Douglas Baumann from David Gilmour’s lab 2017 recipient of the Richard L. & Norma L. McCarl Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations Doug and Dr. Gilmour! Dear BMB Community, It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you that Douglas Baumann is the 2017 recipient of the Richard L. and Norma L. McCarl Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB). Please join me in congratulating Doug for obtaining this honor. Best,…

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Eberly Research Fellows program

The Eberly College of Science at Penn State University invites nominees for the Eberly Research Fellowship program. Eberly Fellowships are designed to attract exceptional early career scientists to Penn State to enhance their career goals in the vibrant, highly collaborative environment of the Eberly College of Science and the broader STEM community of Penn State…

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Timothy Kunz honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award

Timothy Kunz honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award July 10, 2017 – Timothy Kunz, a recent graduate of Penn State’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award.  Kunz received notification on April 26, 2017. Each year,…

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Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder Schreyer Scholars gain valuable lab experience while helping to develop new DNA plasmids Jeff Rice May 31, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Turner Pecen didn’t have a lot of lab experience when he came to Penn State as a freshman in 2013. The project he spent much of his college career working…

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DR. ROSS HARDISON – “VALIDATED SYSTEMATIC INTEGRATION OF EPIGENOMIC DATA: A VISION FOR EPIGENOMICS IN HEMATOPIETIC GENE REGULATION”

April 8, 2017 – A guiding principle of developmental biology is the fact that differential gene expression determines the distinctive properties of each cell type. Lineage-specific transcription factors are required for these cell lineages. In the case of hematopoiesis, the GATA1-ES cells contribute to many cell types and organs but not erythroid cells — lineage-restricted transcription factors…

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How to Make a Motor Neuron

How to make a motor neuron Mechanisms underlying direct programming of stem cells could eventually lead to cell-replacement therapies Sam Sholtis December 8, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of scientists has uncovered details of the cellular mechanisms that control the direct programming of stem cells into motor neurons. The scientists analyzed changes that…

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