According to PhD candidate Heather Garman's research, individuals who have both autism spectrum disorder and depression are different than those who have just one of the conditions – and inflammation of a certain protein may be one of the causes.
University officials offered an update on implementation of thePlan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. From new approaches to student recruitment to workshops on equity and gender awareness, Stony Brook is tackling the issue of diversity head-on.
A new study co-authored by Ecology and Evolution Professor Jessica Gurevitch details a new “landscape portfolio” theory that uses insights from economics to predict animal population growth and the spread of disease.
Frederick Walter is a galactic astronomer. His research interests include novae, neutron stars, Solar and stellar activity (flares and coronal mass ejections, and their effects on the Earth), and the formation of sun-like and low mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets. He has been consulted about Mars and Pluto. He observes regularly, using observatories in Chile and Arizona, and is a guest investigator on the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray observatories.