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Adam Jones Awarded $1 Million Comparative Genomics NSF Grant

Adam Jones, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded a $1 million comparative genomics grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study sexual selection and sexual conflict in pipefish and seahorses over the next four years. He aims to better understand the under-studied relationship between sexual selection and genomes.

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A New Vision for Variety Testing

Three University of Idaho experts are working to convey the importance of the unseen world of agriculture with a seemingly innocuous project—a database to store crop variety testing information.

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BCB Alumni Feature: Pavitra Roychoudhury

Pavitra Roychoudhury has been around the world for her education and career. Her path has run from India, Nigeria, Ghana, and Singapore to Idaho and Washington state, where she currently resides. A graduate of the University of Idaho’s Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, she is using her training and experience to help answer questions about the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) through genomic sequencing.

UW Virology 
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Bacterial Evolution in Biofilm

There are projections that by 2050, there could be more people dying from antibiotic resistant bacteria than from cancer. Read about Thibault Stalder's paper that addresses this crisis.

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Moodle: NKN's Online Learning Management

As we have all seen the past few weeks, online learning can be a valuable tool for educators, students, and workers alike. Read about how NKN utilizes the open source learning management system Moodle to provide training for the wildland fire community.

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Current Conservation Goals “Overlook Genetic Diversity”

20 researchers from around the world have agreed in a letter, published in Science on March 6, that the new goals drafted by the Convention on Biological Diversity this year do not sufficiently consider genetic diversity.

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Alumni Story: Hannah Marx

Read Hannah's story: from her start in research, to the University of Idaho, to her new faculty position at the University of New Mexico.

Hannah's Research 
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2020 Cover Initiative

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