Announcement Archive 2011

Study by Asst. Research Prof. Kristine Willis published in PLoS ONE

November 15, 2011

Congratulations go out to Assistant Research Professor Kristine Willis, whose recent study on the nuclear pore complex and its role in the development of leukemia and other cancers was recently published in the online journal PLoS ONE. Dr. Willis’ study shows that mutations of certain proteins within this nuclear pore can cause them to lose their interaction with a DNA binding protein, which results in inappropriate copying of information from some genes and can lead to the development of acute myeloid leukemia.

New Study Sheds Light on Origins of Leukemia

Well done Dr. Willis!

Prof. Anne Rosenwald selected as a 2011 BEN Scholar

October 18, 2011

Congratulations to Professor Anne Rosenwald, who was recently selected as a 2011 BEN Scholar. Developed and managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Physiology Society (APS), and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the BEN Scholars Program strives to promote the use of digital library (DL) resources and student-centered teaching and learning methods in higher education, specifically in biological sciences lecture and laboratory courses, and in research training programs.

GU Biologist Gets Award to Promote Classroom Digital Resources

Well done Professor Rosenwald!

Prof. Janet Mann a 2011 recipient of the Council on Undergraduate Research Biology Mentorship Award

October 2011

We are proud to announce that Professor Janet Mann has received one of three 2011 Biology Mentorship Awards from the Council on Undergraduate Research. These awards recognize biologists who demonstrate superior mentorship of undergraduate students in research, and Prof. Mann was selected from a pool of many highly qualified nominees.

Congratulations Professor Mann!

Paper by Prof. Steven Singer and graduate student Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi accepted by Journal of Immunology

September 2011

Congratulations to Prof. Steven Singer and graduate student Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi, whose recent manuscript entitled “Host immunity and pathogen strain contribute to intestinal disaccharidase impairment following gut infection” has recently been accepted for publication by the Journal of Immunology.

Well done Prof. Singer and Shahram!

Study by Professor Janet Mann and graduate student Eric Patterson published in PLoS ONE

July 20, 2011

Congratulations go out to Professor Janet Mann and graduate student Eric Patterson, whose study on dolphins’ use of marine basket sponges as a foraging tool was published in the July 20 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. Prof. Mann and Eric’s research showed that the bottlenose dolphins they studied in Shark Bay, Western Australia “rip up marine basket sponges that grow along the seafloor and then wear them for protection when scouring the rough substrate for prey.”

This exciting news was also featured on the homepage of the Georgetown University website:

Mystery of Dolphin Tool Use Solved by GU Researchers

Well done Eric and Professor Mann!