CAS faculty recognized
20 University of South Florida faculty members were honored on Monday, April 15, with a dinner and formal awards ceremony in Lifsey House on the USF campus in acknowledgment of their recent professional recognitions by a number of the world’s top scholarly and research organizations. Nine of the 20 honorees are College of Arts and Sciences faculty.
CAS researchers publish findings in prestigious journal
Two researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences recently had their findings published in the Cell Death & Disease Journal. Edward Haller, Department Integrative Biology, and Meera Nanjundan, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, utilized molecular biology, histology and electron microscopy to study the cellular response of normal and malignant ovarian epithelial cells to iron in their environment.
CMMB student receives prestigious scholarship
Kenyaria Noble is committed to medical research, and her hard work and dedication is being recognized in the form of a prestigious scholarship. The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences junior is one of 15 students nationwide to receive a $30,000 United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Science Initiative Scholarship to support her research studying the basic mechanisms of aging and aging-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.
14 USF students receive CMMB awards
On Friday, Dec. 14, the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) held an award ceremony recognizing their outstanding graduates.
15 USF faculty named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 15 faculty at the University of South Florida as AAAS Fellows this year. With expertise that ranges from stem cells, climate change and toxicology to graduate education, computer science and blueberries, USF’s 2012 AAAS Fellows are an outstanding example of the high level of teaching, research and scholarship at USF.
CMMB honors students, teachers at annual convocation
The University of South Florida Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology held its annual Honors Convocation on May 4, to celebrate the accomplishments of its students and educators.
USF student receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Christie Campla of the University of South Florida has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Campla is one of only 302 United States students to receive the scholarship. The one-year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Interdisciplinary Sciences building receives Gold Standard
The new Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research building has attained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the national organization which has set the standard for sustainable buildings.
USF assistant professor receives R&D 100 Award
University of South Florida’s Sameer Varma, an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, was recognized by R&D Magazine’s top 100 inventions of the year his work developing a water desalinization membrane.
USF soil study reveals true diversity of life; new species discovered
Microscopic animals that live in soils are as diverse in the tropical forests of Costa Rica as they are in the arid grasslands of Kenya or the tundra and boreal forests of Alaska and Sweden, according to a groundbreaking University of South Florida study appearing today in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.
USF to officially open Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
University of South Florida students already have been enjoying the benefits of the brand-new science building on campus, and on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the public will get a glimpse of the latest addition to USF when the university commemorates the opening of the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the main entrance. This new building is home to interdisciplinary research and state-of-the-art teaching labs for students in physics, biology and chemistry.
Alumni Spotlight: Deborah Kuhn, Ph.D.
Every student comes to the University of South Florida with a path, and Deborah Kuhn easily figured out where her path would lead. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology, Kuhn learned that USF has begun a cancer biology doctoral program and immediately applied upon finding that many of the professors were affiliated with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
A journey of scientific and self discovery
USF senior Amber Schmidt spends hours every week doing immunology research on the progression of myelodysplastic syndrome to acute myeloid leukemia in the lab of Dr. Epling-Burnette at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on the USF campus. Her greatest discovery to date, however, did not occur as she peered into a test tube.