October 2015 News
We are excited to announce that our campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a research grade laboratory glassware washer was successful, and a washer has been purchased. This purchase will enable our student researchers to spend more of their time on research, and less time washing research glassware. We’d like to express our sincerest thanks to the members of the Biological Sciences Advisory Board, Alumni, Friends of KU Biology, the Undergraduate Biology Program, and the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Biosciences whose contributions made this purchase possible. Read more.
Stuart Macdonald (associate professor) was awarded a Research Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled "A resource for the genetic analysis of complex traits." This project is a continuing collaboration with Tony Long from the University of California at Irvine. The goal of this $2.7 million award is to genetically dissect the factors responsible for biomedically-relevant trait variation, and enhance a powerful set of enabling community resources for the Drosophila (fruit fly) genetics community.