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What did you do before you came to the Conservatory and what drew you to work here?
Email sent to CBS faculty, staff and students on Monday June 1, 2020
“I know how important it is to be able to initiate the research with a little help," says Rothman, pictured with his dogs.
Mary Kemen (BS Botany ’78, BS Biochemistry ’79, MD ’84) spent more than two weeks in April at a hospital on Long Island, N.Y., where 90 of the 400 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care. With elective procedures on hold at the hospital where she works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the anesthesiologist had time to volunteer.
The College of Biological Sciences is proud to announce four recipients for its annual Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2020. The award is given to teaching assistants who have shown excellence in teaching or other forms of instruction that enhance the educational experience of students in the College. This year’s recipients are:
Imagine if you were editing an email and every time you tried to change a word, three other words would randomly change as well. That probably sounds like a frustrating and time-consuming way to compose anything useful. And it’s equally frustrating and time-consuming for biologists trying to study adaptation or edit the genes of organisms. Conventional approaches to mutation offer little opportunity to target individual genes without altering others as well.
College of Biological Sciences graduates go on to do great things in healthcare, industry, education and many other fields. We think our grads deserve accolades for their efforts. CBS alumni, faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate. You can even nominate yourself!
With a background studying disease ecology and the history of science, Susan Jones holds a unique perspective in our challenging and ever-changing times. From the flu to the plague or the current spread of COVID-19, Jones' research and worked has looked at the broader historical context and impact of pandemics and disease spread.