Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

BEACON Researchers at Work: Coach, Put me on the bench! A Novice’s Journey into Old-Fashioned Experimental Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog is by MSU graduate student Jay Bundy. As a kid I played a lot of basketball. I loved almost everything about the game. But there was one thing I hated: spending time riding … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How fast can hyenas learn?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Agathe Laurence. “If monkeys could reach the point of being bored, they could turn into human beings,” said Goethe. More than a philosophical essay about boredom, that comparison … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Seeing double? Genome duplication and the teleost fish retina

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Joshua Sukeena. The sense of vision is mediated by a specialized projection of the central nervous system located in the back of the eye, the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Of Milk and Microbes

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Janet Williams.  Milk and microbes, what do these two things have to do with each other? For many years, milk was thought to be sterile … Continue reading

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Tips for Thriving in Your Research Career

This blog post is written by University Texas at Austin graduate student Rayna Harris, and was inspired by the “NIH and You: How to Survive and Thrive in Your Research Career” Symposium at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting … Continue reading

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