Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Decade of Summer Undergrad Research Underway

The NIMBioS Summer Research Experience (SRE) program┬ákicked off yesterday, celebrating a decade of providing students with opportunities to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Fifteen undergraduate students from around the country arrived at NIMBioS to begin the … Continue reading

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Nature Paper Sheds Light on Human Brain Evolution

Why did the human brain evolved to its unusually large size? Former NIMBioS GRA Mauricio Gonz├ílez-Forero has some answers in a new Nature publication that develops a mechanistic model showing brain expansion was likely driven by ecological, not social, processes. … Continue reading

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TN State Assembly Honors Director Gross

NIMBioS Director Louis Gross was honored on Friday when State Representative Eddie Smith presented Gross, along with two other UT professors, a resolution commending them for recent achievements. House Joint Resolution No. 1013 honors Gross, noting his venerable list of … Continue reading

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French Connection: NIMBioS, CESAB Discuss New Collaborations Across the Pond

New collaborations and conversations about future directions took place last week at NIMBioS with a visit from Alison Specht, the director of the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) in Provence, France. Specht met with NIMBioS Director … Continue reading

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Landmark Collaborations Lead to UT Successes via NIMBioS

In recent years, NIMBioS has developed productive partnerships with faculty in many units at the University of Tennessee, collaborating on and helping manage a variety of sponsored projects. Totaling more than $3.2 million, these grants, contracts and cooperative agreements span … Continue reading

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