>> FAU received a three-year, National Science Foundation EDGE grant totaling more than $1.1 million to integrate the expertise of multiple laboratories at FAU, Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, the University of Minnesota, and Barr-Ilan University in Israel to develop powerful tools and gene-editing technologies to study sleep and metabolism in Mexican cavefish.
About the size of a guppy, the blind fish became trapped in caves hundreds of thousands of years ago, and developed many traits that mimic human disease.
>> FAU has a reciprocity agreement with Scripps Florida whereby FAU faculty can access the Institute’s core facilities on FAU’s MacArthur campus. PREEMINENT PARTNERSHIPS.
>> The FAU Max Planck Honors Program provides Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College students with exclusive enrichment opportunities, including courses taught or co-taught with Max Planck scientists on FAU’s John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter.
Pictured: Jessica Baran graduated with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and behavior in fall 2019. She is the first person in her family born in the United States and was the first to receive her college degree. She was also one of the first students to graduate from the Max Planck Honors Program through the Max Planck Institute at FAU. Next on her list is to become the first person in her family to attend medical school and become a doctor.