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Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Beagle

This Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Sarah Beagle. A Biology Graduate student in the Lockless Lab, and an avid Kansas fan, Sarah studies K+ channels in the bacteria E. coli.

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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 […]

Graduate Student Spotlight: Kushan Gunawardhana

This Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Kushan Gunawardhana.  A graduate student in Dr. Paul Hardin’s lab, Kushan generated the first adult mutants of a vrille lethal gene mutant in Drosophila, and works in the Biological Clocks […]

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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

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