Incoming Assistant Professor Profiled by the Genetics Society of America

Incoming Biology (and EEB) faculty member Heath Blackmon was recently featured on the Genetics Society of America’s Genes to Genomes blog.  The spotlight highlights the outreach, leadership and research – using beetles and rodents to study sex chromosomes, structural genome evolution, and quantitative genetics – that Dr. Blackmon will be bringing to College Station this fall.

2017-06-16T10:37:27+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Graduate Student Spotlight: Grace Smarsh

In the spotlight this month is Dr. Grace Smarsh (Smotherman Lab), a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and current Fulbright fellow.  Grace recently defended her dissertation “Behavioral ecology of singing in the heart-nosed bat, Cardioderma cor,” and will continue her postdoctoral studies on bats at Tel Aviv University this fall.

I grew up in western New Jersey near Clinton, a picturesque, somewhat rural part of NJ that is almost equidistant between Philadelphia and New York City. I spent a lot of time playing sports (largely fencing and skiing), participating in environmental or animal-related activities, […]

2017-07-03T12:03:09+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Graduate Student Spotlight|Tags: , |

Faculty Spotlight: Steve Lockless

This month’s Faculty Spotlight highlights Dr. Steve Lockless ’97.  A former Aggie (Molecular and Cell Biology) and current Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, Dr. Lockless uses bacterial tetrameric cation channels as a model to study how biological systems are built to efficiently propagate signals.

Steve Lockless was the first in his family to attend college and received his BS degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Texas A&M in 1997.  He continued on to earn a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas with Dr. Rama Ranganathan, where he first […]

2017-06-09T12:46:58+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Faculty Spotlight|Tags: , |

Gomer honored with 2017 Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award

Biology’s Dr. Richard Gomer was recently recognized by the Texas A&M chapter of the Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi as the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award. For more information about the award, and Dr. Gomer’s accomplishments in research and teaching, check out the recent profile from the College of Science!

2017-06-06T15:33:47+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |