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Differences in genes’ geographic origin influence mitochondrial function
A new study explores whether interactions between genomes found in the nucleus of a cell and within the mitochondria of a cell, which are fine-tuned by natural selection over deep evolutionary time, could be altered when genes of different geographic origins are brought together within a genome.
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Searching the stars
With forward-looking, concurrent development of a new global research hub and a unique graduate curriculum, Penn State is growing the worldwide SETI community, looking for intelligent life across the cosmos.
LaJeunesse and colleagues receive 2017 Tyge Christiansen Prize
The 2017 Tyge Christiansen Prize has been awarded to three Penn Staters by the International Phycological Society, an organization dedicated to the study of algae, including Todd LaJeunesse, associate professor of biology at Penn State, Drew Wham, former graduate student in LaJeunesse’s lab, and Gang Ning, director of Penn State’s Microscopy Facility.
Breakthrough Prize winner Jocelyn Bell Burnell to present Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture January 25
Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, will present the spring 2019 Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture at Penn State, on Friday, January 25, at 2 p.m. in Paterno Library's Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus.
Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture — "Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student’s Story" 25 January 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, will present the spring 2019 Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture at Penn State, on Friday, January 25, at 2 p.m. in Paterno Library's Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus.
2019 Lectures on the Frontiers of Science from 19 January 2019 to 23 February 2019
2019 Frontiers of Science: Cosmic Clues Open New Frontiers in Space Science 19 January 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Life Sciences Building
This free public lecture series on six consecutive Saturday mornings begins on January 19 with a lecture by Miguel Mostafá, professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State. His lecture, "Cosmic Messengers from Deep Space Launch a New Era of Discovery," begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at about 12:30 p.m. in the Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Life Sciences Building, on the Penn State University Park campus.
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art
A recent art exhibition in downtown State College featured "The Art of Cell Biology," with 18 works produce by Penn State scientists. Claire Thomas, associate professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology and curator of the exhibit, discusses the exhibit as well as the intersection of science and art.
"Cosmic Messengers from Deep Space Launch a New Era of Discovery" a free public lecture on January 19, 2019
A free public lecture titled "Cosmic Messengers from Deep Space Launch a New Era of Discovery" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, on the Penn State University Park campus in Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Sciences Building. The lecture is among the events in the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The overall theme of the 2019 series is "Cosmic Clues Open New Frontiers in Space Science." No registration is required.

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