Biology in the News
Roughly 2.3 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects the central nervous system. Assistant Professor of Biology Jeffrey Huang investigates complex interactions in the brain in the hope of improving therapies for MS patients.
Heidi Elmendorf, an Associate Professor in Georgetown College’s Biology Department, was honored on November 20 as the 2014 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s District of Columbia Professor of the Year. Elmendorf, Director of Undergraduate Studies in biology and Director of Science Education Outreach, is also co-founder of the recent innovative Biology of Global Health major.
Scientists have identified thousands of species of microbes that live in and on the human body. Although microbes can cause disease and infections in humans, they aren’t always harmful. Assistant Professor of Biology Shaun Brinsmade is looking at when and how microbes turn from harmless to harmful.