Armin Moczek

A stunning image of an insect’s brain and nerve cord captured by three Indiana University scientists will be on display at the National Institutes of Health early next year. Eduardo Zattara, Armin Moczek, and Jim Powers of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology are among the winners of the Federation […]

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Beetles with cyclops eyes have given Indiana University scientists insight into how new traits may evolve through the recruitment of existing genes — even if these genes are already carrying out critical functions. The study, reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, was led by Eduardo Zattara, a postdoctoral researcher in the IU […]

Biologists at Indiana University have significantly advanced understanding of the genetic pathways that control the appearance of different physical traits in the same species depending on nutritional conditions experienced during development. In many animals, nutrition — not genetic differences — controls the appearance of certain physical traits. Ants and bees, for example, grow into workers […]

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As a recipient of an $8.7 million grant from a foundation promoting the advancement of science and philosophy, Indiana University will serve as part of the world’s largest coordinated project on the study of evolutionary biology. Armin Moczek, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, and colleagues at […]

Faculty named fellows of AAAS

November 23, 2015

Three faculty members from Indiana University Bloomington have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction that recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research. This year’s honorees also include eight IU alumni. The 2015 fellows who are IU faculty are William F. Carroll Jr., adjunct professor […]

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The concepts originally laid out in Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” in 1859 continue to serve as a major foundation for the modern theory of evolutionary biology. In recent decades, however, biologists in previously overlooked fields such as developmental biology and ecology have made discoveries that extend the basic principles upon which Darwin’s […]

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The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $999,000 to three Indiana University Bloomington faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning. Kylie Peppler and Joshua Danish, both assistant professors in the Learning Sciences program at […]

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Where are you likely to find 15 teenagers on a hot Sunday afternoon in July? The pool? The mall? The park? How about standing in the atrium of Indiana University Bloomington’s Jordan Hall, explaining results of their latest laboratory experiments to an attentive crowd? On Sunday, July 21, Jordan Hall—home to the IU Bloomington College of […]

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An infamous and ill-fated talking Barbie doll once said, “Math class is tough. Let’s go shopping.” At least until public outcry compelled Mattel to take that 1992 doll off the shelf. Yet that soundtrack still plays for flesh-and-blood girls. The message—that girls do not have the same aptitude or interest as boys in math and […]

In a January 26, 2012 segment on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Melissa Block interviewed John Vucetich, a wildlife ecologist from Michigan Technological University who is part of a 54-year-long study of wolves and moose on Isle Royale, a frigid wilderness island located in the remote waters of Lake Superior. Her first question was this: […]

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