Category Archives: postdocs

Spanning the Globe: Fall Updates from Education & Outreach

NIMBioS Education & Outreach has been busy this fall with events that have spanned the globe. Associate Director Suzanne Lenhart presented at the SAMSA-Masamu Program STEM Education Workshop in Tanzania in November. Held at Arusha Technical College in Arusha, the … 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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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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Science Pub for Postdoc Martin

Research on adaptation and climate change by Ryan Martin while a postdoc at NIMBioS appears this month in Science. “Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection” quantifies how climate variation influences selection. With plant and animal data from multiple terrestrial biomes, temperature explained … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdocs: Where Are They Now?

Where do NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows go upon completion of their fellowship? More than 85% of NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows accept faculty positions at the world’s top institutions (Top 500, Shanghai Rankings), a far higher success rate than most postdoctoral programs. Postdocs … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Welcomes New Postdocs

Several new postdoctoral fellows will begin their research soon at NIMBioS. Joining in the summer are Sarah Flanagan, Nourridine Siewe, and Sergei Tarasov. Flanagan (Biology, Texas A&M Univ.) will develop new predictive approaches for next-generation sequencing population genomics studies. Siewe … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Hosts Field Trip for Rural Middle School Students

Nearly 50 sixth graders and their teachers from Greenback School visited NIMBioS last week for an exciting day of STEM and getting a taste of the college experience. The rural school located about 30 miles southeast of NIMBioS. Beginning with a mock “university … Continue reading

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Postdoc Collaboration Yields Results

Congratulations to four former NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows whose collaboration while at NIMBioS has come to fruition in a paper published last week in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. In the paper, lead author Orou Gaoue, along with Calistus Ngonghala, Jiang Jiang … Continue reading

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Math and Biology Interface Meets Steampunk

Science and math educators are always looking for innovative ways to make their messages memorable  — which is why NIMBioS participated in a unique outreach event for middle school kids this week blending STEM and the science fiction genre “steampunk.” … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Staff, Postdocs & Graduate Students Give Middle School Girls STEM Adventures!

Sixteen middle school girls enjoyed a fun and exciting week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) adventures last week during a day camp organized and hosted by NIMBioS and the engineering center at the University of Tennessee called CURENT. Girls toured … Continue reading

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