Department of Biology

Ana Locci
Ana Locci

University Farm featured in Chagrin Valley Times

Date posted: February 3rd, 2016

Professor Christopher Cullis, Margaret Cullis, and University Farm Director Ana Locci are featured in an article about the Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms, owned by Case Western Reserve University. Read a PDF of the article here. …Read more.

Kathy Krynak
Kathy Krynak

Biology post doc receives Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Grant

Date posted: January 29th, 2016

Katherine Krynak, a Post Doc in the lab of Dr. Ryan Martin, has recieved a Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Grant.
Katherine will be studying the effects of introduced rainbow trout on native glassfrog populations on the Western Slope of the Andes mountains in northern Ecuador. …Read more.

Sydney Brannoch
Sydney Brannoch

Doctoral student discovers new mantis among french collection

Date posted: January 28th, 2016

While studying the insect collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle of Paris, France, Sydney Brannoch, a Ph.D. student working at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History uncovered a small, leaf-dwelling praying mantis with unique features collected from Madagascar in 2001. …Read more.

jess in lab
jess in lab

Jessica Fox awarded Young Investigator Grant

Date posted: January 15th, 2016

Dr. Fox has been awarded a Young Investigator grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The title of Jess’ project is “Mechanosensory And Visual Integration For Fly Takeoff And Flight.” Here is link to the AFOSR announcement with the list of funded projects http://www.wpafb.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123466938. …Read more.

Selfie at the hospital
Selfie at the hospital

Two Biology employees featured on Channel 3 news in feel good story.

Date posted: January 14th, 2016

Binh To-Thorne, lab manager, and Katie Bingman, Undergraduate Coordinator, are featured on a Channel 3 news story about Adele lyrics that were posted in the windows of Rainbow Babies Hospital and Clapp Hall. …Read more.

Benard_ArtSci
Benard_ArtSci

Rebecca Benard featured in Art Sci magazine

Date posted: December 2nd, 2015

Wittke Award-winner Rebecca Benard and her colleagues transform their teaching. Click here to read the whole article. …Read more.

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Valerie-Haywood2014-500x603

Valerie Haywood joins governing board of PKAL

Date posted: November 17th, 2015

Biology’s Valerie Haywood named to governing board of Ohio-Project Kaleidoscope
Valerie Haywood, senior instructor in the Department of Biology, recently joined the governing board of the Ohio-Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), a region network of the national organization. …Read more.

Post Docs in Biology release a software package

Date posted: October 28th, 2015

Researchers in Dr. Karen Abbott’s lab recently released a software package for studying stochastic dynamical systems. The package, written for the programming language R, is called QPot (short for quasi-potential, which is one of its primary analytic tools). …Read more.

jean burns
jean burns

Biology’s Jean Burns to be interviewed this weekend

Date posted: October 15th, 2015

Tune into WINT 1330 AM on Saturday, October 17th to hear Chris Bond interview Dr. Jean Burns about invasive species on his radio program “Keeping it Green.”
EDIT: Here is a link to download the show!  …Read more.

Michael Moore
Michael Moore

PhD Student Michael Moore publishes in Ecology

Date posted: September 23rd, 2015

Michael Moore, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Ryan Martin, has a new paper published in the prestigious journal Ecology, stemming from work conducted during his masters thesis. Follow the link to learn more. …Read more.

wood frog
wood frog

Road salt causes odd growth spurts, early mortality in NE Ohio frogs, CWRU study finds

Date posted: August 20th, 2015

A team of biologists [lead by the Department of Biology’s Dr. Mike Benard] from Case Western Reserve University suspected millions of tons of salt dumped each winter on our roadways couldn’t possibly be good for ponds and wetlands, and they launched a research project to find out the extent of the harm. …Read more.

Biology PhD student Kyle Logue publishes in Molecular Ecology.

Date posted: July 30th, 2015

Kyle Logue, in the lab of Dr. Peter Zimmerman, has published in Molecular Ecology. “Whole-genome sequencing reveals absence of recent gene flow and separate demographic histories for Anopheles punctulatus mosquitoes in Papua New Guinea.” Read the article here. …Read more.