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Ray Bradbury
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PI Portfolio: Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, interested in microbiology and molecular biology and studying virus-host interaction and the discovery of novel antifungal molecules

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We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.

Bill Gates
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Morphological Trade-Offs Balance Predation and Physiology

Dr. Christine Parent, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded $19,000 from the Murdock Charitable Trust for the Partners in Science Program. The funded project, submitted and awarded through IBEST, will connect Parent with Paradise Creek Regional High School science teacher Matthew Pollard to study evolution using the Galápagos land snail as a natural system.

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PI Portfolio: Bernadette Johnson

Bernadette Johnson is a Ph.D. student in the Jones lab studying evolution and sexual selection.

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Scientific Software Engineer Position

IBEST is looking for our newest team member! The Scientific Software Engineer will enable important scientific research by designing and developing cutting-edge science tools for web and mobile platforms.

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Moving Towards Housing and Social Equity

Dr. Michael Overton, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, was awarded nearly $250,000 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to study the impacts of certain HUD grants on housing and social equity.

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The city's central computer told you? R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!

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GeoWeaver: Improving Workflows for AI and Machine Learning

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), researchers are often stuck managing workflows on their own. The variety and complexity of ML models and the tremendous number of disparate tools and platforms make solo management a challenge, especially when big Earth data is involved. GeoWeaver is the open source workflow management solution that many AI practitioners urgently need.

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Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.

Robert A. Heinlein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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Understanding Genetic Differences Will Help Manage an Idaho Pest

A Wireworm is the small grub-like larva of a click beetle. It’s a major pest to Idaho farmers, and poses a continually growing economic threat. Researchers at the University of Idaho and the Idaho Wheat Commission have found that two species of wireworms are actually comprised of multiple genetically distinct groups that are divergent enough to be considered unique species. They found a total of five potential species, which means that managing these pests could be even more difficult.

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Zebrafish May Hold Clues for Retinal Regeneration in Humans

What can zebrafish do that humans can’t? They can regenerate damaged neurons in their retina, for starters. Assistant Professor Diana Mitchell in the Department of Biological Sciences recently received $1.25 million of direct funding from the National institutes of Health (NIH) to study specialized immune cells called microglia and macrophages, to determine if the function of these cells could help explain why zebrafish have this ability and humans don’t.

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Genomics Laboratory Coordinator Position

IBEST is looking for our newest team member! The Genomics Laboratory Coordinator is a full time position that is involved with next generation technologies in studies of genetics, genomics, and related efforts.

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You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.

Robert A. Heinlein
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Flipped sex roles in pipefish, seahorse topic of U of I research

The Jones Lab recently received two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) valued at about $1.5 million to further research how sexual selection and sexual conflict — which gives rise to different characteristics in males and females ­­— affect the genome. Combined, the studies will last four years.

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