July 30, 2015

Life Science


ASU wetlands ecologist explores ancient sea in the desert

An easy smile, an interest in others and enthusiasm for science are helpful qualities when you’re a graduate student conducting research in a foreign land. Jorge Ramos, fifth-year doctoral student at ASU, has found that to be true during his time in Mexico.


ASU scientists gather in D.C. to tackle phosphorus sustainability issues

Researchers from Arizona State University, along with more than 40 other experts from around the world, are convening in Washington, D.C., on May 18-21 to study ways to create a sustainable phosphorus fertilizer system.


Sustainability | Science | Environment | News coverage | Life Science:  ASU professors on the future of nature preservation

In an effort to better understand the role humanity plays in the future preservation of nature, School of Life Sciences professors Ben Minteer and Stephen Pyne brought distinguished environmental w


News coverage | Life Science:  The evolution of fire: how humans and fire are forever intertwined

The era of human evolution is inseparable from the evolution of fire, according to ASU School of Life Sciences Regents' Professor Stephen Pyne.


Life sciences graduate brings biology to an Arizona state prison

Anika Larson never knew she would spend time inside a state prison during her stellar career at Arizona State University. But teaching biology to maximum-security inmates in a prison classroom was something she just couldn't pass up.


Life sciences grad pursues neuroscience research, medical school

After moving from Utah to Phoenix to sell alarms door-to-door, Brian Burrows decided he was ready to make a change. At age 27, he applied to ASU to study animal physiology and behavior, as well as biochemistry.


Research opportunities shaped student's award-winning career at ASU

After four years of winning research and academic awards, senior Ryan Muller is graduating with his dream in sight: pursuing synthetic biology as a graduate student.


Blind STEM student helps others learn in 3-D

When Ashleigh Gonzales decided to study molecular bioscience and biotechnology, a highly visual major, some wondered if the blind woman had bitten off more than she could chew. Graduating with a master's degree, she has proved her doubters wrong.


Graduate program coordinator wins outstanding staff award

The Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association has awarded Wendi Simonson, a School of Life Sciences graduate program coordinator, with the Annette Jecker Outstanding Staff award.


Making sense of smell: Will bio-inspired robots sniff out bombs, drugs and disease?

A behavioral neuroscientist from ASU is part of a global group working on research that could set the stage for the creation of bio-inspired robots that could "smell" as effectively as we do.

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