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July 14, 2022

Katie Purvis-Roberts Receives Third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Grant

“The APEC grant allows my students and me to analyze real-world data and apply it to environmental policies, while working with international collaborators at the same time,” Purvis-Roberts explains.

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May 27, 2022

Spotlight on Faculty: Sierra Williams, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Sierra Williams, assistant professor of chemistry, discusses bacteria, inclusive scientific practices, and painting.

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May 5, 2022

Daisy Achiriloaie ’24 Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Achiriloaie has been awarded the most prestigious scholarship in the United States for undergraduates studying natural science, engineering, or math.

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May 4, 2022

Janet Sheung Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Study Cell Transport

Janet Sheung has received a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to advance understanding of the intracellular transport process, which can lead to more effective drug delivery systems.

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April 25, 2022

Spotlight on Seniors: Jess Maurice ’22 Advances Understanding of Animal Social Behavior

Jess Maurice ’22 presented her research on the social hierarchies of fish at the Southern California Animal Behavior conference.

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April 7, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Susanna Barrett ’19 Seeks to Build More Inclusive STEM Environments

“Aaron’s lab was critical to my development as a scientist,” says Susanna Barrett ’19, who majored in biochemistry. “Not only was he a great mentor, I also had smart, thoughtful Scripps students going to grad school as my role models.”

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April 4, 2022

Spotlight on Faculty: Gautam Agarwal, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gautam Agarwal discusses decision-making, the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, and electronic music.

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March 16, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Rebecca Zabinsky ’09 Works to Create Sustainable Proteins

Rebecca Zabinsky ’09 is a senior scientist at The EVERY Company, an organization whose mission is to create a sustainable, ethical approach to making protein. 

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February 23, 2022

Spotlight on Faculty: Bethany Caulkins, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Bethany Caulkins to discuss science education, wildlife, and unexpected opportunities.

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December 23, 2021

In the Media: New York Times Highlights Lars Schmitz’s New Ichthyosaur Discovery

The New York Times highlighted the discovery of a giant new species of ichthyosaur that Lars Schmitz, associate professor of biology in the W.M. Keck Science Department, helped discover.

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