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First Successful Lab Breeding of Rare Caribbean Coral Species

13 March 2015 — A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has been successfully bred and raised in the lab for the first time by a research team whose achievement will be published in the scientific journal BMC Ecology. Penn State University Associate Professor of Biology Mónica Medina is among the three scientists on this research team. Its work provides the first photos and documentation of juveniles of this species, and could provide information to aid the conservation of coral reefs in the study area. The team plans to 'out-plant' these lab-grown juveniles in the wild, which could help populations become more resilient to climate change.

Benkovic research featured as "Paper of the Week" by The Journal of Biological Chemistry (23 March 2015)

Jeong honored with Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Association of Korean Physicists in America (23 March 2015)

Research in Action: PML Consortium Grant Seeks to Identify How JC Virus Causes Fatal Brain Disease (20 March 2015)

Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for March 30, 2015 (Event Date: 30 March 2015) (101 Althouse Laboratory, from 30 March 2015 04:00 PM to 30 March 2015 05:00 PM)

McGinty honored with Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists (19 March 2015)

2015 Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences Scheduled for March 23, 24, 25 and 26 (Start Date: 23 March 2015)  / End Date: 26 March 2015) (114 McAllister Building, from 23 March 2015 12:00 AM to 26 March 2015 12:00 AM)

Antibiotic Resistance: Free Screening of Documentary Film plus a Panel Discussion on March 26 (Event Date: 26 March 2015) (The State Theatre, from 26 March 2015 07:00 PM to 26 March 2015 09:00 PM)

First Successful Lab Breeding of Rare Caribbean Coral Species (13 March 2015)

Lin honored with 2015 Shewhart Medal from the American Society for Quality (11 March 2015)

Katriona Shea Appointed Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences (11 March 2015)

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