Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

BEACON Researchers at Work: The Social Lives of Bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Chris Waters. “Nature red in tooth and claw”-Lord Alfred Tennyson Tennyson’s famous phrase eloquently describes the adversarial nature (pun intended) that arises from Darwin’s concepts of natural … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium at UT Austin

Summary by UT Austin graduate student and symposium organizer Rayna Harris. The 3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium on May 15, 2015 was hosted by the Center for Computational Biology at UT Austin and organized by some BEACON members. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What ice cream and biofuels have in common: vanillin and the microbes that eat it

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Jessica Audrey Lee. Greetings, BEACON fans. I’m writing from beautiful Moscow, ID, where I work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Marx Lab at the University … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Many “Arms-and-Eyes” of Retinoblastoma Family Proteins

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Yiliang Wei. Hello BEACON members, I’m Yiliang Wei, a graduate student in the Arnosti Lab at Michigan State University (https://arnostilab.natsci.msu.edu). For my first blog at BEACON, I’m … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Explain it to me like I’m a four-year-old.

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Sonia Singhal. How do you know that you understand a scientific concept? When you can explain it to a four-year-old. While this is not a … Continue reading

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