Biochemistry majors Christopher Adams ’14, Samuel Knecht ’14 and Glenna Wong ’14 were elected into the 2014 undergraduate honor society of the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (ASBMB) out of small cohort of students from across the U.S. In addition to the ASBMB recognition, Adams will receive an undergraduate student award from the Find out more »
Professor Karen Crawford of the biology department will have a paper she co-authored during her sabbatical published in the March 2014 issue of Nature Protocols and was awarded the publication’s cover shot. Her paper “Optimized Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Husbandry, Breeding, Metamorphosis, Transgenesis and Tamoxifen-mediated Recombination” studies axolotl husbandry, metamorphosis and transgenesis.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland students and alumni presented their research at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) with impressive results. St. Mary’s College biology professors Chris Tanner and Bob Paul traveled with 19 current students and alumni to the conference, held in San Diego this past November. Cara Simpson Find out more »
Assistant Professor of Biology Samantha Elliott has been named the new editor-in-chief for the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, a publication sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Craig Streu has been featured in the November issue of the American Scientist Magazine. Streu was interviewed about his research program and experiences in STEM education.
Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Emerson, with colleagues from the University of Oregon, has published the research article “Replicate Phylogenies and Post-Glacial Range Expansion of the Pitcher-Plant Mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii, in North America” in PLoS ONE, an online peer-reviewed journal.
Associate Professor of Biology John Ramcharitar presented a poster titled, “Lateral Line – Evoked Potentials (LLEPs): An Effective Tool for Investigating Ototoxicity,” at the Underwater Bioacoustics Symposium in Sarasota, Florida. Student co-authors included Samuel Knecht and James Tomkinson, who contributed significantly to the development and refinement of a novel physiological technique for assessing drug toxicity Find out more »
The planet is a noisy place, and birds can have just as much difficulty hearing and understanding each others’ songs as people can have understanding each other in a crowded restaurant. Bernard Lohr, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will discuss this phenomenon in a public lecture at 4:40 Find out more »
The birds Charles Darwin found on the Galapagos Islands played an important part in his theory of evolution. Sarah Huber, assistant biology professor at Randolph-Macon College, will describe what are today called Darwin’s finches in a public talk, “Song Evolution in Darwin’s Finches,” at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Schaefer Hall 106 at St. Find out more »
An expert panel of St. Mary’s College of Maryland professors will discuss “Energy, the Oil Crisis, and Global Climate Change” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Schaefer Hall, room 106. Panelists include Bill Williams, biology professor; Al Hovland, associate professor of inorganic chemistry; and Charles Adler, associate professor of physics. The discussion, aimed for Find out more »