News & Announcements

Assistant Professor Ron Bassar publishes in Copeia

Local Adaptation in Trinidadian Guppies Alters Stream Ecosystem Structure at Landscape Scales despite High Environmental Variability. Troy N. Simon, Ronald D. Bassar, Andrew J. Binderup, Alex S. Flecker, Mary C. Freeman, James F. Gilliam, Michael C. Marshall, Steven A. Thomas, Joseph Travis, David N. Reznick, and Catherine… Continue reading »

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If you have questions about study abroad, Whitehead, Graduate School, WSP 99’s, BIOL 101, BIOL 22, Summer Research or placement exams, contact one of our advisors who are happy to help. Continue reading »

Two Tenure-Track Professors to Start this Fall

This year the biology department welcomes two new faculty members, Ronald Bassar and David Loehlin. Ron starts in the Fall 2017 semester as Assistant Professor.  Ron is an evolutionary ecologist and comes to us following post-doctoral research at the University of Oxford with Tim Coulson studying the ecological and… Continue reading »

Professor Chen Publishes Three Papers

Luo R, Chen PW, Wagenbach M, Jian X, Jenkins L, Wordeman L, Randazzo PA. J Biol Chem (2016).  Direct functional interaction of the kinesin-13 family member kinesin-like protein 2A (Kif2A) and Arf GAP with GTP-binding protein-like, ankyrin repeats and PH domains 1 (AGAP1).  doi:10.1074/jbc.A116.732479 Vitali T, Girald-Berlingeri S,… Continue reading »

A New Species of Firefly?!?!?

Abstract Fireflies in the genus Photinus are well regarded for their luminescent nocturnal courtship displays. Here we report on a new firefly species, Photinus interdius, which is remarkable for its fully diurnal and luminescent courtship protocol. Continue reading »

Honors and Summer Research Open House

The deadline to apply to the honors program and/or the summer research program is February 10th.  Information and applications can be found here.  There will be an open house and information session for those students interested in doing a thesis as well as students considering summer… Continue reading »

Erica Chang ’18 and Katie Swoap ’17 won honorable mention in the best undergraduate poster competition at the 100th Western Society of Naturalists meeting

Erica Chang and Katie Swoap won honorable mention in the best undergraduate poster competition at the 100th Western Society of Naturalists meeting in Monterey, CA, November 10-13, 2016.  Their poster was titled “Fluctuating temperatures and thermal stress in mussels: time-dependent responses in respiration, gene expression and growth. ” by Erica… Continue reading »

Professor Tim Lebestky published in G3

A Genetic Screen to Assess Dopamine Receptor (DopR1) Dependent Sleep Regulation in Drosophila Yiqin Jiang1, Elise Pitmon1, Jack Berry1, Fred W. Wolf2, Zach McKenzie1 and Tim J. Lebestky1 Abstract Sleep is an essential behavioral state of rest that is regulated by homeostatic drives to ensure a balance of… Continue reading »

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