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Study Abroad this Winter!

Hey undergrads in Biology! Interested in Study Abroad this winter? Checkout the Amazon River Tropical Biology course! Explore the world’s most bio-diverse region and experience forests, rivers, and remote villages!

TAMU Biology implements Open-Source textbooks

TAMU Biology and TAMU Libraries have teamed up to give some much needed relief for introductory biology students needing to buy textbooks. By working with OpenStax, open-sourced material is now being used for introductory […]

Graduate Student Spotlight: Patrick Suess

This month’s Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Patrick Suess. A student in the Gomer Lab, Patrick studies the signalling function of inorganic polyphosphate in the eukaryote Dictyostelium and in human immune cells. […]

Recent News

TAMU Biology Dr. Duncan MacKenzie among 3 TAMU Science recipients of Inaugural Honoring Excellence Award
via Shana Hutchins, TAMU College of Science

Texas A&M Biology: Dr. Schartl & team first to sequence Amazon Molly Fish Genome
via Shana Hutchins, TAMU College of Science

Texas A&M researchers: Cancer fight may be all about timing
via Steve Kuhlmann, The Eagle

Dr. Deb Bell Pedersen & Dr. David Earnest -Could time of day boost chemo for glioblastoma? 
via Christina Summers, futurity.com

Texas A&M Research Shows Biological Clocks Could Improve Brain Cancer Treatment
via Shana Hutchins, TAMU College of Science

Obituary for Dr. Helmut Sauer, A Personal Memoir by Dr. Karl J Aufderheide
Aufderheide, KJ. 2017. Nachruf auf Helmut W. Sauer. 12. August 1936–25. April 2016. A Personal Memoir. Zoologie 2017, Mitteilungen d. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. pp. 61–64.

Dr. Joseph Sorg Laboratory in TAMU Biology develops CRISPR-Cas9 system for C. difficile
via Shana Hutchins, TAMU College of Science

Recent Publications

Sigwart, J.D., Wicksten, M.K., Jackson, M.G. et al. Mar Biodiv (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-018-0860-2

Manson MD (ed) (2018) Bacterial chemosensing: methods in molecular biology, vol 1729. Springer, New York. doi:http://www.springer.com/la/book/9781493975761

Conversion of Norepinephrine to 3,4-Dihdroxymandelic Acid in Escherichia coli Requires the QseBC Quorum-Sensing System and the FeaR Transcription Factor. Pasupuleti S, Sule N, Manson MD, Jayaraman A. J Bacteriol. 2017 Dec 5;200(1). pii: e00564-17. doi: 10.1128/JB.00564-1. doi:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29125461

Chemotaxis to self-generated AI-2 promotes biofilm formation in Escherichia coli. Jani S, Seely AL, Peabody V GL, Jayaraman A, Manson MD. Microbiology. 2017 Nov 9. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000567. doi:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29125461

The Norepinephrine Metabolite 3,4-Dihydroxymandelic Acid Is Produced by the Commensal Microbiota and Promotes Chemotaxis and Virulence Gene Expression in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. Sule N, Pasupuleti S, Kohli N, Menon R, Dangott LJ, Manson MD, Jayaraman A. Infect Immun. 2017 Sep 20;85(10). pii: e00431-17. doi:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28717028

Hinze, L. L., Hulse-Kemp, A., Wilson, I. W., Qian-Hao, Z., Llewellyn, D. J., Taylor, J. M., A. Pepper, . . . Hague, S. (2017). Diversity analysis of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) germplasm using the CottonSNP63K array. BMC Plant Biology, 17 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-017-0981-y

Ira F. Greenbaum, Scott E. Chirhart, Mindy L. Walker, and Rodney L. Honeycutt. (2017) Molecular phylogenetics of western deer mice (Peromyscus): Taxonomic and biogeographic implications. The Southwestern Naturalist 62 (2), 129-137. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1894/0038-4909-62.2.129

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