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IU Biology faculty work on many organisms, including model organisms such as Daphnia pulex.

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • Kevin Cook, Thom KaufmanKathy Matthews, Annette Parks, and colleagues are co-authors on "Safeguarding gene drive experiments in the laboratory" in Science, urging caution in experiments driving genes into natural and laboratory populations. [ article ]
  • An evolutionary war between microorganisms affects human health according to Assistant Scientist Farrah Bashey-Visser in her recent article in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. [ IU news release | article ]
  • A gift of over $4.6 million to the College of Arts & Sciences from alumnus Larry Blatt (a pioneering virologist and founder of Alios BioPharma Inc.) will fund an array of new and ongoing endowments, including $2 million to endow a virology chair in the Department of Biology and $500,000 for the Milton Taylor Fellowship, initially created by Blatt in 2000 in honor of his mentor, Professor Emeritus Milton Taylor. [ IU news release ]
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