News and Upcoming Events
Pabitra Sahoo awarded grant from S.C. Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
Dr. Pabitra Sahoo, postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Twiss’ group, received a grant over $68,000 from the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. The project is entitled "Targeting axons stress granules to improve axon regeneration.” Congratulation, Pabitra!
Pat DeCoursey receives prestigious research award AND another award named after her
At the 2018 meeting of The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR), Pat DeCoursey received the first “SRBR Board of Directors Distinguished Achievement Award in the Category of Research”. This is a new award that “will be given at each SRBR meeting to one highly deserving individual whose research contributions to the field of Chronobiology are exemplary”.
As if this wouldn’t be enough, SRBR also named an award after Pat, the “Patricia DeCoursey Excellence Award for graduate students”. Congratulations, Pat!
Festschrift for Meredith Blackwell
Meredith is an Adjunct Professor in our Department; and a Boyd Professor and Emerita of the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University. She had a long, influential, and distinguished career in mycology, and is still very active. The journal Mycologia just published its first ever Festschrift in her honor, featuring many articles of her students, friends and colleagues. Congratulations, Meredith!
Alissa Armstrong won McCausland Award
Alissa won the McCausland Faculty Fellowship for innovation in research and teaching. Please check our her story here.
Festschrift for Ward Watt
Ward is looking back at a long, influential, and distinguished career in evolutionary biology. He was recently honored by about 50 of his former students, postdocs, and colleagues who are now distinguished scientists themselves. They held a Festschrift symposium in his honor at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Congratulations, Ward!
Tim Mousseau featured on National Geographic
Check out NatGeo’s One Strange Rock series featuring our own Tim Mousseau walking across an abandoned urban landscape at the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, where he points out effects of radiation on a number of invertebrate species.
Helping the dogs of Chernobyl
Professor Mousseau and students to study effects of radiation on strays in Ukraine. Please read further about this work in The Post and Courier and at Smithsonian.com. There is also a crowdfunding initiative to assess and help these stray dogs.
Terika Smith awarded NIH grant
Dr. Terika Smith, a post-doctoral Fellow in the Twiss lab, was awarded a K01 grant entitled "Examining mRNA localization in central sensory axons after peripheral nerve injury”, for $381,128 over four years.
Rekha Patel awarded US Army/DOD grant
Dr. Rekha Patel was awarded a Discovery Award grant entitled: Dysregulation of the PACT-mediated crosstalk between protein kinases PKR and PERK contributes to dystonia 16 (DYT16), for $292,705 over 1.5 years.