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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:
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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.

Biology Professor Robin Snyder joins editorial board at Ecology Letters

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%.
Ecology Letters
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Dr. Valerie Haywood presents at the American Society of Plant Biologists.

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.

Hilary Rollins awarded Frederick H. Stoye Award in Ecology and Ethology

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.

Like humans, lowly cockroach uses a GPS to get around, scientists find

Date posted: July 11th, 2016

Lead author, PhD student Adrienn G. Varga, and her P.I., Dr. Roy Ritzmann, have been published in Current Biology. Read more about by clicking here! …Read more.

CWRU and Cleveland Museum of Natural History Researchers featured across several news outlets

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.

Microbiology students attend local High School as part of nation-wide collaboration

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.

Dr. Ryan Martin’s lab publishes in Ecology Letters

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.

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.

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.

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