Dear colleagues, We are seeking an exceptional, early-career scientist (recent PhD/early postdoctoral) in the field of computational biology for the position of staff associate. The candidate should have the creativity, tenacity and discipline to explore original and innovative ideas. We are seeking a colleague who has, through unconventional research, a potential to create new fields and/or revolutionary technologies. We expect the new...

Yanniv Dorone, a graduate student in Director Sue Rhee’s lab, has been awarded a prestigious Stanford Graduate Fellowship. These two-year fellowships offer more than $150,000 in financial and career development support and are “awarded to only the very best students in the sciences and engineering.” Dorone’s research aims to identify and characterize unknown methods by which plants orchestrate gene activity through regulating the...

Stanford, CA— Algae may hold the key to feeding the world’s burgeoning population. Don’t worry; no one is going to make you eat them. But because they are more efficient than most plants at taking in carbon dioxide from the air, algae could transform agriculture. If their efficiency could be transferred to crops, we could grow more food in less time using less water and less nitrogen fertilizer. New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Martin...

Stanford, CA— Four additional members of Stanford University’s faculty have been named Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientists at Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology. Stanford’s Dominique Bergmann has been a Carnegie adjunct since 2011, and the newly added adjunct staff brings the total number with this honorary title to five. “For decades, Carnegie has shared not only ideas, but also access to equipment and mentorship of bright young scientists...

Stanford, CA— You’ve probably seen news stories about the highly lauded, much-discussed genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9. But did you know the system was actually derived from bacteria, which use it to fight off foreign invaders such as viruses? It allows many bacteria to snip and store segments of DNA from an invading virus, which they can then use to “remember” and destroy DNA from similar invaders if they are encountered again. Recent work...