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Graduate Student Spotlight: Allison Wilkes

This Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Allison Wilkes, a Marine Biology student who studies marine fish and their endocrinology.  Allison uses red drum as a model for the thyroid endocrine system to learn how they obtain […]

3rd Annual Department of Biology Kickball Game

The 3rd Annual Department of Biology Kickball game was held on September 1st, 2017 at Tanglewood Park.

The Faculty and Staff team, the “Mighty Chondria” vs the Graduate Student team, the “Chloro Blasts” faced off in […]

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”.

I grew up in […]

Recent News

Recent Publications

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

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.

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Seminar: Ed Luk

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Seminar: Gerard Wong

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Seminar: José Alonso

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