Although many sci-fi movies and stories assume extraterrestrial life will bear some humanoid semblance, Dr. Sarah Johnson is pushing the envelope with a $7 million grant from NASA. The money will fund her program which will, "go beyond what we currently understand and devise ways to find forms of life we can scarcely imagine." Read more here:
"Biology professor Heidi Elmendorf reviews an assignment in the lab during the Community Scholars Program's five-week summer orientation. Elmendorf leads the Regents Science Scholars Program, which is designed for first-generation college students interested in the sciences."
" The Georgetown College Department of Biology has enjoyed a successful summer: 10 professors in the department have received research grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and private foundations."
Georgetown student Jewel Lipps, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in biology and three other Georgetown Ph.D. candidates in psychology, biology, and tumor biology have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their potential to become lifelong leaders and contributors to scientific innovation and teaching.
In a new study of bottlenose dolphins, biology Ph.D. candidates, post-docs, and professor Janet Mann found that, even though survival of offspring decreases as mothers age, the older mothers invest significantly longer (through nursing) in their final offspring than for their earlier progeny.