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Biofilm formation.

Several IU microbiologists study bacterial multicellular behavior, such as biofilm formation.

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher Eduardo Zattara, Goldwater Fellow Hannah Busey, and Professor Armin Moczek, in collaboration with colleagues from Miami University, Ohio, in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London describe a remarkable case of gene co-option underlying evolutionary innovations of the insect head. [ IU news release | press coverage | article ]
  • IU graduate students share passion for science and conversation with new ‘ScIU’ blog to launch Aug. 22.  Graduate student Briana Whitaker (Clay lab) is a member of the editorial team; graduate student Fábio Mendes (Hahn lab) authored the first post. Other Biology graduate students contributing to the blog are Amrita Bhattacharya (Lively/Bashey-Visser labs), Guillaume Dury (Moczek lab), and Mark Juers (Wade lab). [ Science at Work blog article | ScIU blog ]
  • The NIH National Eye Institute awarded Associate Professor Andy Zelhof a 5-year, $1.9 million grant to study photoreceptor differentiation. In particular, the funded proposal will explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pre- vs. post-synapse formation in Drosophila photoreceptors.
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