News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
16 February 2015 — New research shows that a burst of evolutionary innovation in the genes responsible for electrical communication among nerve cells in our brains occurred over 600 million years ago in a common ancestor of humans and the sea anemone. The research, led by Timothy Jegla, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State University, shows that many of these genes, which when mutated in humans can lead to neurological disease, first evolved in the common ancestor of people and a group of animals called cnidarians, which includes jellyfish, coral, and sea anemones.
Albert honored with title of Distinguished Professor (3 February 2015)
Lin honored with title of Distinguished Professor (3 February 2015)
"Sculpting the Universe" is a free public lecture on January 31, 2015 (Event Date: 31 January 2015) (100 Thomas Building, from 31 January 2015 11:00 AM to 31 January 2015 01:00 PM)
"Understanding Einstein's greatest discovery" is a free public lecture on January 24, 2015 (Event Date: 24 January 2015) (100 Thomas Building, from 24 January 2015 11:00 AM to 24 January 2015 01:00 PM)
Runze Li Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Statistics (13 January 2015)