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2018 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

Date posted: April 18th, 2018

Can you help find 100 species at the CWRU Farm?
As part of the 2018 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, we will document as many species as we can find at the University Farm. …Read more.

Dr. Sarah Diamond elected Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

Date posted: March 15th, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2018 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. …Read more.

Former graduate students in Biology featured in “The Atlantic.”

Date posted: March 8th, 2018

Please take a few minutes to read this beautiful description of the ongoing collaboration between CWRU Department of Biology and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Elena Less (GRS ’12), the zoo’s associate animal curator, began her research on altering gorilla diets as a PhD student in biology. …Read more.

Success in reproduction is mostly about “not dying.” CWRU faculty member Robin Snyder featured in article.

Date posted: March 6th, 2018

It’s mostly a matter of not dying,” says Stephen Ellner, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Ellner and Robin Snyder, associate professor of biology at Case Western Reserve University, are coauthors of the paper in American Naturalist. …Read more.

bio[box] Grand Opening

Date posted: February 14th, 2018

The Department of Biology’s newly created collaborative learning/research space, called bio[box], provides undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers with the space, tools, and instrumentation to facilitate collaborative learning and research.
The grand opening was held on Tuesday, February 6th. …Read more.

Graduate Student in Biology awarded top prize.

Date posted: February 14th, 2018

Graduate Student Riley Tedrow was awarded the William J. Lechel II Memorial Scholarship for the best student presentation at the 2018 Annual Michigan Mosquito Control Conference for his talk
“A Bioplex Assay for the Simultaneous Detection of Mosquito Species, Host, and Plasmodium Parasites in Malagasy Anopheles Mosquitoes” …Read more.

Dr. Darin Croft and graduate student Russell Engelman published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Date posted: January 16th, 2018

Dr. Darin Croft and his graduate student, Russell Engelman, were published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Their paper, “Diversity and disparity of sparassodonts (Metatheria) reveal non-analogue nature of ancient South American mammalian carnivore guilds” can be found here.  …Read more.

Recent graduates of Biology first authors on recent study

Date posted: December 12th, 2017

Two recent graduates of the Department of Biology have been published in Frontiers in Genetics. 
Nikhil is currently working at McKinsey & Company in Cleveland.

Nate Mullin is a technician in Dr. …Read more.

Adjunct Professor of Biology, Dr. Gavin Svenson, honored by Crain’s Cleveland

Date posted: November 27th, 2017

Museum Assistant Director of Science and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Svenson has been named to the Crain’s Cleveland 2017 Class of 40 under 40.  The group is noted for taking a leading role in the Greater Cleveland Business Community. …Read more.

Undergraduate student Uma Mahajan feature in THINK magazine

Date posted: October 19th, 2017

Systems Biology mjaor Uma Mahajan was recently featured in CWRU’s THINK magazine in an article focusing on Summer Research. It can be found here:
 
Summer Research is Captivating Students
  …Read more.

Department of Biology Seminar Series, October 4th at 4pm

Date posted: October 5th, 2017

Department of Biology Seminar Series
10-5-17 @ 4:00pm in DeGrace 312
Katie Stuble, PhD, Holden Arboretum
“Assembling communities in a changing world: how changing climates and invading species are reshaping our ecosystems”
…Read more.

Former student from Jean Burns’s lab starts new job

Date posted: August 22nd, 2017

Former undergraduate in the lab of Dr. Jean Burns, Angela Kaczowka, starts an Assistant Professor of Practice position at Agricultural Education Department, University of Arizona. Congratulations to Angela! …Read more.

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