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NIMBioS Helps Ignite Kids’ Interest in STEM at National Festival

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. What does math have to do with mushrooms? Hundreds of kids and their families found out by visiting the interactive NIMBioS and University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s “Fungus Among Us” booth at last month’s USA Science and Engineering … Continue reading

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New NIMBioS Postdocs Announced

Congratulations to the newly selected NIMBioS postdoctoral fellows arriving this summer. Jake Ferguson is currently a doctoral student in biology at the Univ. of Florida. Ferguson’s project at NIMBioS will be to model the role of seasonality of ecological populations. … Continue reading

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Poverty and Disease Explored in Essay

Former postdoctoral fellow Calistus Ngonghala’s essay examining poverty and disease is featured this week in PLOS Biology. Ngonghala and his co-authors explore how coupled models of ecology and economic growth can provide key insights into factors driving the formation and persistence … Continue reading

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Lend Your Ears to the Sounds of Howls

Attention scientists and citizen scientists! NIMBioS is supporting a new project that aims to source the crowd for help in analyzing thousands of howls from wolves, coyotes, dogs and other canid species. At the new Canid Howl Project website, volunteers … Continue reading

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Postdoc Puppeteers: NIMBioS Supports Darwin Day 2014

NIMBioS postdocs Clemente Aguilar and Jiang Jiang (pictured incognito, left to right) donned Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace costumes and braved the frigid temperatures on Market Square in Knoxville on Friday to celebrate Darwin Day. The life-sized puppets were … Continue reading

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Paul Armsworth to Direct NIMBioS Postdoctoral Activities

NIMBioS welcomes Paul Armsworth as associate director for postdoctoral activities. Armsworth, an associate professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, has been affiliated with NIMBioS as one its senior personnel since 2009 when he was hired as an NIMBioS-affiliated faculty member … Continue reading

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Aguilar Visits Howard University, Shares Work on Developing Vaccines for Chagas’ Disease

The math colloquium at Howard University in November featured computational biology and vaccine development with a NIMBioS postdoctoral researcher as special speaker. Postdoctoral fellow Clemente Aguilar visited Howard’s mathematics department and spoke on: “Using Computational Tools for Accelerating the Development … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Celebrates Diversity in STEM at National Conference

NIMBioS researchers and staff shared their passion for science this month at the 2013 SACNAS Annual Conference, as well as the many opportunities available to diverse STEM students and faculty at NSF math institutes and biology centers. SACNAS, the Society … Continue reading

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Tylenol Scares: New Method May Help Make Life-Saving Decision

“They tell you it’s medicine. They don’t tell you it can kill you.” — David Baumle, father of 12-year-old Davy Baumle who died from acute liver failure caused by acetaminophen. A recent in-depth investigation by This American Life radio program … Continue reading

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Dolphin Communication on the Menu for Science Café

NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Arik Kershenbaum led a lively discussion on the topic “Can We Talk to Dolphins?” at a Knoxville Science Café last week. All members of the community were invited. “Science Cafés are events that take place in casual settings … Continue reading

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