The Biology Advisory Board has issued a challenge match for alumni and friends! They ask for donations totaling $25,000 by December 25th, and they will match the donations dollar-for-dollar. That’s $50,000 to support new exciting research initiatives in the Department of Biology. Please help us meet this challenge. You will receive more email info soon. Go online to learn more and make a donation
The Biology Department Holiday Party is approaching! It will take place on Thursday, December 8th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the Genome Sciences Building, Lower Level Lobby. Lunch will be provided by “Al’s Burger Shack”. What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some good food and fellowship before heading off for the holidays. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Bob P. Goldstein, for being named the “James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor of Biology”. “Goldstein’s research focuses on mechanisms of cell shape change that drive cells from the surface of an embryo to the interior, a process important to the formation of the brain and spinal cord in humans.” READ MORE >>
Congratulations to Amanda Lohmann (undergraduate, Ty Hedrick’s lab) for her paper in The Biological Bulletin titled: “Covering Ground: Movement Patterns and Random Walk Behavior in Aquilonastra anomala Sea Stars”. In this paper, Amanda uses data collected from sea stars foraging in a tank to examine how these animals change their behavior in response to a food cue and relate these changes to Lévy walks and other idealized foraging models. READ MORE >>