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Dr. Rich Drushel receives the Wittke Award

Date posted: May 11th, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Dr. Rich Drushel was this year’s recipient of the Wittke Award.
The Carl F. Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a former faculty member, dean and vice president of Western Reserve University. …Read more.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History hosts an entomology themed Think and Drink

Date posted: April 26th, 2017

Take a look at our Facebook post for more pictures from this event!
Click on the link below!
https://www.facebook.com/cwrubiology/
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Dr. Emmitt Jolly a keynote speaker at the March for Science, April 22nd

Date posted: April 17th, 2017

March for Science Cleveland will feature the Department of Biology’s Dr. Emmitt Jolly as the keynote speaker. Click on the link to find more information about the March for Science!
March-for-Science …Read more.

Dr. Ryan Martin published in Science

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

Dr. Martin co-authored a paper published in Science. The paper found that local and regional variation in climate explained patterns of natural selection in the wild. It can be found here:
Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection …Read more.

Sarah Diamond and Ryan Martin’s collaborative article featured in the New York Times

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

A collaborative article by Assistant Professors of Biology, Drs. Sarah Diamond and Ryan Martin, was written about in the NY Times on Monday. You can read the article here:
What Makes a City Ant? …Read more.

Fox Lab paper on the cover of Arthropod Structure and Development

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

Dr. Jessica Fox, Assistant Professor in Biology, had a paper published in Arthropod Structure and Development. She notes the following:
Our paper described the sensory cells at the base of the haltere, a specialized gyroscopic organ in flies. …Read more.

Dr. Ron Oldfield featured in The Daily for fish discovery

Date posted: February 13th, 2017

Biology faculty member Ron Oldfield featured by Case Daily for the discovery of a fish that uses sneaking behavior as a stealth mating strategy. Read the full article by clicking here.  …Read more.

Jennifer Murphy’s paper highlighted as “Editor’s Choice” at the American Journal of Botany

Date posted: January 17th, 2017

Jennifer Muprhy, a graduate student in Dr. Jean Burn’s lab, recently had her paper demonstrating that fixed trait differences, rather than phenotype plasticity are correlated with invasiveness in the Roses named “Editor’s Choice” at the American Journal of Botany. …Read more.

New Assistant Professor in Biology, Sarah Bagby, published in PNAS

Date posted: January 3rd, 2017

Incoming assistant professor Sarah Bagby is lead author on a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) this week. The paper, which will be featured on the cover of the journal’s print edition, is the first analysis of the rates of seafloor biodegradation of the oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico seafloor after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. …Read more.

Biology students win awards at the 2016 Fall Intersections

Date posted: December 16th, 2016

Three undergraduates working under the mentorship of Biology Department faculty won awards at the Fall 2016 CWRU-wide undergraduate research forum, Intersections.  Mahima Devarajan in Dr. Radhika Atit’s lab and Alexandra Faidiga, in Dr. …Read more.

Emmitt Jolly featured in “Think Magazine”

Date posted: November 16th, 2016

Department of Biology faculty member Dr. Emmitt Jolly is featured in Think Magazine and the Case Western Reserve University home page regarding “moments of transformation.” To read his story click here:
Moments of Transformation …Read more.

Emmitt Jolly lab featured in Science Daily for new publication

Date posted: October 5th, 2016

Heat shock protein appears to turn on Schistosoma invasion

The discovery, by a pair of researchers at Case Western Reserve University, is a step toward understanding the lifecycle of the parasites at the molecular level, once they enter the body. …Read more.

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