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The Chumchal/Drenner lab made presentations at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  Scientific Symposium in Boulder, Colorado

The Chumchal/Drenner lab made presentations at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  Scientific Symposium in Boulder, Colorado last week.   Maddy Hannappel (MS Biology 2019) presented a platform presentation at SETAC titled “The Effect of Body Size on Mercury Concentrations […]

Students in the Stewart Lab presented their research at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and a regional meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Students in the Stewart Lab presented their research at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and a regional meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Christine Hurd (MS Biology 2020) presented a poster at ASHG and a talk in the PALB2 breakout session both titled “Classifying variants of unknown significance […]

Two students from the Amanda Hale & Dean Williams labs recently presented their research at scientific meetings

Two students from the Amanda Hale & Dean Williams labs recently presented their research at scientific meetings. Tom Stevens is a Ph.D. candidate and Austin Chipps is a MS student. TCU faculty co-authors include Amanda Hale and Dean Williams. Dr. Sara Weaver is on the faculty at Texas A&M San Antonio.   * denotes graduate […]

Michael Sawey and April Sawey (PhD in Science Education from TCU in ’09) co-authored a textbook entitled Issues in Biology.

Michael Sawey and April Sawey (PhD in Science Education from TCU in ’09) co-authored a textbook entitled Issues in Biology. Specifically written to appeal to the general public, this text is geared toward non-Biology majors. Issues in Biology focuses on increasing a student’s scientific literacy and Biology knowledge by using current, relevant issues that affect all […]

Angel Guyton, a Biology major and aspiring pediatrician from Arlington, TX, is the first recipient of the TCU’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Scholarship

Our Biology students are go-getters. Angel Guyton, a Biology major and aspiring pediatrician from Arlington, TX, is no exception! Angel is the first recipient of the TCU’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Scholarship, which provides financial support to students interested in and committed to issues of violence facing indigenous women. Angel recognizes that “there […]

The Chumchal/Drenner lab just had a manuscript titled “Relationship between methyl mercury contamination and proportion of aquatic and terrestrial prey in diets of shoreline spiders” published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

The Chumchal/Drenner lab just had a manuscript titled “Relationship between methyl mercury contamination and proportion of aquatic and terrestrial prey in diets of shoreline spiders” published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  This study demonstrated for the first time that the degree of connectivity to invertebrate prey in aquatic food webs determines methyl mercury contamination of […]

The McGillivray lab manuscript “Galleria mellonella as an infection model for Bacillus anthracis Sterne” was published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

The McGillivray lab just had their manuscript entitled “Galleria mellonella as an infection model for Bacillus anthracis Sterne” published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.  This study demonstrated that the larvae of the greater wax moth, G. mellonella, can serve as an effective model system for the bacterial pathogen B. anthracis and will open […]

Amanda Hale’s lab presented work on Impacts of Wind Energy on Wildlife, Co-Authored a Report in ESA and a Book Chapter on Renewable Energy

Amanda Hale’s lab gave a presentation at an international meeting on the impacts of wind energy on wildlife, and has co-authored one peer-edited report (published by the Ecological Society of America) and one book chapter in an edited volume on renewable energy and wildlife conservation (published by Johns Hopkins University Press).   TCU authors include […]

Dr. Mike Misamore was awarded a grant for $37,000 from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Dr. Mike Misamore was awarded a grant for $37,000 from Texas Parks and Wildlife for his project  on “Growth, survival and reproductive success of zebra mussels in Texas lakes.” The award is for one year.

The Williams lab presented a variety of horned lizard talks and published two horned lizard papers

The Williams lab presented a variety of horned lizard talks (with a side of seafood mislabeling) and published two horned lizard papers. TCU faculty authors include, Matt Chumchal, Amanda Hale, Molly Weinburgh, and Dean Williams.  Current TCU graduate student authors include Daniella Biffi, Steven Mirkin, and Mary Tucker. Other authors are faculty and students from […]