Frontiers - Nature

  • March 2009

    Change and Survival

    Graduate student Lucia Peixoto investigates the molecular machinery of single cell parasites.

    “I’ve always been fascinated by biology,” says Lucia Peixoto. “I knew I wanted to do research by the time I was 12.” She read Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle before she was a teenager. Her father bought it on a business trip to Ecuador and carried it home to her in Uruguay.

  • February 2009

    Ahead of the Curve

    Undergraduates Matthew Lewandowski and Stefan Sabo present award-winning research at the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

    Research by math and physics major Matthew Lewandowski, C’09, and math major Stefan Sabo, C’10, was honored with an award in the Undergraduate Poster Session of the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of A

  • February 2009

    Rising Waters

    Graduate students Andrew Kemp and Simon Engelhart bring new approaches to studying sea level change.

    Since the last ice age peaked about 20,000 years ago, waters flowing from melting glaciers back into the ocean have caused the global sea level to rise by about 410 feet. This change, though large, is one of many natural oscillations linked to the Earth’s cycle of long-term climate change.

  • January 2009

    Therapy v. Medication

    Psychologist Robert DeRubeis searches for a better weapon in the battle against depression.

    A groundbreaking study on the effects of cognitive therapy by Robert DeRubeis, Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and Steven Hollon at Vanderbilt University has continued to generate new findings since its initial publication in 2005.

  • December 2008

    A Fly's Perspective on the Human Brain

    Biologist Nancy Bonini uses fruit flies to shed light on neurodegenerative diseases.

    From high school biology classes to the laboratories of Nobel Prize-winning geneticists, the halls of science have long valued the Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly. Despite appearances to the contrary, this tiny insect is a powerful genetic model for the human system.

  • August 2008

    Picking Up Pieces of the Puzzle

    Cosmologist Mark Devlin builds a telescope that floats to the edge of space.

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  • August 2008

    Expanding Horizons

    Physicist Mark Trodden explores the ways in which unknown forces are manipulating the universe.

    Star-gazers take note: Your favorite nighttime guides are on an increasingly rapid retreat.

  • May 2008

    Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of Social Mind

    Biologist Dorothy Cheney and psychologist Robert Seyfarth explore the intelligence underlying baboons' social organization.

    In 1992, biology professor Dorothy Cheney and psychology professor Robert Seyfarth set up camp on the savanna of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.

  • May 2008

    Beautiful Mind

    Undergraduate Rebecca Sternschein traces the brain circuitry of art appreciation.

    Humans had been making art long before they started recording the history of the race.

  • February 2008

    Reading the Forest

    "When I was 10 years old, I started rearing butterflies from caterpillars