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Two TCU Biology Students are Boller Award Finalists

As part of the TCU College of Science and Engineering Honors Research Symposium, the CSE was tasked with selecting three student presenters to compete in the University-wide Boller Award Competition based on their Honor Thesis Presentation. The Boller Award Competition is a way to recognize outstanding student presentations.   The 2017 CSE Boller Finalists (in […]

Maddy Bush, undergraduate student in Shauna McGillivray’s lab, was awarded first prize for an oral presentation given at the Texas Branch ASM meeting

Maddy Bush, undergraduate student in Shauna McGillivray’s lab, was awarded first prize for an oral presentation given at the Texas Branch ASM meeting. Bush, M.** , K.M. Claunch*, J. Malmquist*, C.R. Evans*, and S.M. McGillivray, 2016, Role of the ClpXP protease in antibiotic resistance in B. anthracis and S. aureus, Spring Meeting of the Texas […]

Williams Lab publishes papers on Determining Population Size of Marine Otters and Hydrilla hybridizations

The Williams Lab has published two papers: Biffi, D.* and D.A. Williams, 2017, Use of non-invasive techniques to determine population size of the marine otter in two regions of Peru, Mammalian Biology, v. 84, p. 12-19. This work was from the thesis research of Daniella Biffi (M.S. Biology, 2014) and was also presented at the […]

Williams Lab Awarded Grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to Study Diet in the Texas Horned Lizard

Dean Williams has been awarded a grant of just under $10K from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to study diet in the Texas horned lizard.

Dr. Clark Jones is awarded the 2016 Deans’ Teaching Award

Dr. Clark Jones, Instructor of Biology, was awarded the 2016 Deans’ Teaching Award for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching at the TCU December Commencement ceremony. The Deans’ Teaching Award recognizes the extraordinary creative teaching and scholarship that occurs at TCU, where three faculty members in each of the major academic disciplines of the university […]

JEFFRIES LAB PRESENTS RESEARCH AT THE SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY WORLD CONGRESS; JULIE KRYZKWA, KYLE ROUSH AND GUNNAR NYSTROM RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR THEIR PRESENTATIONS

Peter Bruns (MS 2017), Julie Krzykwa (MS 2017), Gunnar Nystrom (BS 2017), Elise Path (BS 2016), Kyle Roush (BS 2016, MS 2018) and Dr. Marlo Jeffries (Assistant Professor of Biology) attended and presented several platforms and posters at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 7th World Congress/37th North America Meeting in Orlando, FL. Full […]

Madeline Bush (McGillivray lab) received first place for undergraduate poster presentation in medical microbiology at the American Society of Microbiology Texas Branch Fall Meeting

Madeline Bush received first place for undergraduate poster presentation in medical microbiology at the American Society of Microbiology Texas Branch Fall Meeting at UT-Dallas last Friday. Her poster also included contributions from former graduate students Kevin Claunch and Chris Evans as well as current graduate student Jacob Malmquist. Madeline Bush, Kevin Claunch, Chris Evans, Jacob […]

Dr. Jessica Evert and Dr. Chris Wilson were visiting scholars for the Global Impact on Healthcare Event

Dr. Jessica Evert, CFHI Executive Director, and Dr. Chris Wilson, Senior Advisor for the Discovery and Translational Science Global Health Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke on the ethical and cultural awareness aspects of Global Health. Dr. Clark Jones organized two days of classroom visits by the visiting scholars and moderated the […]

JEFFRIES LAB GIVES THREE PRESENTATIONS AT THE LONE STAR CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY MEETING; JULIE KRZYKWA RECEIVES PRESENTATION AWARD

Three members of the Jeffries lab, Leah Thornton (University of North Texas PhD student co-advised by Dr. Jeffries), Julie Krzykwa (Biology MS, 2017) and Meriel LeSueur (Biology BS, 2017) attended and presented their research at the Lone Star Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Meeting in Waco, TX. Leah presented a poster detailing her research […]

BIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATES CHRISTY SMITH AND GUNNAR NYSTROM REPRESENT TCU AT THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HONORS COUNCIL CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE.

Christy Smith (Biology, BS) and Gunnar Nystrom (Biology, BS) were selected by the John V. Roach Honors College to participate in the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference held in Seattle, WA. Christy presented a poster detailing her Honors research project conducted in Dr. Matt Hale’s lab aimed at determining the location of genes connected to […]