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Ernest Brothers Selected for Leadership Knoxville Class of 2014

Congratulations to Ernest Brothers, NIMBioS Associate Director for Diversity Enhancement, for being selected to join the 2014 class of Leadership Knoxville. Leadership Knoxville, a non-profit training progam begun in 1985, brings together about 50 leaders from around the Knoxville region … Continue reading

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Young Scientists Merit NIMBioS Science Fair Prizes for Swimmer Physiology, Mutated DNA

Congratulations to this year’s young recipients of the NIMBioS Prize for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, awarded at the regional Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Each year NIMBioS presents a junior and senior level award to … Continue reading

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Carlos Castillo-Chavez Appointed to President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science

Congratulations to past NIMBioS Advisory Board Member Carlos Castillo-Chavez who has been appointed to President Obama’s 2013 Committee on the National Medal of Science. Castillo-Chavez will be part of a committee of 12 engineers and scientists appointed by the president … Continue reading

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Postdoc Wins F1000 Travel Grant

Congratulations to NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Jiang Jiang who was recently awarded a 2013 F1000Prime Travel Grant in the Ecology category. F1000Prime is an in-depth directory to the top articles in biology and medicine. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdoc’s Innovative Modeling Wins First Prize

Congratulations to NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Jiang Jiang for winning first prize in the MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to Ecological Modelling competition for his mathematical model used to understand coastal vegetation changes in storm surges. MCED, which stands for Modelling … Continue reading

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Students Named Regional Finalists With NIMBioS Research

Two local high school students have been named regional finalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology with a project on sexual imprinting that they completed at NIMBioS under the guidance of former postdoc Tucker Gilman. Dalton … Continue reading

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Camacho Named SACNAS Distinguished Mentor

Congratulations are in order for NIMBioS Advisory Board Member Erica Camacho honored with the 2012 SACNAS Distinguished Undergraduate Institution Mentor Award. Camacho, a professor at Arizona State University, was one of six recipients of the 2012 SACNAS Distinguished Awards. SACNAS … Continue reading

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Lenhart Named American Mathematical Society Fellow

  Suzanne Lenhart has been chosen to join the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education, Outreach & Diversity, was chosen for this honor “in view of [her] distinguished contributions to … Continue reading

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Best Student Paper: Plant Virus Transmission Dynamics

The 2012 Lee Segel Prize for Best Student Paper was awarded to a paper modeling virus transmission dynamics in grasses. The award was presented on Saturday at the 2012 Society for Mathematical Biology conference. “Spatiotemporal Model of Barley and Cereal … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Board Member Receives Nation’s Top Early-Career Award

NIMBioS board member Mariel Vazquez, a math professor at San Francisco State University, has been named one of the nation’s most promising young scientists for her work at the interface of mathematics and biology. President Barack Obama named Vazquez as … Continue reading

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