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Gross Named Fellow of Society for Mathematical Biology

Congrats to NIMBioS Director Louis J. Gross on being named a Fellow in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB). A distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville … Continue reading

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A Predator-Prey Model of Poverty Traps, New Paper from Ngonghala

Former NIMBioS postdoc Calistus Ngonghala has published a new paper that draws on economic, ecological and epidemiological models to examine the underlying drivers of rural poverty. “General ecological models for human subsistence, heath and poverty,” published this month in Nature … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Welcomes Dr. Gross

KNOXVILLE—Louis J. Gross has been named the new NIMBioS director, effective July 1, 2017. Gross is a distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the founding director of NIMBioS and director of … Continue reading

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Synthesis Centers Provide the ‘Special Sauce’

Synthesis centers like NIMBioS provide the special sauce that make the research magic happen. But you already knew that, didn’t you, dear reader? A new paper published this week in BioScience argues that synthesis centers provide the critical research infrastructure … Continue reading

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Grizzlies Feel the Heat

A short term visit to NIMBioS two years ago has resulted in a study showing the effect of climate change on the diets of grizzly bears in Yellowstone. Lead author Jack Hopkins, an assistant professor of wildlife biology at Unity … Continue reading

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2017 Summer Research Program Begins

Sixteen undergraduates and a middle school math teacher began their summer research with NIMBioS on Monday. The Summer Research Experience (SRE) program runs for eight weeks, from June 5-July 28. Participants come from across the United States to work in … Continue reading

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Major Accomplishments: The 9th Annual Report, NIMBioS Edition

NIMBioS’ 9th annual reporting period to the National Science Foundation, which largely funds the institute, recently concluded, and the 220-page report has been submitted to NSF.  NSF requires its funded institutes to dig into the details as to the number of … Continue reading

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Gavrilets Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations are in order for NIMBioS’ own Sergey Gavrilets who has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 228 national and international scholars, artists, philanthropists, and business leaders in the class … Continue reading

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NIMBioS-UT Partner to Help Students With Disabilities

NIMBioS and UT have partnered to create a new organization on campus — the STEM Alliance — which aims to improve the success of students with disabilities in the STEM disciplines. The STEM Alliance is part of the South East … Continue reading

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New Roster of Summer Undergrads Announced

NIMBioS is pleased to announce the 17 participants selected for its highly competitive 2017 Summer Research Experience (SRE) program. The participants, which this year include one middle school math teacher, were selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants. The program runs for eight weeks, … Continue reading

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