Bioluminescence Hub Launches Virtual Club for Students
Jul 17, 2020
As the world grapples with the SARS-COV2 Pandemic and most schools remain closed for the unforeseeable future, virtual learning has become a part of the new normal. Recently, the Bioluminescence Hub launched a virtual Junior Trainee Club — a program designed for 9-14-year-olds looking to learn STEM concepts and practice some scientific skills.
Summers of Research at UCSD
Sep 13, 2019
The Shaner laboratory hosted three excellent undergraduate students this summer. "In addition to getting a comprehensive education in biochemical and microbiological lab techniques, we were all able to develop and hone our ability to think practically and creatively while designing, not simply carrying out scientific experiments and explorations," says Patrick Friend, a student of Amherst College.
A Glowing Solution to Spinal Cord Injuries?
Aug 5, 2019
For the first time, researchers have found a non-invasive method to potentially treat spinal cord injuries using light naturally emitted by living organisms — a phenomenon referred to as bioluminescence — as a way to fire up specifically targeted neurons below the site of injury.
Undergraduates Learn About Marine Bioluminescence at Recent Practicum
May 16, 2019
In March 2019, the NeuroNex Technology Hub at Brown University hosted 13 undergraduates from colleges and universities across the United States and Canada as part of its annual Marine Bioluminescence Practicum at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
NeuroNex Investigator Elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 1, 2019
Ed Callaway, Vincent J. Coates Chair and Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, was recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences for his outstanding contributions to research.