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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date posted: September 29th, 2016
Robin Snyder recently agreed to join the editorial board of Ecology Letters. Ecology Letters is a high visibility, rapid response journal with a current acceptance rate of 9%.
Date posted: August 19th, 2016
Biology’s Valerie Haywood presents at American Society of Plant Biologists annual conference
Valerie Haywood, senior instructor of biology, presented her ongoing work in undergraduate biology education at Plant Biology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists, in Austin, Texas, in July. …Read more.
Date posted: July 13th, 2016
CWRU Biology Department doctoral student Hilary Rollins was awarded the Frederick H. Stoye Award in Ecology and Ethology at the 2016 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists for her presentation “How do climate-change induced phenological shifts alter terrestrial competition between two amphibians?” Hilary described the results of research that she has been conducting at the CWRU Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms on the effects of climate change on amphibian ecology. …Read more.
Date posted: July 11th, 2016
Date posted: June 2nd, 2016
Biology PhD candidate Sydney Brannoch and her research advisor, Dr. Gavin Svenson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, have been featured across several news outlets for the paper that Brannoch recently published in which she identifies a new species of praying mantis: Ilomantis ginsburgae. …Read more.
Date posted: April 27th, 2016
Students from Dr. Dianne Kube’s Microbiology class visited sophomore students and their teacher, Catherine Herman, at Ginn Academy in Cleveland. They were taking part in a nation-wide collaboration with Yale University – Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in the Environment (PARE). …Read more.
Date posted: March 14th, 2016
Led by grad student Michael Moore, Dr. Martin’s lab has a new publication out: “The predictability and magnitude of life-history divergence to ecological agents of selection: a meta-analysis in livebearing fishes” in the journal Ecology Letters. …Read more.