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Rachel Carmickle and John Horner recently presented at the Texas Tech 8th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium

Rachel Carmickle and John Horner recently presented at the Texas Tech 8th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium, Lubbock, Texas. Carmickle, R. and J. Horner. 2017. Losses to a specialist herbivore in a carnivorous plant. Texas Tech 8th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium, Lubbock, Texas.

Chumchal Lab published work on predictors and immunological consequences of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats

Becker, D., M.M. Chumchal, A. Bentz, S. Platt, G. Czirják, T. Rainwater, S. Altizer, Sonia, D. Streicker. 2017. Predictors and immunological consequences of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170073.

CHUMCHAL/DRENNER AND JEFFRIES LABS PRESENT RESEARCH AND RECEIVE PRESENTATION AWARDS AT THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY MEETING

Members of the Chumchal and Drenner Lab, Celeste Ortega-Rodriguez (MS 2017) Maddy Hannappel (BS 2017, MS 2019), as well as members of the Jeffries Lab, Peter Bruns (MS 2017), Haley Egan (BS 2017), Julie Krzykwa (MS 2017, PhD 2020), Kyle Roush (BS 2016, MS 2018), Leah Thornton (MS 2015, PhD 2020) attended and presented several […]

Gunnar Nystrom, Departmental Honors in Biology undergraduate, wins 2017 TCU Boller Award

Biology major, Gunnar Nystrom, wins 2017 TCU Boller Award.  Gunnar Nystrom, Departmental Honors in Biology undergraduate, wins the 2017 TCU Boller Award for his Honors thesis presentation.  Gunnar’s topic was “Cause for Concern: Biological Implications of Heavy Metal Contamination in Kazakhstan’s Syr Darya River”   Supervising Professor: Dr. Marlo Jeffries

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 […]