Ulrike Heberlein, a scientific program director and laboratory head at the Janelia Farm Research Campus, will deliver a public lecture at Janelia titled, “Alcoholism: 100 Million Years in the Making?”
Six HHMI scientists have been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine.
Neuroscientist Cori Bargmann will discuss "Ancient Molecules and the Modern Brain: Understanding our Social Nature," at Janelia on September 18.
Kathryn S. Brown, head of communications, oversees all communications and public relations for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
HHMI relaunches its primary public website. The new site uses Drupal, an open-source technology.
HHMI announces the selection of 27 HHMI investigators, representing 19 institutions.
Two bioengineering professors at Rice University have been named recipients of the 2013 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation.Rebecca Richards-Kortum, an HHMI program director at Rice, and an HHMI Professor, and her colleague, Maria Oden, are being honored for mentoring a new generation of inventors in developing life-saving health technologies for the world¹s poorest communities.
Eddy will speak about "The Language of DNA" on May 22 in an event open to the public.
Misha Ahrens, Shaul Druckmann, Krystyna Keleman, and Minoru Koyama will each lead a small research team working toward learning how the brain’s neural circuits process information and guide behavior.
Jennifer Tour Chayes, Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City, will speak about "Age of Networks" on February 20 at 7 PM.
New lab heads Barry Dickson and Nikolaus Grigorieff will move to Janelia in 2013.
O'Shea, HHMI investigator and professor at Harvard University, will lead HHMI's science programs.
New film and media production company aims to be a significant contributor to the science documentary arena.
Betzig will discuss historical connections between astronomy and microscopy on Dec. 12.
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, becomes one of 11 Trustees of the Institute.
Hanna H. Gray, Ph.D., former chair of the HHMI Trustees, retires after serving the Institute since 1984.
Seven HHMI investigators and two members of HHMI’s Scientific Review Board have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Together, the teams include 28 researchers from 20 institutions in the United States, Germany, and Israel.
Seventy students from 27 medical schools across the country will participate in HHMI's year-long Medical Research Fellows Program.
Dixon, who has led HHMI's scientific programs since 2007, will retire from the Institute in summer 2013.
Fourteen HHMI scientists are among 84 newly elected members.
Bonnie Bassler and Jack Dixon are among eight newly elected foreign members.
Nine HHMI investigators and one HHMI Professor are elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The May 9th lecture, Shining Light on How the Brain Works, is free, but tickets are required for admission.
The Gilliam program aims to increase the diversity of college and university faculty by supporting future scientific leaders during their graduate studies.
Perlmutter's lecture on “Building Better Medicines: Drug Discovery in the 21st Century” will take place on February 15.
Sean B. Carroll, HHMI’s vice president for science education and a long-time HHMI investigator, has been awarded the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.
A group of internationally recognized scientists was named to the editorial team of eLife, the new open-access journal to be launched by HHMI, Wellcome Trust and Max Planck Society.
Patterson, director of publishing at the Public Library of Science (PLoS), helped establish PLoS as a pioneer of open access publishing.
Distinguished cell biologist is named first editor of a new journal that HHMI, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust will launch next year.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust will support a new journal that will aim to attract and define the very best research publications from across these fields.
Leonardo's lecture, “Constructing Reality: What Illusions Tell Us About the Mind,” will take place the evening of May 25.
The Trustees of HHMI have elected Nitin Kotak as vice president and chief financial officer. He joins the Institute from Bethesda-based Technest Holdings, Inc.
HHMI has doubled the number of the Gilliam Fellowships available to Ph.D.-seeking students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
The HHMI Bulletin iPad app is now available for download in the Apple App Store.
Graham Walker will talk about running a science education research group and developing resources for MIT and the larger education community in a AAAS plenary talk.
HHMI is launching a $60 million documentary film initiative that aims to bring high quality, compelling science features to television.
Sean Carroll, vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will deliver a public lecture titled “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species” at the Janelia Farm Research Campus on February 9.
Roian Egnor and Lou Scheffer will speak at the USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall on October 23.
The KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) is seeking early career and established research scientists to work for a newly-formed institute in Durban, South Africa, that is dedicated to basic tuberculosis (TB) and HIV research in sub-Saharan Africa.
Harris will deliver a public lecture titled “Seeing the Brain in Action: A Toolmaker's Perspective” on November 3.
HHMI has awarded $364,000 to more than double the capacity of a vital repository that is a resource for the worldwide community of scientists who study the fruit fly.
Moore, COO of HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus, will assume the new role in September 2010.
This year, 116 medical, dental, and veterinary students from 47 schools across the country will take a break from memorizing molecular metabolism and studying drug interactions to spend a year in a lab doing hands-on research.
HHMI investigator William Newsome and NYU researcher J. Anthony Movshon are recipients of the 2010 Vision Award.
Schmoke, Dean of the Howard University School of Law, succeeds Hanna H. Gray as Chairman of the Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
HHMI and the University of KwaZulu-Natal announce appointment of Bishai as the first permanent director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH).
Thirteen HHMI professors with successful science education programs were awarded a total of $9 million over the next four years.
UMBC's HHMI Scholars Program nurtures students during their vulnerable first and second years and explains science careers to the students’ families.
With the help of a 2006 HHMI grant, the University of Texas at Austin created year-long Research Streams for freshmen, a program that will grow with the school’s most recent grant.
With the help of an HHMI grant, Harvard revamped its introductory science curriculum to expose students to a set of interdisciplinary foundation courses.
With its first HHMI grant, Northwestern University (NU) will create a formal program to encourage an addiction to scientific inquiry.
With the help of a new $1.6 million grant from HHMI, Iowa State University will revamp its introductory lab courses and develop a new interdisciplinary class on science and sustainability so that sophomores can experience firsthand how science can help solve complex and socially important problems.
A new $1 million grant from HHMI will allow Carnegie Mellon University to continue several student research programs it has created to meet the research experience needs of undergraduates.
William and Mary will use part of its new $1.2 million grant to spread the enthusiasm for authentic research to more students.
The Go Teach program is designed to improve the quality of tomorrow’s K–12 science teachers by recruiting prospective teachers from the ranks of undergraduate science students.
A new HHMI grant will help Emory University meet the rising demand to get students into the lab—and do it earlier.
MIT will use part of its $1.8 million HHMI grant to share its online science educational tools with a larger worldwide audience through its OpenCourseWare (OCW) program.
Princeton University—with support from HHMI—offers science teachers a lifeline in the form of two-week summer workshops that help them keep current on the latest science and polish their teaching techniques.
The Science Literacy Program (SLP), funded by an HHMI grant, will help faculty from four departments—chemistry, physics, biology, and geological sciences—transform the classes they offer to non-science majors.
The University of Miami is using a portion of its new $1.4 million HHMI grant to spearhead an approach that focuses on preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to succeed in science.
The University of North Texas will use a portion of its first $1.3 million HHMI grant to encourage a successful transition for students from community colleges to the four-year school and expand research opportunities to more students.
Lehigh's Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute (BDSI)—a 10-week summer program—places undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members on interdisciplinary teams to tackle projects such as looking for drugs to treat stress disorders and developing reliable methods to separate cells in the blood for detection of HIV.
To better tailor the premed curriculum to the needs of future physicians, Yale University is developing a cluster of new interdisciplinary courses that devote special focus to the concepts most relevant to medicine.
The University of Missouri, Columbia's interdisciplinary program with the renowned University of Missouri School of Journalism will prepare up-and-coming scientists to communicate with—even educate—the public.
The University of Maryland will use a portion of its new $1.5 million grant to partner with the nonprofit MDBio Foundation to bring its mobile laboratory to high schools throughout the state for one-week visits.
The University of California, Los Angeles will use part of a new $1.2 million HHMI grant to break down artificial boundaries imposed by traditional major requirements to allow students to experience the thrill of the scientific chase.
High school students across New Mexico have conducted basic genetics experiments with the help of New Mexico State University scientists and a mobile lab that travels to a different high school each week.
A list of the universities that received grants for 2010 through HHMI's Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program and the HHMI Professors Program.
At Cornell University's popular summer workshops, teachers spend their days sharpening their skills.
At Washington University in St. Louis, freshmen in a special genomics course learn by doing. Working in small teams, they isolated and sequenced the DNA of phages.
University of Pittsburgh’s latest HHMI grant will help improve how science is taught and will be used to expand students’ opportunities for mentorship and peer-to-peer support.
With a portion of its the new HHMI grant, the University of Arizona will add to its BioMath course offerings and provide support to undergraduates doing summer research at the interface of biology and math.
Clemson University wants middle and high school students to think about going to college—and about majoring in science when they get there.
Rice University's program aims to open students’ eyes to the challenges of global health, and help them use the tools of science and engineering to design solutions that are affordable, effective, and culturally appropriate.
With support from HHMI, Duke University is giving undergraduates a taste of the cross-displinary, collaborative world of research with the new theme of its undergraduate research program, "Inquiry Across Scale: From Genes to Cognition."
The California Institute of Technology will use part of a new $1.6 million grant to further empower its students in the classroom and the lab.
With its new HHMI science education grant, the school’s first, Florida International University will create a more hands-on, active learning environment in introductory science courses.
An undergraduate laboratory class called the “Python Project” teaches students about the python genome.
The University of Alabama's new grant will create a semester-long introductory seminar that will rotate among three campuses.
Fellows and supporting faculty will discuss effective teaching methods, as well as design and revise educational materials.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's week-long Mad Biology Boot Camp brings students together before classes start to give them a preview of college life and teach them to manage time and stress.
With the help of an HHMI grant, the biology faculty is designing a program called FASTRAC—FAcilitating STudent Research ACcess—that will identify up to 20 community college students each year who are interested in working in a research lab after they transfer to UC Davis.
HHMI has funded an outreach program since 2002 in which North Carolina State University partners with an environmental learning center in a poor, rural area in the northeastern part of the state.
Through its new HHMI grant, Brown University will bring together four diverse, eight-person research teams each summer.
As part of a $1.4 million HHMI science education grant, 5 to 10 LSU undergraduates will travel to the labs of infectious disease researchers in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia in the hopes of broadening their perspective and introduce them to new ways of thinking about science.
HHMI grant's will jumpstart SUNY at Binghamton's effort to pair majors in the life sciences with students in the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering as they begin collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects focused on biological questions.
Soon, each UC Santa Barbara student will get a taste of doing original research on the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, a widely used genetic model.
A new dual-mentorship program offers students the opportunity to learn from two faculty collaborators from different disciplines—most often a basic scientist and a translational scientist— and how to apply scientific understanding to a practical problem in human health.
The central goal of Boston University's program, which is part of a broader science education initiative funded by an HHMI grant, is to bring students in the lab earlier in their undergraduate years.
Dartmouth College envisions a course that integrates the quantitative and mathematical aspects of chemistry into the study of biological processes, such as those that would be presented in an introductory cell biology course.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Covenant Scholars Program seeks to devise effective strategies to significantly increase diversity in the research community.
A new HHMI-funded program at Georgetown University is designed to show students that a scientific life is not only attainable, but appealing.
Western Michigan will offer 15 research internships for education students the summer before their junior year in areas ranging from neurobiology to nuclear physics.
SUNY at Stony Brook's Research Fellows Program focuses on students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
With a new HHMI grant, MSU will modify a popular half-day outreach program for middle school girls, Science Saturdays, to attract more Native American students.
Virginia Tech is developing a “Scieneering” minor that will unite life sciences with engineering.
A team of about a dozen scientists and educators will develop "plug and play" modules that instructors can integrate into existing biology courses to introduce statistical techniques.
With support from HHMI, Delaware has set up a core calculus course that covers materials punctuated by examples that are relevant to biology students.
HHMI today announced new grants totaling $79 million that will help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.