Billie Goolsby (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and Elena Newmark (Biology, Specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology) were recently honored with the 2017/2018 Marion Kramer Award. This award is given to high-achieving female students majoring in Biology. The award was established in 2001 in honor of Dr. Marion Kramer who earned her Bachelor’s degree... More
Linnea Smith is investigating the leaf longevity of evergreen species at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain as the focus of her UROP research, working with Biology Professor Richard Primack.
Ph.D. candidate, Tim Maguire, of the Fulweiler lab has been highlighted by the Council of Graduate Schools. Tim’s research investigates the effects of climate change on silica production in trees and his dissertation defense is scheduled for next week. See more at http://cgsnet.org/gradimpact-understanding-how-climate-change-may-profoundly-impact-ecosystem
PhD candidate,Katey Lesneski, of the Kaufman lab recently returned from the Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS) in South Korea where she presented her research on techniques she is using for long-term studies to identify colonies suitable for reef restoration. "The seminar was a great way to meet other leading women in STEM, whether they... More
PhD candidate Amanda Gallinat and Professor Richard Primack’s article titled Spring Budburst in a Changing Climate, published in American Scientist’s March/April 2016 volume, won an a Gold EXCEL Award. Congratulations to Gallinat and Professor Primack!
PhD candidate, Katey Lesneski, of the Kaufman lab was awarded a Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant. These competitive grants were established to provide individual species conservation initiatives. Katey's project will focus on identifying bleaching-resistant colonies of the endangered staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, in Turneffe Atoll, Belize for conservation and restoration.
PhD candidate, Evan Kristiansen, of the Mullen lab was recently awarded a $10,000 American Genetic Association (AGA) grant for his research linking genomic patterns of divergence and introgression across a butterfly hybrid zone. Evan was one of 6 recipients to receive this award out of 74 applicants. He will be completing research during the fall and spring... More
Dominic Kemmett, a Biology major with a specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology, won 4th prize in the Student Book Collecting Contest sponsored by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. He was awarded at a ceremony held on April 19, 2017. Congratulations, Dominic!
Congratulations to the undergraduate Biology and BMB classes of 2017!
PhD candidate, Michaela Smith, of the Frydman Lab recently published an article for The Conversation featuring her research with Wolbachia mosquitos and Zika.