Faculty News

Faculty in the news

Nicholas Sokol, associate professor of Biology, was quoted in the health science news blog Reliawire about his new study showing a genetic link between Fragile X Syndrome and Dysregulated Tissue Growth

David Polly, professor of Geological Sciences and president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, spoke with Science News about “Why fossil scientists are suing Trump over monuments downsizing.”

Sumit Ganguly, Tagore Professor of Political Science, was interviewed by World Politics Review about impending leadership changes in India for the article “Rahul Gandhi’s Ascendance to Head India’s Congress Reflects a Bankrupt Party.”

A new study from Armin Moczek’s lab in Biology in which one species of beetle developed a functional third eye after the function of a single gene was disrupted was featured on multiple news sites, including, among many others: RT news,  Techradar,  Science AlertNew Atlas, and IFLScience

Padraic Kenney, professor of history and international studies, published an article, “Why Are There Political Prisoners?” in History News Network.

New grants

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Keith Clay in Biology for EEID: Multi-host, multi-pathogen interactions in invaded communities: The consequences of emerging infectious disease of a rapidly expanding grass.

From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to Enrico Vesperini in Astronomy for Pushing ahead the frontier of the Globular Cluster dynamics: The 3D view of the velocity space.

From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to Brian D’Onofrio in Psychological and Brain Sciences for A Genetically Informed Study of Psychosocial Risk Factors for Suicide Attempt/Self-Harm.

From Exxon Mobil to Juergen Schieber in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for Flume studies of mud erodibility.

From Alios Biopharma to Cheng Kao in Biochemistry for Mass spectrometric analysis of peptides from RNA virus polymerases.