Biology Professors Get National Recognition
Biology professor Dr. Margaret Waterman has been awarded a $498,725 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant under the Research Coordination Networks – Undergraduate Biology Education program.
Waterman is the principal investigator of the project, which includes collaborators from State University of New York Buffalo, Emory University, Spelman College, University of Wisconsin River Falls, University of Delaware, Three Rivers Community College, EMBRLI Consulting and Michigan State University.
Grant funds will be used to develop a Research Collaborative Network in Undergraduate Biology Education for biology faculty.
“This funding from NSF brings to life a goal I have had for the last 15 years – to establish a coordinated source of information, resources and research collaborators around Case Study and Problem Based Learning methods,” says Waterman. “I am grateful for the tremendous support from Southeast as my collaborators and I worked toward this goal over the year and am pleased that this national and international project’s home is Southeast.”
Published in Science
Biology professors Dr. Allen Gathman and Dr. Walt Lilly are part of an article in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific organization. The article describes the genome of the mushroom-producing basidiomycete fungus Serpula lacrymans. Gathman and Lilly were part of a worldwide consortium of scientists who co-authored the article, titled “The Plant Cell Wall Decomposing Machinery Underlies the Functional Diversity of Forest Fungi.”