Department News for 2019
Dr. Mark Welch Meets with Governor of Cayman Islands
Dr. Mark Welch, Professor of Biological Sciences, recently met with Governor Martyn Roper of the Cayman Islands. Dr. Welch is collaborating with the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU)of the Caymans in a joint effort to determine what species of mosquitoes feed on blue iguanas found in the Cayman Islands.
The photo shows Dr. Welch, Governor Roper, Dr. Hamady Dieng (MRCU), and Mr. Roper's assistant, Jill.
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Dr. Barton & Colleagues Discover Grasshopper-Eating Wolf
Dr. Brandon Barton, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and colleagues made an interesting discovery while doing field research. Follow the link for the "rest of the story" - external link
Dr. Brown Elected President of The International Society of Protistologists
Dr. Matt Brown, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, was recently elected President of
the International Society of Protistologists for the 2020-2021 term. Follow the link for the article
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Dr. Chris Brooks talks about the cactus moth in podcast, "In Defense of Plants"
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Sara Tyrrell Selected for University of Tokyo Internship
Biological Sciences/Asian Studies double major, Sara Tyrrell, has been selected for a 5-week internship at the the University of Tokyo. Follow the link for the story. - external link
Dr. Barton Receives Research Award
Dr. Brandon Barton recently received the Arts and Sciences Research Award in Natural and Physical Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics.
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12th Annual Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 12th annual BURP was held Friday, April 12, 2019. Follow the link for the story. - external link
Dr. Basil Nikolau to Present Seminar
Dr. Basil Nikolau is the Frances M. Craig Professor of Biochemistry at Iowa State University where he has taught and conducted research since 1988. Dr. Nikolau's research interests focus on the biochemistry and molecular biology of biotin and biotin-containing enzymes and the regulation of plant lipid metabolism. He is also Director of the Center for Metabolic Biology; Director of the W.M. Keck Metabolomic Research Laboratory, Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, and Division Director of the NSF Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.
He will present a seminar, "Triangulating GxE = P" at 3:45 pm, Monday, April 29, in the Fowlkes Auditorium of the Colvard Student Union on campus.
Dr. Matt Brown's Research Published in Current Biology
Dr. Matt Brown's research is gaining international attention and was recently published in Current Biology. Follow this link for details..... - external link