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Graduate Student Spotlight: Kathleen McAllister

This month’s Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Kathleen McAllister! A Biology student in the Sorg Lab, Kathleen studies C. difficile and helped develop the CRISPR-Cas9 modification system in order to study this fascinating organism. […]

Graduate Student Spotlight: Ananya Dasgupta

This month’s Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Ananya Dasgupta.  A graduate student in the Sachs lab, Ananya studies how nonsense mediated mRNA decay pathways help cells remove aberrant transcripts to stay healthy.

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Faculty Spotlight: Heath Blackmon

This month’s Faculty Spotlight highlights Dr. Heath Blackmon.  An Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, Dr. Blackmon uses beetles to study evolutionary biology, particularly genome evolution.

Heath Blackmon received […]

Recent News

Recent Publications

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

Hancock ZB, Goeke JA, Wicksten MK (2017) A sea anemone of many names: a review of the taxonomy and distribution of the invasive actiniarian Diadumene lineata (Diadumenidae), with records of its reappearance on the Texas coast. ZooKeys 706: 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.706.19848

Smarsh, Grace C., and Michael Smotherman. “Behavioral response to conspecific songs on foraging territories of the heart-nosed bat.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71.10 (2017): 142. http://rdcu.be/vMpH

Means, DB, Lamb, JY, Bernardo, J. A new species of dusky salamander (Amphibia: Plethodontidae: Desmognathus) from the Eastern Gulf Coastal Plain of the United States and a redescription of D. auriculatus. Zootaxa. 2017;4263 (3):467-506.; :.PubMed PMID:28609856.

Amon, D.J., A.F. Ziegler, J.C. Drazen, A.V. Grischenko, A.B. Leitner, D.J. Lindsay, J.R. Voigt, M.K. Wicksten, C.M. Young, C.R. Smith. 2017. Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora, Mollusca. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e14598. 95 pp.;

Detwiler, JT, Caballero, IC, Criscione, CD. Role of parasite transmission in promoting inbreeding: I. Infection intensities drive individual parasite selfing rates. Mol. Ecol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1111/mec.14211. PubMed PMID:28626938.

Detwiler, JT, Criscione, CD. Role of parasite transmission in promoting inbreeding: II. Pedigree reconstruction reveals sib-transmission and consequent kin-mating. Mol. Ecol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1111/mec.14210. PubMed PMID:28626973.

Means, D.B., Lamb, J. and Bernardo, J. 2017. A new species of dusky salamander (Amphibia: Plethodontidae: Desmognathus) from the Eastern Gulf Coastal Plain and a redescription of D. auriculatus. Zootaxa 4263(3): 467–506. http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4263.3.3

Upcoming Events

Jan 16

Seminar: Ty Hendrick

January 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Seminar: Rita Tamayo

January 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Seminar: Nicholas Spitzer

January 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm