Since the days of the proverbial story of Issac Newton “discovering” gravity when a falling apple hit him on the head, it’s long been known that important scientific discoveries often happen quite unexpectedly. A finding in Assistant Professor Jason Pellettieri’s Stem Cells and Regeneration course may well be one such event. The course explores basic … Read More »
Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Kristen Porter-Utley is collaborating with partners in Brazil to study the evolutionary history of a large group of tropical plants that have largely been ignored by scientists, despite the fact that most of the plants are important trees in tropical forests around the world. Dr. Porter-Utley and some of her … Read More »
The KSC Alumni Association awarded Dr. Susan Whittemore, professor of biology, its 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching, encouragement of independent thinking, rapport with students, and effective student advising. Dr. Whittemore is the 42nd recipient of this distinctive honor. Read all about it.
KSC sophomore Jarett Miller has been awarded the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (PhD or MD/PhD) in microbiology. And talk about competitive—Jarett applied for the fellowship last year, when he was a freshman! Fellows have the opportunity to … Read More »
SURFing can be pretty competitive, especially when SURF stands for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at Dartmouth this summer, and you’re competing against 300 top students across the country for one of 6–8 spots. Those spots provide research experience in the laboratory of one of Dartmouth’s principal investigators in the Molecular and Cellular Biology … Read More »