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Spotlight: Award-winning experts

Michael Lynch is the director of the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution and Principal Investigator for the new NSF-funded Biological Integration Institute for Mechanisms of Cellular Evolution.

Lynch wins lifetime achievement award

Michael Lynch is the winner of the 2022 Genetics Society of America Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal.

Lim receives faculty research award

Efrem Lim is the recipient of the ASU Alumni Association’s 2022 Faculty Research Achievement Award for sequencing and tracking SARS CoV-2 variants for the state since the start of the pandemic.

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Arizona State University professors Stephen Munk and Bertram Jacobs to the February 2022 of Senior Members.

ASU researchers named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Arizona State University Deputy Director Stephen Munk and professor Bertram Jacobs to the February 2022 class of Senior Members.

Biodesign in the news

Arizona Edition: COVID Numbers Up, Driven by Omicron Variants

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 307 new covid cases in Yuma County in its July 13 weekly report. 53 cases were reported for the week in La Paz County. Statewide

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Pesticides Are Spreading Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Scientists Warn

Common chemicals sprayed on many crops each year are cloaked in bureaucratic uncertainties

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Heated Debate Persists over the Origins of Complex Cells

Were mitochondria a driving evolutionary force or just a late addition?

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‘It’s everywhere right now:’ Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to climb

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 11,498 new COVID-19 infections in its weekly update Wednesday — the highest weekly case count since February.

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Disease experts offer early ideas about why Europe’s monkeypox outbreak has swelled

More than 85 new cases of monkeypox have been reported across 11 countries, triggering new questions about the virus’s transmission.

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Study offers hope for new Parkinson’s therapy

Experimental stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease shows promise in rats and will soon be tested in a human clinical trial, researchers say.

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