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Department of Biology

Biofilm formation.

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

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Current News

  • Graduate student Mikus Abolins-Abols' (Ketterson lab) TEDxRiga talk, "What we can learn from birds about ourselves," was recently published online. [ TEDxRiga talk ]
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Hollenhorst and colleagues have found evidence that the molecular mechanism involved in the development of most prostate cancers is very similar to the molecular mechanism known to cause a rare form of cancer found in children, which suggests that the mechanism might be used to explore a common treatment for both diseases. GCDB graduate students Taylor Nicholas and Joshua Plotnik (Hollenhorst lab) contributed. [ IU news release | article ]
  • Graduate student Daniel Schwab and undergraduate student Hailey Riggs, with professors Irene Newton and Armin Moczek in The American Naturalist: "Developmental and ecological benefits of the maternally transmitted microbiota in a dung beetle." [ press release | article ]
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