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GSC Calls for Commencement Speakers

The Graduate Student Council invites students who intend to complete their programs in May 2016 to apply to be the Commencement Speaker at the PhD Convocation or the Master's Convocation, both to be held on May 29.  Interested students can apply up until midnight on Sunday, February 28th . For more information, see the GSC website 

Chromosomes reconfigure as cell division ends


Cells reach a state called senescence when they stop dividing in response to DNA damage. This change can matter greatly to health, but scientists do not yet have a clear picture of how this change impacts the genome. A new Brown University study shows that a cell’s chromosomes become physically reconfigured at senescence, leading to significant differences in what genes are expressed.

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