Scientific Departments of the Carnegie Institution - Related Links

The Carnegie Institution works at the forefront of scientific discovery and teaching. Working in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts, Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. They seek answers to questions about the structure of the universe, the formation of our solar system and other planetary systems, the behavior and transformation of matter when subjected to extreme conditions, the origin of life, the function of genes, and the development of organisms from single-celled egg to adult. The links below are related to the departments and educational programs.

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The Department of Embryology studies fundamental questions in animal development and genetics at the cellular and molecular levels.
The Drosophila Gateway Vector Collection
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Johns Hopkins Biology Department
Vector/RNAi Information (FTP site)
The Geophysical Laboratory is a world leader in petrology and high-pressure and high-temperature physics, making significant contributions to both Earth and materials sciences.
Astrobiology Institute (at Carnegie Institution)
Carnegie-DOE Alliance Center (CDAC)
High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT)
High-Pressure Diamond-Anvil Cell Center at the NSLS
NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)
National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS)
The Carnegie Institution's newest department, Global Ecology, conducts basic research on the interactions among the Earth's ecosystems, land, atmosphere, and oceans. The goal of this research is to understand the ways these interactions shape the behavior of the Earth system, including its responses to future changes.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
The Ecological Society of America
Global Carbon Project
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Science Foundation
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources
Stanford University School of Earth Sciences Earth Systems Program
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Energy
US Climate Change Science Program
US Geological Survey
Researchers at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution design and build their own instruments and telescopes and collaborate with other research organizations to explore the origins and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the cosmos.
The University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory
Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT)
Harvard University Department of Astronomy
University of Michigan Astronomy Department
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Texas A&M University
University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy
The Department of Plant Biology is a leading center of plant molecular genetics and bioinformatics, including the online database of the plant model Arabidopsis.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
NSF - Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research
Plant Cell Imaging at Carnegie DPB
Stanford Campus-wide Bioscience Seminars
Stanford Genomic Resources
Stanford Institute for the Environment
Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University Graduate Program in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
The World of Cyanobacteria
The multidisciplinary program at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism currently spans the disciplines of astronomy, astrophysics, geophysics, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and planetary science to inquire in fields ranging from astrobiology and extrasolar planets to earthquakes and volcanoes.
Astrobiology Institute (at Carnegie Institution)
California and Carnegie Planet Search
Earthscope
The Kaapvaal Project
MESSENGER: MErcury: Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging
Plate Boundary Observatory
University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO)
The Carnegie Academy for Science Education & First Light programs offer unique training and teaching opportunities for teachers and students in the Washington, DC, public school system.
Astrobiology Institute (at Carnegie Institution)
Carnegie Frontiers -- Astrobiology: The Search for Water
DC Acts
District of Columbia Public Schools
NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)
National Science Teachers Association
Resources for DC ACTS Science and Mathematics Teachers