Faster Drug Discovery

by November 15, 2012
Jason Gagliano, a biology graduate student, works in a Wake Forest lab.

A Google search for drug discovery Grants totaling $860,000 fund cutting-edge genetic sequencing By ALICIA ROBERTS Jason Gagliano, a biology graduate student, works in a Wake Forest lab. It’s what scholars dream about: getting to work with the latest technology and leading researchers in the industry to develop a scientific Read more »

Teaching with Tomatoes

by November 2, 2012
Dr. Gloria Muday teaching genetics to high school students

Peter Chawaga of the Wake Forest News Service recently published an article about the outreach efforts of Drs. Gloria Muday and Carole Browne.  These professors along with the support of graduate and undergraduate students execute an outreach program to the public schools.  The focus of this program is to teach Read more »

Honey Bee See . . . Honey Bee Do?

by September 12, 2012
Bee learning "harness" designed by Scott Dobrin (PhD. WFU 2011)

PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organization recently published an article focusing on the work of Reynolds Professor of Developmental Neuroscience Susan Fahrbach and graduate student researcher Scott Dobrin (PhD. 2011).  Fahrbach and her lab group have discovered that it is possible to train Read more »

Wake Forest PhD Nick Hristov Featured by NPR

by September 10, 2012
Nickolay Hristov (PhD. 2008) uses technology to study the fascinating world of bats.

Nickolay Hristov, Professor with the UNC Center for Design Innovation and Wake Forest Biology Research Professor, does amazing research on bats. His work was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) weekly program Science Friday.  Nick received his PhD. from Wake Forest in 2008 and works closely with Professor William Conner’s Read more »

Fruit Fly Research Combines Drosophila and Diabetes

by August 14, 2012
Eric Johnson studies Drosophila in the lab

Dr. Eric Johnson’s research on Drosophila provides insight into human diabetes treatment. His laboratory’s findings were recently featured by the WFU News Service and the scientific journal Genetics. Complexity doesn’t stem from having different genes or special nerve cells. The basic biophysical, biochemical makeup is the same. The difference in Read more »