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Tue, Jul 8, 2008

Yale Professor Norma Andrews to Head Dept. of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

Dr. Norma Andrews
Professor Norma Windsor Andrews from the School of Medicine at Yale University has accepted the position as Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Andrews’ formal appointment will begin January 2, 2009.
Tue, Jul 8, 2008

Yale Professor Norma Andrews to Head Dept. of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

Dr. Norma Andrews
Professor Norma Windsor Andrews from the School of Medicine at Yale University has accepted the position as Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Andrews’ formal appointment will begin January 2, 2009.
Thu, May 1, 2008

Kenneth Karol ('04, PhD, Plant Biology) Becomes Curator at New York Botanical Garden

Ken KarolKenneth Karol, (PhD '04, Plant Biology) has taken a position as Assistant Curator of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies at The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, NY.

Fri, Mar 14, 2008

New Biofuel Production Process Created

Steven Hutcheson and Ronald Weiner, both Professors of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, are noted in a follow-up story for developing a process that might be able to convert brewer’s mash and other kinds of plant products into ethanol or other biofuels. As published in the United Press International.

The new process was also noted in the Wall Street Journal.

Mon, Mar 10, 2008

Bacterium Gets Wheels Turning on Ethanol Fuel

Steven Hutcheson and Ronald Weiner, both Professors of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, were acknowledged by Gov. Martin O’Malley for their work on a bacterium that will be used to generate ethanol for a UM spin off company called Zymetis. As published in the Washington Post. (Also see: 'States Dream Big on Biofuels', Baltimore Sun and 'MARYLAND: Bacteria found breaking down bay grass could aid in ethanol creation', Salisbury Daily News).

The story was also covered by several television stations such as Washington NBC-4, 'Bacteria Found Breaking Down Bay Grass Could Aid in Ethanol Creation' and WJZ-TV Channel 13 Baltimore, 'Bacteria Breaking Down Grass Could Aid in Ethanol'.