Faculty Highlights

faculty gathering outside Tufts new Science and Engineering Complex

Academic Year 2020-2021

Mimi Kao’s paper, “Variable but not random: temporal pattern coding in a songbird brain area necessary for song” was accepted in the Journal of Neurophysiology.  Read the article and listen to the podcast that goes with it!

Congratulations to Zarin Machanda and her team, whose Science paper “Social Selectivity in Aging Wild Chimpanzees” was released October 22nd, 2020 and made the cover of Science magazine!  The piece has attracted significant media interest in including from The NY Times which published a piece on the paper.

Michael Levin’s article (October 19th, 2020) explores the idea of conducting more experiments from home during these uncertain times, with benefits for scientists and society.

Benjamin Wolfe talks cheese talk in his latest article (October 16th, 2020).

Congratulations to Sergei Mirkin for receiving the The Faculty Research Awards Committee Distinguished Scholar Award.

Congratulations to Mitch McVey for receiving The Lerman-Neubauer Prize for excellence in teaching and advising.

Barry Trimmer and collaborators were awarded an NIH R34 BRAIN grant, to establish optogenetic tools for studying neural processes in Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm).

Congratulations to Julia Gouvea and Ben Wolfe for achieving tenure status in the Tufts Biology Faculty.

Congratulations to Mike Levin on being named a Distinguished Professor; the title of distinguished professor is not given lightly and our department is proud to have him!