Nina Schor’s research shows mice lacking the brain receptor p75NTR have cerebellums resemble those of children with autism, and behave much like children with autism as well. Schor’s next step is to determine whether children with autism show similar cerebellump75NTR deficits.
Michael Welte and his team made their discovery while studying the internal mechanisms of the egg cell of the fruit fly, known as Drosophila. When temperatures drop, the rate at which certain proteins are built within egg cells slows down significantly more than the rate at which the raw materials are delivered. What keeps the assembly line functioning—based on the new research—is a protein called Klar.
Joanna Olmsted will step down as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences on July 1 after two decades of University leadership.
“Joanna has contributed immeasurably to the progress that has been made in strengthening arts, sciences, and engineering, and we are hugely in her debt,” says Peter Lennie, provost and the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.
Ainslie has been senior associate dean, full-time MBA program, at UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2010. The appointment, subject to Board approval, is effective after Dean Mark Zupan’s term ends on June 30.
This summer Rochester students John Dawson ’13/T5’14 and Katherine Wegman ’15, will spend two months in Cape Town, South Africa, building a new community center for residents of Egoli, a squatter community on the outskirts of Cape Town.