Rob Pringle featured: "Think like a Scientist"
By: Day's Edge Production This is the first of four episodes in a series we are producing for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute called: Think Like A Scientist. The entire series is is made for distribution on the Nautilus website (Nautil.us). In this episode, we tell the story of Greg Carr and his involvement in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park after its destruction from 30 years of war in Mozambique.The film also features Princeton biologist Rob Pringle, who does research in the park. It is a privilege for Day's Edge to be a small part of the larger effort to tell the story of Goronogosa National Park. This video was a true collaboration between Off The Fence, HHMI, Gorongosa Media Project, Gorongosa National Park, Colleen Cox (animations), and Day's Edge Productions.
Lindy McBride wins Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Lindy McBride, assistant professor, who is one of two woman geneticists selected to receive the 2016 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award and was specifically recognized as the 2016 recipient in genetics of non-mammalian organism. McBride's work explores evolution in natural mosquito populations to understand the genomic and neuronal basis of behavior and the molecular mechanisms by which behaviors evolve. Her interdisciplinary research group combines evolutionary genomics with field work, molecular genetics, electrophysiology, and neural imaging. McBride is jointly appointed in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. This career development research award is funded by The Gruber Foundation and is awarded every three years to two women geneticists at the beginning of their independent research careers.