Category Archives: postdocs

NIMBioS Researchers Attend National Academies Workshop

The National Academies’ Committee on Key Challenge Areas for Convergence and Health meets this week for a workshop in Washington, DC, and two NIMBioS researchers are attending. Invited to attend with a travel award are NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Gesham Magombedze … Continue reading

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Solving South Florida’s Polluted Water Problem

The New York Times published a science story this week focusing on the challenges of water management in South Florida, especially at Lake Okeechobee with its 80-year-old earthen dike and polluted water. Climate change – in this case, unusually heavy … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Welcomes New Researchers

NIMBioS welcomes several new postdoctoral fellows and sabbatical visitors this fall. New postdoctoral fellows include Sean Hoban, Nick Matze and Matt Zimmerman, which will bring the total number of postdocs at NIMBioS to 17. Dr. Hoban comes to NIMBioS from … Continue reading

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Gresham Middle Students Visit NIMBioS

Local middle school students took their learning beyond the bounds of their classroom on a visit to NIMBioS last week. Fifty students from Gresham Middle School‘s Beta Club, along with teachers and parent chaperones, visited the institute and participated in … Continue reading

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Women Researchers Share Their Stories with Aspiring Girls

With less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs in the United States currently held by women, women researchers and faculty from NIMBioS hoped to change that sobering statistic and inspire young girls from the L&N … 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 Postdocs Share Research With Partner Institutions

Two NIMBioS researchers traveled across the country in February to NIMBioS minority-serving institution partners to share their enthusiasm about research at the interface of mathematics and biology NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Gesham Magombedze spoke on “Transmission and persistence of Johne’s disease: “The … 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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New K-12 Forestry Math Activities for Biology in a Box

A newly revised activity book with K-12 math activities for the forestry-themed Biology in a Box is now available on the NIMBioS web site. NIMBioS’ Education and Outreach team collaborated with the University of Tennessee’s Biology in a Box program … Continue reading

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New Web Interface for Species Distribution Modeling Unveiled

With the help of NIMBioS, UT’s Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV) has improved the efficiency and usability of the web interface used for species distribution modeling. Using the Nautilus supercomputer managed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences … Continue reading

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