College of Science faculty Jessica Lee, Siavash Riazi, Shahla Nemati, Jannell Bazurto, Andreas Vasdekis, Benjamin Ridenhour, Christopher Remien and Christopher Marx had a paper published in PLOS Genetics. In their research, they uncovered that genetically identical cells can be phenomenally different in their ability to survive stress, and thus selection acts upon the distributions of phenotypes without leading to genetic changes. They also found that stress tolerance changes with the environment, and there is even a form of memory that takes place as a result. These phenomena are being discovered in many realms, including cancer, where there are often “phenotypic mutations” which may seem like genetic change, but are not. This study opens the door to studying the entanglement of Darwinian genetic evolution with Lamarckian phenotypic evolution. Read the full article.
Dynamic Virtual Protein Project Wins International AwardDecember 4, 2019
Last week a University of Idaho team presented at the 25th VRST Symposium in Sydney, Australia, and won the Best Demo Award for their project “Dynamic Virtual Proteins: Visualization, Interaction and Collaboration in Virtual Reality.” In the world of virtual reality, the Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is among the top ten […]
Answering Questions with KeystrokesNovember 14, 2019
A special thanks to U of I science writer Leigh Cooper in Communications and Marketing for helping us celebrate IMCI molecular modeler, Dr. Jagdish Patel! View the original article in the College of Science’s feature section. Some of Jagdish’s work was recently published in Science Magazine. He is an accomplished researcher and we’re proud to […]
U of I-Led Study Finds Experimental Fences Deter Elephant Crop Raiding, Provide IncomeOctober 18, 2019
This article was written by Leigh Cooper in University of Idaho Communications and Marketing. View the original article here. While IMCI was not involved in the funding of this research project, we are are thrilled to count Dr. Ryan Long as one of our participating faculty. MOSCOW, Idaho – October 17, 2019 – A University […]