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Jacob Shreve (MS '12) enters medical schoolNew

​Jacob Shreve

Date Added: 4/16/2014

Jacob Shreve (BS Biology '09; MS Entomology '12) has been accepted in Indiana University's School of Medshreve jacob 03.jpgicine and will begin their MD program in the fall. Jacob studied under Rich Shukle and attributes much of his success to Dr. Shukle's guidance.

 
Jacob relates, "I'm not quite sure ​about specializations yet, but whatever I do will likely have ways to involve genome sequencing. I've been corresponding with a professor of neurosurgery at IU about getting sponsorship for a summer research program, and he already has genomic data that needs analysis, so a surgery specilaization is definitely something I will be considering. I'm also really interested in using genomic screening in preventative medicine, so I'll just have to see where that takes me."
 
Congratulations to Jacob!!
To spit a cricketNew

​Tom Turpin
On Six Legs
April 10, 2014

Date Added: 4/16/2014

Cricket_spitting.jpgOne of the rites of spring here at Purdue University is an event appropriately called Spring Fest. This family-friendly event draws thousands of people to the campus over a single weekend. It is a fun-filled way to provide a glimpse of what is going on within the hallowed halls of "Good Ol' Purdue."

 

The Department of Entomology contributes to Spring Fest with Bug Bowl. This will be the 24th edition of this "all things insect" celebration. Bug Bowl participants have the opportunity to mimic the behavior of our long-lost ancestors and turn insects into human food. Paleo diet, anyone? If eating insects isn't your thing, you can cheer on racing cockroaches, peer through a microscope at small insects or actually touch an insect or arachnid at the petting zoo.

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"5 Students Who . . . " senior minored in Forensic Sciences

​Trevor Stamper

Date Added: 4/10/2014

Purdue senior Caleb Waddell minored in forensic sciences and worked in Trevor Stamper's lab for two semesters. Now Caleb is featured as one of "5 Students Who Move the World Forward." His profile was in the April 9 issue of Purdue Today.
 
To read about Caleb, click on Caleb Waddell.
Grad students receive NSF awards

​Steve Yaninek

Date Added: 4/10/2014

Carmen and Michael.jpg

Congratulations to Carmen Blubaugh and Michael Garvey who recently received competitive awards from the National Science Foundation (photo attached).
 
Carmen obtained a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to help support her research activities, while Michael got an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship which provides three years of support for graduate studies.
 
Carmen and Michael are both in Ian Kaplan’s lab.