Alumni Newsletter

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Features: B.S. in Neuroscience Takes off at Georgia Tech: New Undergraduate Program Builds on Strength of Research Across Campus, from Neurons to Behavior | Building a Bioinformatics Bridge: Jordan Lab Teams with University in Uganda to Build Research Capacity in Africa | Skewing the Aim of Targeted Cancer Therapies | Fast Track to Research Biology Scholarship | Ultimate Bogs: How Saving Peatlands Could Help Save the Planet | Predictive Powers of Gene Expression: Petit Institute Researchers at Georgia Tech Use Novel Approach to Predict Disease Risk in Crohn’s Disease Study | Bioinnovation Showcase: Inaugural Event at Petit Institute Puts Innovative, Homegrown Businesses in the Spotlight | Meet 2017 Spring Graduate Madison Young: Advice to New Students: Time Management is the Key to Unlocking Success | Shana Kerr Wins National Advising Award: Tech Academic Professional is Hailed by Global Community of Academic Advisers | Running Roaches, Flapping Moths Create a New Physics of Organisms | What Purple Can Tell Us About Life on Other Planets


Spring 2017 Newsletter

Features: Wade Barnes Receives Highest Award from Georgia Tech Alumni Association | Fast-Track to Research Scholarship: Progress Report | Freeing a Scientific Mind to Envision Big Research: Packard Fellowship to Will Ratcliff | Study Reveals Complication Predictors in Children with Crohn’s Disease | 2017 School of Biological Sciences Awards | Meet Fall 2016 Graduate Jeffery Hendrix | Emeritus Professor Gerald Pullman Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award | Georgia Tech Launches Ph.D. in Ocean Science and Engineering | Dead Zones Full of Life—For Microbes | Exosomes Have a Sense of Urgency | Does Prion Hold a Memory of Stress?



Fall 2016 Newsletter

Features: Todd Streelman is Named Chair of the School of Biological Sciences :: Francesca Storici Selected in the First Cohort to Receive a New Award for Early-Career Scientists :: Popular Science Picks Will Ratcliff for its Annual List of Bright Young People Changing the World :: The Fast-Track to Biology Research Scholarship Program Continues to Thrive :: Alumni Spotlight: John Simmons :: Launching Careers in Bioinformatics :: Shaking a Sleeping Bog Monster :: Human Factors: Featuring Melanie Quiver :: Alumni Spotlight: Mary Beth Brown :: Alumni Spotlight: David Countryman :: Tedx Talk By Brian Hammer: Cooperation & Conflict in the Microbial World :: Yes, Computing Genetic Ancestors is Super Accurate



Spring 2016 Newsletter

Features: The School of Biology is Reorganizing, Combining with the School of Applied Physiology :: Fast Track to Research Scholars Share Their Research Experience :: Fast Track to Biology Research Scholarship Program Continues to be a Success! :: School of Biology Faculty Frank Stewart Uses Ocean Research to Enhance High School Science Education :: Regrow a Tooth? Fish – Yes; Humans – Maybe Some Day :: In the Classroom with Linda Green :: Biology Alum Kristen Marhaver Wins the WINGS WolrdQuest Women of Discovery Sea Award :: Matt Torres Awarded $1.2M Grant from the National Institutes of Health :: 2016 School of Biology Annual Awards



Fall 2015 Newsletter

Features: Biology’s New Home – The Engineered Biosystems Building :: Dr. Mark Hay Given the 2015 Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorers Club :: Professor Marc Weissburg Named Bbiss Fellow :: New Research by Biologist John McDonald Underscores Importance Of Gene Regulation :: Undergraduates Applaud Faculty in the School Of Biology :: Alumni Spotlight: Benjamin Preston :: Georgia Tech Announces New Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences: From Molecules, Cells, and Organisms to Ecosystems :: Fall 2015 Internship Program



Spring 2015 Newsletter
Features: Georgia Tech Hosted Experts to Improve Ebola Modeling and Response :: Biology Professor Receives Private Gift for Ovarian Cancer Research :: Biology Faculty Win Research Awards from Sloan and Simons Foundations :: Opinion Article in Wired Magazine by Biology Alum :: New Fast-Track to Biology Research Scholarship Program :: Alumni Spotlight: Tish Robinson :: Strategies for More Sustainable Sugar Cultivation in South America :: Biologically Inspired Design Inspires a New Strategy for Zoo Atlanta :: How Yeast Evolve Multicellularity :: 2015 School of Biology Awards :: Dugatkin Discusses Altruistic Behaviors