for a virtual brown-bag webinar from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, to give a presentation for faculty researchers about communicating research to the public.
Jeffrey Peters appointed deputy director of Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State Cancer Institute has appointed Jeffrey M. Peters, distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, as its new deputy director, following a national search.
Call for nominations: IGDP student excellence
Attention Huck Institutes Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) chairs and faculty: The Huck Institutes is seeking nominations for exceptional graduate students to be highlighted on the Huck Institutes website and social media.
2017 J. Lloyd Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants (Huck GRI Grants): Request for proposals
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is now soliciting research proposals from students for Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants. The Huck GRI Grants, newly instated in 2016, replaced the graduate student grants previously known as the Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants in 2015.
Update: Seed grants focusing on human health, environment available
The Human Health and the Environment Seed Grant RFP was reissued on February 10, 2017 to clarify the eligibility requirements and submission instructions.
Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health
A $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health may help researchers leverage massive amounts of genomic data to develop medical treatments and pharmaceuticals, according to an international team of researchers.
Bell Joins Microbiome Center
Terrence Bell became Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology's new Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes on February 1.
Hockett Joins Microbiome Center
Hockett will join Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology as an Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and will be a Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor in the Huck Institute of Life Sciences.