President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s postdoctoral advisor, Thomas Jessell, has been removed from his positions at Columbia University due to “serious violations of University policies and values governing the behavior of faculty members,” according to a statement released by Columbia’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The statement did not specify the nature of the behavior.
A former graduate student working at Stanford’s School of Medicine who repeatedly tried to poison her labmates in fall of 2014 will perform community service instead of spending time in jail, the Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled last Friday.
Biochemist Paul Modrich Ph.D. ’73 was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this Thursday for his research on mapping and explaining the mechanisms of DNA repair at a molecular level. His research makes a fundamental contribution to our knowledge of how the living cell functions and how it stores and repairs information.