News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced -- revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe’s exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world’s tallest land species. The research will be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on May 17, 2016.
Mak awarded 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (13 December 2016)
Key regulator of bone development identified (7 December 2016)
"Cosmic Whistle" Packs a Surprisingly Energetic Punch (14 November 2016)
Cosgrove awarded the inaugural Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology (3 November 2016)
Cotruvo named Louis Martarano Career Development Professor of Chemistry (3 November 2016)
Parasitic Plants May Form Weapons Out of Genes Stolen from Hosts (27 October 2016)