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Mark Hay Earns Regents Professor Title
Professor Marc Weissburg Awarded $2.5 Million RIPS Grant
Dr. Joshua Weitz, Associate Professor of Biology, was named a Simons Foundation Investigator in Ocean Processes and Ecology and awarded a three-year grant from the Simons Foundation. Dr. Weitz will examine physical and ecological principles governing the interplay between viruses and zooplankton in the North Pacific Ocean.
Posted on Nov 11 2014 - 1:33pm.
In the latest issue of the journal Science, Will Ratcliff, assistant professor in Georgia Tech Biology, has a piece on a new theory he and Eric Libby, from the Santa Fe Institute, are positing that explains the rules governing how life may have evolved from single-celled organisms into multi-cellular productions.
Posted on Nov 5 2014 - 10:29am.
Since his arrival on campus in 2004, molecular biologist and Tech Professor John McDonald has been hard at work developing new solutions and strategies for targeting and treating cancer. Some of his latest research concerns the use of nanoparticles to seek out and deliver treatments to ovarian cancer cells without damaging the body’s healthy cells. Designing this technology has required collaboration between the McDonald Lab in the School of Biology and Andrew Lyon’s lab in the School of Chemistry.
Posted on Oct 28 2014 - 6:54am.
The sheer volume of cyanobacteria in the oceans makes them major players in the global carbon cycle and responsible for as much as a third of the carbon fixed. These photosynthetic microbes, which include Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus, are tiny – as many as 100 million cells can be found in a single liter of water – and yet they are not the most abundant entities on Earth. That distinction goes to viruses, up to 100 million of which can be found per 1 mL of seawater. However, researchers know very little about the viruses in the water, other than that there are three kinds of viruses, and that they are capable of drastically decreasing cyanobacterial populations, affecting the global regulation of biogeochemical cycles.
Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 7:06am.