Faculty Publication: A Scenic River in Rural Ohio

Siobhan Fennessy, Professor in Environmental Studies, and Joan Slonczewski, Professor of Biology, have published an article, “A Scenic River in Rural Ohio Shows Elevated Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Including Acinetobacter Tetracycline and Macrolide Resistance, Downstream of Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent” with co-authors April Murphey, ‘22 and Daniel Baric, ‘05. The article appears in Microbiology Spectrum VolumeContinue reading “Faculty Publication: A Scenic River in Rural Ohio”

NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration

SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 1-4 This seminar is ideal for researchers, early stage investigators, or anyone new to working with the NIH grants process. Registration is free and open to the public. Visit their website for more information and to sign up to be notified when registration opens.

Faculty Publication: Low strain, more gain

Yutan Getzler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has published an article “Low strain, more gain” in Volume 13 Issue 8 of Nature Chemistry. Abstract Recycling polymers to their monomers would enable a circular polymer economy, but this can be challenging, especially for materials with all-carbon backbones. Now, by lowering the strain of cyclooctene through ring fusion,Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Low strain, more gain”

Faculty Publication: Sexual Language Use in U.S. College Students

Sarah Murnan, Samuel B. Cummings Professor of Psychology, has published an article, “Sexual Language Use in U.S. College Students Across Twenty Years”, along with Paige E. Bullock ‘21, Eleanor J. Tetreault ‘21, Sydney A. Matteson ‘20, and Lauren Redman ‘22, in the June 2021 issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior. In this research, Professor MurnenContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Sexual Language Use in U.S. College Students”

Faculty Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed γ,γ′-Diarylation of Free Alkenyl Amines

John L Payton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article, “Palladium-Catalyzed γ,γ′-Diarylation of Free Alkenyl Amines” in the June 2021 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society with co-authors Vinod G. Landge, Aaron J. Grant, Yu Fu, Allison Rabon, and Michael Young. Abstract The direct difunctionalization of alkenes is an effectiveContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed γ,γ′-Diarylation of Free Alkenyl Amines”

Faculty Publication: Herd Immunity at What Price?

Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics, has published the article “Herd Immunity at What Price? Using Auctions to Estimate what University Students Must be Paid to Get the Flu Vaccine” with co-authors Nick Clark and Matthew C. Rousu in Volume 23 of Preventive Medicine Reports. He has also placed opinion pieces on this subject with  Barron’sContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Herd Immunity at What Price?”

Faculty Publication: Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs

Joan Slonczewski, Professor of Biology, has published an article, “Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs of Multidrug Efflux Pumps MdtEF-TolC and AcrAB-TolC in Escherichia coli K-12” with Samantha Schaffner ‘21 and Abby Lee ‘22, along with12 other Kenyon College students/alumni. The article appears in the June 2021 issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Excerpt Antibiotics andContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs”

New Open Access Journal

The National Academy of Sciences announces the launch of a  new open access journal, PNAS Nexus, in Partnership with Oxford University Press. PNAS Nexus will be highly selective and will publish innovative and multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary work across the biological, physical, and social sciences, particularly encompassing engineering and health sciences.   “I believe this newContinue reading “New Open Access Journal”

Faculty Publication: Macroevolution

Andrew Kerkhoff, Associate Provost and Professor of Biology, along with his former student Cecina Babich Morrow ‘18, Data Scientist at Spring Health in NYC, and S. K. Morgan Ernest, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, co-authored “Macroevolution of dimensionless life-history metrics in tetrapods” in Volume 288, Issue 1949 (April, 2021)Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Macroevolution”

Planned Expansion for NSF

A recent article in Science  detailed the possible $50 billion budget increase for the National Science Foundation as part of President Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposal for improving our nation’s aging infrastructure.   This investment includes $35 billion towards combatting climate change, as well as to create an additional agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C) forContinue reading “Planned Expansion for NSF”