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
Nine faculty-led teams conducting research with undergraduate students have received Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs grants, administered by Engaged Cornell. 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!
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.
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 periodiCALson 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
BEE Professor Mike Timmons is interviewed in the article "Here's the Catch" in the spring 2016 edition of periodiCALson 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
BEE Professor Dan Luo is a Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) Annual Meeting in Greenville, SC. He will talk on DNA-Based Materials and Their Applications. Read more
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! Read more
Three BEE graduate students have received honorable mentions for their NSF proposals: Christine Georgakakos, James, Knighton, and LIsa Watkins, all from the BEE Soil & Water Lab. Congratulations! Read more