News & Announcements

Tenure Track Cell and Molecular Biologist/Biochemist Position

The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2016. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community

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Associate Professor Luana Maroja publishes in G3

Characterizing the extent of genomic differentiation between recently diverged lineages provides an important context for understanding the early stages of speciation. When such lineages form discrete hybrid zones, patterns of differential introgression allow direct estimates of which genome regions are likely involved in speciation and local adaptation. Here we use a backcross experimental design to

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Announcing the 2015-16 Colloquium Schedule!!

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Students Publish in the American Journal of Physiology

Group Housing and Nest Building Only Slightly Ameliorate the Cold Stress of Typical Housing in in Female C57BL/6J Mice Rebecca L Maher , Shayna M Barbash , Daniel V Lynch , Steven John Swoap American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology Published 15 April 2015 Vol. no. , DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00407.201 Abstract Huddling

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Commencement 2015

The Biology Department invites all seniors and their families and friends to a commencement breakfast at 8:00am on commencement morning.

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Thesis Students: Poster Presentation Guidelines

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Annual Biology & Chemistry Picnic

If you are a bio or chem student, join us Friday, May 15th at 3:30pm in the quad.  Games, food and beer!!!

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Steve Swoap on NPR!!

Listen to an interview with Professor Steve Swoap on NPR on hibernation in the mammalian world.

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Q&A: Matt Carter talks Grad School, Papers, and Effortless Perfection

Check out Meagan Goldman’s ‘16 Q&A with Assistant Professor Matt Carter in The ScientEphic.

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Pre-Registration Advising Hours (and Pizza Party)

Join us on Monday, April 27th at noon in TBL 211 for a pizza lunch and to hear bio faculty give a brief overview of the course they’re teaching next fall. Pre-Reg Advising Hours 2015

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Reid Pryzant ’16 Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

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Workshop for creating your thesis poster!!!

To help you prepare and present your poster for the thesis poster presentations (on May 8th), the Biology Department will be having a poster design workshop during our normally scheduled seminar time on Friday, April 24 at 1:10pm in TBL 112.  This workshop will provide advice on how to prepare, design, print, and present your

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Unmasking host and microbial strategies in the Agrobacterium-plant defense tango

by  Elizabeth E. Hwang ’13, Melinda B. Wang ’14, Janis E. Bravo and Lois M. Banta*

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Matt Carter Gets Published…4 times!!

Carter ME, Han S, Palmiter RD (2015)  Parabrachial Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Neurons Mediate Conditioned Taste Aversion. Journal of Neuroscience  35(11):4582-4586. Bonnavion P, Jackson AC, Carter ME, de Lecea L (2015)   Antagonistic interplay between hypocretin and leptin in the lateral hypothalamus regulates stress responses.  Nature Communications.  19;6:6266. Carter ME, Shieh JC (2015) Guide to Research

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Ben Carone Publishes in the Journal Genes and Development

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Biology Department Info Session & Open House

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Honors and Summer Research Deadline, January 30th

The deadline to apply to the honors program and/or the summer research program is January 30th.  Information and applications can be found here. There will be an open house for those students interested in doing a thesis as well as students considering summer research.   Information Session: Tuesday, January 20th @ 7pm in TBL 112

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Sigma Xi Lecture: The Neuroscience Behind a Good Night’s Sleep

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Pre-Registration Pizza Lunch

Monday, October 27th at noon in TBL 211.  Come have free pizza and have an opportunity to hear from professors about their spring classes.  There will be time for questions.

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Erik Tilman ’10 and Steve Swoap publish in PLoS One

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