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Neil Shubin
NIU’s PROMISE Scholars will host a “virtual lecture” by Neil Shubin from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to all. Shubin researches the evolutionary origin of anatomical features of animals and is an expert on the evolution of...
Evan Wittke
It all began with an email from the Huskie Research Rookies program. It was an invitation that changed biology major Evan Wittke’s first-year experience as a Huskie into something extraordinary – not only for him, but perhaps someday, for the world. For Wittke, the title “Research Rookie” meant he could join biology professor Barrie Bode...
Allie Parthie and Kelsie Passolt
Northern Illinois University women’s golfers Kelsie Passolt and Allie Parthie were selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday. “Kelsie and Allie both did a great job of balancing high-level performance on the course with academic success,” said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. “Sheer desire doesn’t work alone as they put...
Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan
A team of researchers that included two Northern Illinois University scientists has used vitamin K2 to successfully undo the effect of one of the genetic defects that leads to Parkinson’s disease. The research study, conducted on fruit flies, is published in the latest edition of the prestigious journal Science on its Science Express website (see abstract)....
Tanya Rachan
Northern Illinois University gymnast Tanya Rachan (Lowell, Ind./Hanover Central HS) was named the Mid-American Conference’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. The award is voted on by a select group of faculty athletic representatives from the conference’s member institutions. Rachan, an NCAA Regional qualifier on floor exercise, led the Huskies at the MAC...
Assistant Biochemistry Professor James Horn
NIU assistant biochemistry professor James Horn is reaping a windfall of grants that will help him and his students study how proteins interact with other molecules—work that could have far reaching benefits from improving our understanding of biological regulation to detecting and treating disease. Horn is receiving $294,000 from the American Heart Association over the...
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