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Searching for new ways to treat modern ailments by studying the Black Death

Posted: August 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm, Last Updated: August 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

George Mason University professor Ramin M. Hakami is searching for new ways to treat modern ailments by studying bacterial and viral biodefense agents, including the medieval disease notoriously known as the Black Death. Along the way, he’s also coaching the next generation of researchers. The two endeavors are equally critical, says Hakami, who knows firsthand how crucial […]

2014 Awards Recognition

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm, Last Updated: May 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm

The Department of Biology, the Department of Environmental Science & Policy, and the School of Systems Biology hosted a joint Awards Ceremony for their students on May 14, 2014 at 10:00am at Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center. Click to see the list of award recipients by program/department/school. Dr. Larry Rockwood is the recipient of the 2014 David […]

STEM Boot Camp 2014 Biology Schedule

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm, Last Updated: May 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm

To view the schedule, please click STEM Boot Camp schedule for the week of July 27 – Aug 1 to download If you are on campus, feel free to stop and have lunch or another meal with the attendees. Read the article about the STEM Boot Camp from the Mason NewsDesk on 7/30/2014…

Biology Graduate Lands NIH Research Fellowship

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm, Last Updated: July 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Graduating biology major Francis Aguisanda landed a coveted job at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research treatments for rare and neglected diseases. He’ll be a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, researching such maladies as a rare lung disease, an inherited brain disorder and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more […]

Beaks Help Birds Beat the Heat

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm, Last Updated: August 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

By studying bird bills roughly the size of a pencil lead, a George Mason University researcher has uncovered how yellow warblers potentially use their beaks to cool down in hot climes, much like an elephant uses its ears. For males, the hotter it is where they live during mating season, the bigger the bill, says David […]