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  • 2017 – Marlene Belfort

    • student, David Bunn, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Senior Award, a President’s Award for Leadership.
    • Science as tranquilizer and trailblazer

      In a world of “post-truth” where objective facts are de-valued, it would be understandable for scientists to despair. In this guest blog for Biomed Central, Marlene Belfort calls for the scientific community to be a resistance striving for truth and presents a message of hope, that despite roadblocks, science will triumph in the long run.

    • The On/Off Switch

      A recent University at Albany-led study has opened new possibilities for understanding how proteins, the workhorse molecules in cells, are regulated. Publishing in the journal Genes & Development, UAlbany researchers Christopher Lennon, Matthew Stanger and Marlene Belfort have found a new way for how protein function can be switched on or turned off.

  • 2017 – Kristen Corbosiero

    • Along with a colleague, Prof. Brian Tang, was awarded a three-year NASA grant to study the interactions between tropical and midlatitude weather systems using data collected during recent NASA field campaigns into tropical cyclones.
    • Hurricane Expertise

      As Hurricane Irma leaves behind a trail of debris, historic flooding and power outages to millions across the state of Florida, the expertise of UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) has been featured on the national stage and across the globe.

      Live on MSNBC:
      On Friday night, DAES associate professor Kristen Corbosiero was interviewed live on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” from the University’s on-campus studio in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

  • 2017 – Mindy Larsen

    • Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, and Neural Biology Ph.D. student, Kara DeSantis, was awarded best poster at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference: Salivary Glands and Exocrine Secretion.
    • Became a member of the Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board
  • 2017 - Rabi Musah

    • Chemist Uses Blow Fly Eggs as Forensics Tool

      Death investigators may soon be able to rely on tiny insect eggs to rapidly estimate a corpse’s time-of-death.

      Blow flies are typically the first carrion insects to arrive and lay their eggs on a dead body. For forensic entomologists, determining the arrival order and growth rate of different species of blow fly eggs found on a corpse can help establish the body’s time-of-death to within a few hours.

  • 2017 - Annalisa Scimemi

    • Study Finds a Novel Target Molecule to Help Prevent Brain Damage from Hemorrhagic Strokes

      With more than 130,000 victims nationwide, strokes are among the leading causes of death in the U.S. each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, with a death every four minutes. But for those who survive, strokes can have a devastating impact, from loss of mobility or speech to severe brain damage.

    • Received an NSF grant from the IOS core program and organized Brain Bee and Brain Awareness Day for outreach events.
    • Her PhD student has been accepted to the Neurobiology course in Woods Hole (MA). It is a very prestigious, 2-month course (06-07/2017), and only 14 students in the US are part of it.
    • Her student, JP McCauley, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Senior Award, a President’s Award for Leadership.
  • 2017 - Joanna Workman received a FRAP-A award ( to study whether the peptide hormone prolactin can mitigate behavioral, endocrine, and hippocampal structural changes during chronic stress.