Thursday, April 23, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Science Soirée for All In For Oberlin

Emeritus Professor Bruce Richards, acoustics demonstration
Helen Fleischer, alphorn
The Science Soirée "Shatter the Silence" (2015) was a great opportunity to enjoy the quirky acoustics of the north reading area.  We are looking forward to having our community together again, post-COVID-19, to celebrate the diversity of talents in a variety of library spaces.  Donate today to support the libraries! 
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Daniel Orson, viola
Lawrence Suh, violin

Thursday, April 09, 2020

New publications from Neuroscience and Geology departments

Neuroscience professors Mariani and Thornton publish in Hormones and Behavior with alumni Mojziszek and Curley

Mariani, Monica M., Mojziszek, Kirsten '19, Curley, Emily '16, & Thornton, Janice E. (2020). Lowering luteinizing hormone (LH) reverses spatial memory deficits associated with neurotoxin infusion into the hippocampus of ovx rats. Hormones and Behavior, 119, 104631. 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104631 ER

Open access article by oceanographer Rachel Eveleth, Geology department, appears in Frontiers in Marine Science

Yang, B., Boss, E. S., Hantjens, N., Long, M. C., Behrenfeld, M. J., Eveleth, Rachel, & Doney, S. C. (2020). Phytoplankton phenology in the North Atlantic: insights from profiling float measurements. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 139. 10.3389/fmars.2020.00139 ER

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Jordan Price, Dan Russo '19 publish in Mbio with five co-authors

Jordan Price, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Daniel Russo '19 co-authored a paper with researchers at University of California Berkeley and Duke University, published in mBio, an open-access journal from the American Society for Microbiology.

Price, J. V., Russo, D., Ji, D. X., Chavez, R. A., DiPeso, L., Lee, A. Y., Coers, J., & Vance, R. E. (2019). IRG1 and Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Act Redundantly with Other Interferon-Gamma-Induced Factors To Restrict Intracellular Replication of Legionella pneumophila. Mbio, 10(6), 2629.

From the abstract:
"Our study defines a complete set of cell-intrinsic factors required for IFN-􏰀-mediated restriction of an intracellular bacterial pathogen and highlights the combinatorial strategy used by hosts to block bacterial replication in macrophages...Our results clarify the molecular basis underlying the potent effects of IFN-􏰀 and highlight how redundancy downstream of IFN-􏰀 is key to prevent exploitation of macrophages by pathogens."

New publications from Michael Moore, Jillian Scudder

Jillian Scudder's (Physics and Astronomy) latest publication appears in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society with co-authors in Canada, Taiwan, England and Mexico. Michael Moore (Biology) has published in Systematic Botany and the Journal of Systematics and Evolution with co-authors from Mexico, China, Australia, Japan, and Washington D.C.  A strong international collaboration is represented in these three papers!
Ellison SL, Thorp MD, Pan H, Lin L, Scudder Jillian M, Bluck AFL, Sanchez SF, Sargent M. 2020. The ALMaQUEST survey II. what drives central starbursts at z ti 0? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 492(4):6027-41.
The author present molecular gas maps obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) observatory for 12 central starburst galaxies at z 0 drawn from the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey.

Antiphytum brevicalyx in the field (Mendoza-Díaz et al. 643644).
Mendoza-Diaz N, Ochoterena H, Moore Michael J, Flores-Olvera H. 2020. Molecular and morphological evidence reveals a new species of Antiphytum (Echiochiloideae, Boraginaceae) from Guerrero, Mexico. Systematic Botany 45(1):190-9.
The new species is from the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, here described as Antiphytum brevicalyx.

Wang H, Moore Michael J, Barrett RL, Landrein S, Sakaguchi S, Maki M, Wen J, Wang H. Plastome phylogenomic insights into the Sino-Japanese biogeography of Diabelia (Caprifoliaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution. DO10.1111/jse.12560, early access.