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Lin recipient of Jack R. Brown Award

10/17/2017

Dr. Junshan Lin is the recipient of the 2017-2019 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award.

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DMS Graduate Student Awards

10/27/2017

Dr. Junshan Lin is the recipient of the 2017-2019 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award.

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Salako receives 2017 Frank Sturm Award

10/20/2017

Rachidi Salako receives the 2017 Frank Sturm Graduate Student Service/Outreach Award.

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Combing through history: Auburn University leads multi-institutional team of scientists who provide more proof that comb jellies are at the base of the animal kingdom

10/11/2017

In 2014, Auburn University scientists in the Department of Biological Sciences’ Molette Biology Laboratory for Environmental and Climate Change Studies and University of Florida researchers shook the foundation of evolutionary biology: for more than a century, researchers believed sponges were the earliest living lineages of the animal tree. Thanks to modern genomic sequencing techniques, Auburn scientists, together with scientists at the Universities of Florida and Alabama, provided novel evidence that ctenophores, or comb jellies, are actually at the base of the animal kingdom. The research results were published in the journal Nature, sparking a debate amongst the scientific community. In an effort to further clarify and establish the new discovery, Auburn University’s Molette Biology Laboratory, which is directed by Biological Sciences Professor Kenneth Halanych, led a team of scientists from Auburn and the Universities of Alabama and Florida, in a project designed to better understand the evolutionary relationships between ctenophores, as well as reexamine the placement of ctenophores as the sister taxon to all other animals.

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COSAM names 2017 Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. James William Ott

10/11/2017

Dr. James William “Jim” Ott was recognized as the 2017 COSAM Distinguished Alumnus. Ott received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in mathematics in 1965 and a doctorate in mathematics in 1969. His career began with Triangle Universities Computation Center, where he developed software for educational computers shared by Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ott was an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science. In 1982, Ott founded Triangle Systems, Inc., developing software for IBM mainframe computer systems. Presently, he continues to oversee the company.  A second-generation Auburn graduate, Ott’s father received a degree from Auburn in 1939. 

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Couch awarded Distinguished Faculty Teaching Fellowship at Lamar University

10/05/2017

Dr. P. J. Couch ('12) has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Fellowship at Lamar University.

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