Rylinn Sorini (’16) is a dual major in biology and environmental studies, with a minor in education. Last summer, Sorini began researching the effects of plastics on Eastern Oysters as part of the SMURF program. This year, she extended her research to include three additional experiments on oysters as part of her SMP, entitled “How Find out more »
The Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has elected Robert W. Paul, professor biology, as board chairman at its Oct. 30, 2015, meeting held in Shepherdstown, WVA.
Professor of Biology Jeffrey Byrd will soon sing before the pope. He is a member of the Archdiocesan Papal Mass Choir, an elite choir assembled from across the region to sing at Pope Francis’s Junipero Serra Canonization Mass in D.C. on Sept. 23.
J. Jordan Price, St. Mary’s College professor of biology, has been named Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences. Price was honored during the college’s 2015 Awards Convocation held April 24.
The word “plasma” brings images of TVs into the minds of most people. Chemists, however, think of powerful analytical instruments used to measure the amounts of trace elements in materials. Thanks to the Educational Partnership Agreement between the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the college’s Department Find out more »
Jordan Gaines Lewis ’11 is a science writer whose work has been featured in The Washington Post and Scientific America, to name a few. “Gaines, on Brains,” her award-winning blog, has been called “An exemplar of great science blogging” by The Guardian. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Pennsylvania State University. We Find out more »
St. Mary’s microbiologist Jeffrey Byrd and Ruddy Duck brew master Matt Glass recently collaborated to create a seasonal ale for the restaurant’s menu. “The Great Pumpkin Ale,” available now through the fall to Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill and Ale House patrons, was the product of the duo’s collaboration and is served complete with cinnamon- Find out more »
Mary Addison ’15 was recently selected to present a scientific poster outlining her research at the upcoming Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium. Mary’s scientific poster titled, “Determining the Catalytic Residue within the Dengue Virus Guanyltransferase Enzyme” will be presented at the Symposium on October 26th and 27th in Arlington, Va. According to Mary, “It is Find out more »
In the bird world, flashy colors and boisterous songs are generally reserved for males. Females tend to be comparatively dull-colored and often stay quietly hidden in the background. Charles Darwin himself noted this difference between the sexes and proposed that it was mainly caused by past evolutionary changes in males, in a process he called Find out more »
Professor Karen Crawford of the biology department was published in the March 2014 issue of Nature Protocols, an online journal of laboratory protocols for bench researchers, and was awarded the publication’s cover shot. Featured was a paper that she co-authored during her sabbatical, entitled “Optimized Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Husbandry, Breeding, Metamorphosis, Transgenesis and Tamoxifen-mediated Recombination.” With a Find out more »