Texas A&M Department of Biology 2017-08-15T14:27:05+00:00

Graduate Student Spotlight: Rahamthulla Shaik

Up next in the Graduate Student Spotlight, we highlight Dr. Rahamthulla Shaik, who recently defended his dissertation, “Chloroplast division protein ARC3: Effects on FtsZ2 assembly GTPase activity”.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mike Smotherman

This month’s Faculty Spotlight highlights Dr. Mike Smotherman.  An Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Chair for Texas A&M’s Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN), Dr. Smotherman uses bats to study neuroethology in animals with […]

Graduate Student Spotlight: Husniye Kantarci

Up next in the Graduate Student Spotlight, we are highlighting Dr. Husniye Kantarci who recently defended her dissertation, “Reverse And Forward Genetics Approaches Reveal the Gene Networks that Regulate  Development of Inner Ear Neurons.” […]

Recent Publications

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

Wicksten, M., De Grave, S., France, S., Kelley, C. 2017. Presumed filter-feeding in a deep-sea benthic shrimp (Decapoda, Caridea, Stylodactylidae), with records of the deepest occurrence of carideans. ZooKeys 646: 17-23. doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.646.10969 PubMed PMID:28228673.

Blank, H.M., Perez, R., He, C., Maitra, N., Metz, R., Hill, J., Lin, Y., Johnson, C.D., Bankaitis, V.A., Kennedy, B.K., Aramayo, R., Polymenis, M. 2017. Translational control of lipogenic enzymes in the cell cycle of synchronous, growing yeast cells. EMBO J. doi: 10.15252/embj.201695050 PubMed PMID: 28057705.

Upcoming Events

Fri 25

3rd Annual Dept. Kick-Ball Game

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 28
Tue 29

Seminar: Mike Smotherman

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sep 05

Seminar: Angela Hawkins & Kathleen McAllister

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sep 12

Seminar: Wayne Versaw

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sep 19

Seminar: Randy Morgenstein

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm