Susanna Theroux at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Susanna Theroux, DOE Joint Genome Institute, at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Joan Bennett at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Joan Bennett, Rutgers University, at the 10th Annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Francis Martin at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Francis Martin, INRA (France), at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The talk references a study published in Nature Genetics - details at http://jgi.doe.gov/retracing-roots-fungal-symbioses/

Jack Gilbert at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Jack Gilbert, Argonne National Laboratory, at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Navy veteran studies genetic variation - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and other furnishings)

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Graduate Research Fellow Amy Battocletti is a Navy veteran who was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship in 2014. She’s a doctoral candidate in biology at Georgetown University conducting research on the impact of genetic variation within plant species in salt marsh ecosystems.

Credit: National Science Foundation

biosights: May 11, 2015 - Formin' actin at adherens junctions

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Actin assembly promotes the formation of intercellular adherens junctions, but the role of actin-nucleating formin proteins in this process remains unclear. Grikscheit et al. reveal that, in breast epithelial cells cultured in 3D, the formin FMNL2 stimulates junctional actin assembly downstream of the small GTPase Rac1. This biosights episode presents the paper by Grikscheit et al. from the May 11, 2015, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with the paper's senior...