Navigation Links
Casey Dunn to receive NSF Waterman Award
Date:3/16/2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named its awardee for this year's Alan T. Waterman Award: Casey Dunn, a biologist at Brown University.

Dunn's work involves genome analyses to better understand relationships between groups of animals. He investigates the origins of biological complexity through work with deep-sea creatures called siphonophores. His research holds clues about how complex multicellular organisms, including humans, were formed.

Dunn will receive $500,000 over three years to continue his studies of animal evolution.

"The Waterman Award is designed to recognize outstanding young researchers like Casey Dunn," said NSF Director Subra Suresh. "His research has already made substantial contributions to our understanding of the origins of a diversity of life. His insights should further this important field of study in the years to come."

Dunn serves as assistant professor of biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University where he also runs the Dunn Lab, which investigates how evolution has produced a diversity of life.

The lab primarily studies morphology, a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals. Research there also pursues learning about the actual history of life on Earth, as well as the general properties of evolution that have contributed to life's historical patterns. The type of questions the lab asks require marine, laboratory and computational work.

Central to Dunn's work is the development of phylogenetic tools--that is, tools that aid the study of how groups of organisms are evolutionarily related, which is discovered through molecular sequencing data, morphological data and the application of these tools to particular groups of organisms. The Dunn Lab also studies development from a descriptive and functional perspective because the diversity of form has been realized through the evolution of developmental mecha
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
lisajoy@nsf.gov
703-292-8311
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
2. L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $5.9 Million Drivers License Contract Expansion from the State of Mississippi
3. Kount Receives Patent for Device Fingerprinting
4. American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract
5. Carnegie Mellon to receive $900,000 from EPA for brownfields research
6. Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
7. Salk scientist Fred H. Gage to receive the Keio Medical Science Prize
8. Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system
9. Vidaza receives positve opinion from European CHMP
10. Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting
11. ASU researchers receive NIH awards for studies of malaria and emergent disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Casey Dunn to receive NSF Waterman Award
(Date:10/15/2014)... , Oct. 15, 2014   Neurotechnology , ... announced the availability of the VeriLook Surveillance ... 3.0 provides real-time biometric face identification using live ... surveillance cameras. The new version not only identifies ... people from objects while they are moving through ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... N.Y. – Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome ... one might expect from an insect that thrives in ... published Oct. 14 in the journal Genome Biology ... biology and of how flies quickly adapt to resist ... Adult house flies (Musca domestica) carry and transmit more ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have ... Health (NIH) to lead an investigation of Lassa fever ... Africa. The study aims to understand how Lassa fever ... others survive the inflection. , "The ultimate goal ... how Lassa fever virus causes disease and develop new ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 2VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 3House fly genome reveals expanded immune system 2Scripps Research Institute team receives $6.6 million to investigate deadly Lassa virus 2
... genetically modified to brandish a powerful "on-switch" that prompts ... finding, from researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ... who receive treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or ... study are published in the current online issue of ...
... gas pump could come in the form of corncobs, ... a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture ... Laboratory report outlines a national strategy in which 1 ... is available on a renewable or recurring basis ?would ...
... most accurate estimates of the causes of child deaths ... THE LANCET, reveal that worldwide more than 70% of ... attributable to six causes: pneumonia (19%), diarrhoea (18%), malaria ... and asphyxia at birth (8%). , Robert Black (Johns ...
Cached Biology News:Genetically Modified Natural Killer Immune Cells Attack, Kill Leukemia Cells 2Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time 2New Estimates For The Causes Of Child Deaths Worldwide 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report defines and segments the ... of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from ... at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.9% ... of the Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report to get ... provides a glimpse of the segmentation in the market, ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The report "Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market ... Payload, Type & by Geography - Forecasts & ... ground vehicle market into various sub segments with ... The report also identifies the factors driving this ... with the adoption trends. , The unmanned ground ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials ... phase change material market in Asia-Pacific with analysis ... TOC of the Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change ... the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a ... advanced phase change material market, and is supported ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asia-Pacific hardware encryption display market report defines and ... forecast of revenue. This market was valued $5,154.0 million ... by 2018, at a CAGR of 58.4% from 2013 ... Asia-Pacific hardware encryption market report, to get an idea ... glimpse of the segmentation of the market, and is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asia-Pacific hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $51,362.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $51,362.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... Aug. 14 CJPS Enterprises, LLC, the,operator of ... it,has put online more resources for Michigan companies ... to grow their existing healthcare,business. Those resources can ... project is dedicated to providing users with information ...
... XI,AN, China, Aug. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huifeng Bio-,Pharmaceutical ... and producer of plant extracts and pharmaceutical raw ... is pleased to,announce record sales and earnings for ... 2008., "In the first half of 2008, ...
... China Sky One,Medical, Inc. (,China Sky One ... ), a,leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing ... of China ("PRC"), today,announced that it successfully ... prevention of rheumatic disease., Heilongjiang Tianlong ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline Adds More Resources On Its Website 2Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical (HFGB) Reports over $5 Million in Gross Sales; Record Results for the First Half of 2008 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Develops Nasal Spray for Rheumatic Disease 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Develops Nasal Spray for Rheumatic Disease 3