Study finds that protein puts the brakes on melanin

Skin, eye and hair pigmentation requires a delicate balance of acidity within the cellular compartments where melanin is made – that balance is partly regulated, scientists now know, by a protein called TPC2.

Student’s senior thesis becomes Gates Foundation-funded project

Wilson Cusack, a senior computer science concentrator, developed a text-message-based trading platform that helps connect farmers and buyers. With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he’ll pilot the project in the West African nation of Ghana.

Dalton wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant professor Colleen Dalton’s CAREER Award will support her work using seismic waves to understand the Earth’s interior.