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Carbon-cycling Enzymes

Simulating carbon-cycling enzymes

Apr 27, 2016
The Aristilde Lab teamed up with the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) to develop a fully computational approach to evaluate how different environmental conditions disrupt the activity of carbon-cycling extracellular enzymes.  Their work is currently highlighted on the CAC website and is published in the Journal of Structural Biology, "Short-time dynamics of pH-dependent conformation and substrate binding in the active site of beta-glucosidases: A computational study" by David Flannelly, Thalia Aoki, and Ludmilla Aristilde. Read more

CALS Dean's Awards

Apr 19, 2016
Congratulations to our CALS Academic Excellence award winners:  Shoshana Das, Biological Engineering, and Stephen Galdi, Environmental Engineering!

International Call - Santorini, Greece

Apr 14, 2016
BEE Professor Tammo Steenhuis and Adjunct Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft are interviewed in the article "International Call - Santorini, Greece" in the spring 2016 edition of periodiCALs on the political and multifaceted issue of water scarcity. "If you look at the map of the world and you plot out the amount of violence and strife with water scarcity, you see this correlation ... water scarcity is an important political issue, it is also technical, social and ecological." Read more

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

Apr 14, 2016
Congratulations to Srabani Das, a BEE PhD candidate working with Professor Mike Walter, who was selected as an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in Cornell's Undergraduate Biology Program.  Srabani has worked with BioG 1445 Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology since 2011 and is currently the head TA.

Here's the Catch

Apr 6, 2016
BEE Professor Mike Timmons is interviewed in the article "Here's the Catch" in the spring 2016 edition of periodiCALs on the global growth of fish farming and recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). "The advantage of RAS is that fish can be stocked much more densely, up to one pound of fish per gallon of water, thus using only a fraciton of the water and space to grow the same amount of fish as pond or netting-based systems." Read more

IBE BioExpo Winners

Apr 4, 2016
The 14th Annual IBE BioEXPO was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.  Featured speakers were Professor Bruce Ganem, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, KensaGroup, LLC, and Professor Cole Gilbert, Entomology.  Winners of the Zuckerman Prize for Excellence in Student Biological Engineering Research Poster Competition are: 1st Place - Derek Sung, HE'16, 2nd Place - Karen Lin, HE'16, 3rd Place - Carlie Mendoza, BIO'16.  Congratulations!
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Internship Opportunity for Cornell Undergraduates

Mar 25, 2016
Join the New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) to perform research and outreach related to water resource issues critical to New York’s environment. See for more information on this WRI internship program, and to learn about the exciting projects WRI undertakes. Unique intern projects are developed each summer and generally deal with issues such as sustainable water infrastructure, watershed resiliency to climate change and extreme precipitation, and water resource governance. Internships involve one or more of the following: data collection, laboratory analysis, statistical and computer modeling, and generation of reports and educational outreach materials. Throughout the summer session, WRI staff organize a series of field trips to locations such as the Cornell University water filtration facility meant to highlight important aspects of water resources. Please indicate your interest by emailing a resume to Brian Rahm (bgr4@cornell) no later than April 11.
Special Requirements: Useful skills include knowledge of statistics, GIS, design & web development, programming (MATLAB or similar), laboratory experience
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