Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Features: New Grant Award Supports Research on Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer | Fast-Track to Research Scholarships | 2019 School of Biological Sciences Award Winners | Gift from Biology Alumnus Dr. Jack Mccallum ’66 Energizes Undergraduate Research | Elma Kajtaz: Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences, with Minor in Electrophysiology | Meet Lyubomir Lichev, Building Coordinator and Tech Student | Georgia Tech Microbiologists Elected AAM Fellows | Researchers Team Up for Microbial Dynamics and Infection | The Mysteries of Animal Movement | How the Elephant Uses its Trunk to Eat



Fall 2018 Newsletter

Features: Dehydration Alters Human Brain Shape and Activity, Slackens Task Performance | Akinade Ojemakinde: B.S. in Biology | Sarthak Sharma, M.S. in Bioinformatics | First-Year Biology Majors on The Fast Track to Research | Bacterial Conversations in Cystic Fibrosis | Alumnus Spotlight: Alicia Slater | This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles | NSF Supports Research on The Microbes in Peat Moss | An Itch You Can’t Scratch: Researchers Find Itch Receptors in The Throats of Mice | Jennifer Leavey: From Honey Bees To Science Rock



Spring 2018 Newsletter

Features: Small Things Considered at Suddath Symposium | Fast-Track to Research Scholarships | More than a Motto: Joshua Jarrell Shines in Service to Others | Hide or Get Eaten, Urine Chemicals Tell Mid Crabs | Hunting for Leftovers in a Refrigerator Cave | 2018 School of Biological Sciences Award Winners | 2018 Smith Medal to Mark Hay | AAAS Honors Joshua Weitz as Fellow | Yeast Assay Helps Reveal Genesis of Amyloids and Prions | Round Two for Quantitative Biosciences




Fall 2017 NewsletterFall 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 NewsletterSpring 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 NewsletterFall 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