News & Announcements

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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Joan Edwards Publishes in Current Biology

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3 Williams Grads published in the American Journal of Physiology

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Lois Banta Publishes in PLoS One

16S rRNA Gene Survey of Microbial Communities in Winogradsky Columns. Rundell EA, Banta LM, Ward DV, Watts CD, Birren B, Esteban DJ. A Winogradsky column is a clear glass or plastic column filled with enriched sediment. Over time, microbial communities in the sediment grow in a stratified ecosystem with an oxic top layer and anoxic sub-surface layers. Winogradsky columns have

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First Days!!

Schedule and Info

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