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Johns Hopkins Biologist Joel Schildbach Selected as PULSE Leadership Fellow

A Johns Hopkins biologist has been selected by the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences (PULSE) as one its new Vision and Change Leadership Fellows, a group charged with spending a year identifying and recommending ways to improve undergraduate life sciences education. Joel Schildbach, a biology professor and director of undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, is one of 40 faculty members selected from 250 applicants from 24 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands by PULSE, a joint initiative of the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

JHU Chosen to Offer Year-Long Genomics Course Through HHMI

Two dozen Johns Hopkins freshmen will get their hands dirty next fall, scratching in the soil of the Homewood campus in search of undiscovered organisms as part of an innovative one-year course offered through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance. Johns Hopkins recently became one of only 12 colleges and universities nationwide in the newest cohort selected by the Chevy Chase, Md.-based HHMI to offer this National Genomics Research Initiative course, which lasts one academic year and gives students the opportunity to perform hands on research that includes extracting phages-viruses that infect bacteria-from soil samples and using sop

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