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Phil Hartman co-authors article that appeared in Nature on A natural variant and engineered mutation in a GPCR promote DEET resistance in C. elegans

Phil Hartman is a coauthor on an article (A natural variant and engineered mutation in a GPCR promote DEET resistance in C. elegans) that appeared in this week’s issue of Nature (562:119-123) (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0546-8).   The project was initiated at TCU and completed at the Rockefeller Institute.  Anh Nguyen, currently a physician practicing in the Houston area, […]

Jeffries lab publishes research on the impacts of flame retardants on immune function

Jeffries lab publishes research on the impacts of flame retardants on immune function. Leah Thornton (MS Biology 2015, PhD 2020), Elise Path (BS Biology 2016), Gunnar Nystrom (BS Biology 2017), Dr. Barney Venables (professor at UNT) and Dr. Jeffries, published an article in Fish and Shellfish Immunology entitled “Embryo-larval BDE-47 exposure causes decreased pathogen resistance […]

Kyle Roush authors publication detailing research aimed at optimizing the fathead minnow fish embryo toxicity (FET) test

Kyle Roush authors publication detailing research aimed at optimizing the fathead minnow fish embryo toxicity (FET) test. Kyle (BS Biology 2016, MS Biology 2018) along with co-authors, Julie Krzykwa (MS Biology 2017, PhD Biology 2020), Jacob Malmquist (BS Biology 2016, MS Biology 2018), Dane Stephens (BS Biology 2015) and Dr. Marlo Jeffries, published an article […]

The Williams lab published a paper on Genetic structure of Hydrilla verticillata L.f. Royle in eastern China and the Republic of Korea: implications for surveys of biological control agents for the invasive monoecious biotype

The Williams lab just published a paper. Williams DA, NE Harms, MJ Grodowitz, and M Purcell. 2018. Genetic structure of Hydrilla verticillata L.f. Royle in eastern China and the Republic of Korea: implications for surveys of biological control agents for the invasive monoecious biotype. Aquatic Botany 149:17-27. This study is a collaboration with the US […]

The Chumchal lab has published the following manuscript on Mercury bioaccumulation in bats reflects phylogeny and dietary connectivity to aquatic food webs

The Chumchal lab has published the following manuscript: Becker, D., M.M. Chumchal, H. Broders, J. Korstian*, T. Rainwater, S. Platt, N. Simmons, M. Fenton. 2018. Mercury bioaccumulation in bats reflects phylogeny and dietary connectivity to aquatic food webs, Environmental Pollution, 233:1076-1085. The work is a collaboration between researchers from University of Georgia, University of Waterloo, […]

The TCU Aquatic Ecology lab has recently published a paper on Seasonality of dipteran-mediated methyl mercury flux from ponds

The TCU Aquatic Ecology lab has recently published a paper: Chumchal, M.M., R.W. Drenner, M.N. Hall**, D.K. Polk**, E.B. Williams*, C.L. Ortega-Rodriguez*, J.H. Kennedy. 2018. Seasonality of dipteran-mediated methyl mercury flux from ponds, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37: 1846-1851. The paper was based in part on the undergraduate honors thesis of two Biology majors**, MacGregor […]

Jenny Korstian, former graduate student, Matt Chumchal and Amanda Hale have published the following manuscript on Mercury contamination in bats from the central United States

Jenny Korstian, former graduate student, Matt Chumchal and Amanda Hale have published the following manuscript: Korstian, J.M.*, M.M. Chumchal, V.J. Bennett, A.M. Hale. 2018. Mercury contamination in bats from the central United States, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37:160-165. Tory Bennett from Environmental Science was also a coauthor.

Chumchal/Drenner lab made presentations at several meetings this spring and summer

Members of the Chumchal/Drenner lab made presentations at several meetings this spring and summer. The presentation authors include graduate students Chris Gerstle, Maddy Hannappel, and Spencer Weinstein and undergraduate students Amal Khan and Garret Wallace. Other collaborators are from Environment and Climate Change Canada, St. Mary’s University, McMaster University and University of Saskatchewan. Society for […]

The Chumchal lab published a paper on Correspondence between mercury contamination and trophic position in marine and terrestrial avian species from northwest Greenland

The Chumchal lab has published the following manuscript: Burnham, J., K. Burnham, M.M. Chumchal, J. Johnson, and J. Welker. 2018. Correspondence between mercury contamination and trophic position in marine and terrestrial avian species from northwest Greenland. Polar Biology, 41: 1475-1491. The work is a collaboration between researchers from Augustana College, High Arctic Institute, University of […]

Chumchal lab publishes paper on Mercury bioaccumulation in bats reflects phylogeny and dietary connectivity to aquatic food webs

The Chumchal lab has published the following manuscript: Becker, D., M.M. Chumchal, H. Broders, J. Korstian*, T. Rainwater, S. Platt, N. Simmons, M. Fenton. 2018. Mercury bioaccumulation in bats reflects phylogeny and dietary connectivity to aquatic food webs, Environmental Pollution, 233:1076-1085. The work is a collaboration between researchers from University of Georgia, University of Waterloo, […]