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Students from the Chumchal/Drenner and Jeffries labs present their research at the South Central Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Meeting

Students from the Chumchal/Drenner and Jeffries labs present their research at the South Central Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Meeting. Maddy Hannappel, April Tran and Miranda Finch receive presentation awards. Maddy Hannappel (BS Biology 2017, MS Biology 2019) and Tom Thalhuber (MS Biology 2019) from the Chumchal/Drenner lab, as well as Leah Thornton Hampton […]

Julie Krzykwa, PhD student in the Jeffries lab, publishes research aimed at identifying endpoints indicative of neurotoxicity in fish embryos.

Julie Krzykwa, PhD student in the Jeffries lab, publishes research aimed at identifying endpoints indicative of neurotoxicity in fish embryos. Julie Krzykwa (MS Biology 2017, PhD Biology 2020), Asal Saied (BS Biochemistry 2020) and Dr. Marlo Jeffries (Associate Professor of Biology) published an article in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety entitled “Identifying sublethal endpoints for evaluating […]

Stewart lab presents research at Texas Protein Folding and Function Conference

Mikaela Stewart and Christine Hurd, her graduate student, presented their research last weekend at the Texas Protein Folding and Function Conference. Mikaela gave a platform presentation titled “Uncovering a function beyond folding for the BRCA1 binding partner, BARD1” and Christine presented a poster on her thesis work titled “In all disorder a secret order: the […]

Sam Baugh and Quinn Losefsky, from the McGillivray lab presented their research at the Spring meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society of Microbiology

Two undergraduates, Sam Baugh and Quinn Losefsky, from the McGillivray lab presented their research at the Spring meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society of Microbiology last week.  Quinn was awarded 1st place in the Undergraduate Pathogenic Microbiology section for her poster presentation.   Losefsky, Q** and S.M. McGillivray, 2019, Role of ClpX and ClpP […]

McGillivray Lab publishes article in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

The McGillivray lab just had the following paper published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. It features research conducted by her former MS student Yueyang Huang (MS 2015) and two current undergraduate students Sam Baugh (expected graduation May 2019) and Lauren Callaghan (expected graduation May 2020).   Huang, Y.*, J.N. Alumasa, L.T. Callaghan**, R.S. […]

Jeffries lab publishes research demonstrating that gonadosomatic index is a confounding factor in fish-based endocrine disruption screening assays.

Kyle Roush (BS Biology 2016, MS Biology 2018) and Dr. Jeffries published an article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry entitled “Gonadosomatic Index as a confounding variable in fish-based screening assays for the detection of anti-estrogens and nonaromatizable androgens” (Vol. 38, pg. 603-615). The article presents the results of experiments, conducted as part of Kyle’s MS […]

Laura Luque made a presentation at the Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions Meeting in Lubbock, Texas.

Laura Luque made a presentation at the Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions Meeting in Lubbock, Texas.  The tile of her presentation was: “Ethical Traveler: Guiding Students through Health-Related Experiences Abroad.”

The Williams lab presented four Texas horned lizard papers at the Texas Conservation Symposium at Southwestern University

The Williams lab presented four Texas horned lizard papers at the Texas Conservation Symposium at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas on January 11, 2019. Stephen Mirkin (M.S. Biology 2019) presented his thesis research on “Urban predation of Texas horned lizards”, Dusty Rhoads (M.S. Biology 2019) presented his thesis research on “Background color-matching in the Texas horned […]

Christopher Gerstle has published his MS thesis on the risk posed by mercury to wading birds in the south central US.

Christopher Gerstle has published his MS thesis on the risk posed by mercury to wading birds in the south central US. Chris’ major advisors, Drs. Ray Drenner and Matt Chumchal are coauthors. Gerstle, Christopher T., Ray W. Drenner, Matthew M. Chumchal. 2019. Spatial patterns of mercury contamination and associated risk to piscivorous wading birds of […]

Jeffries Lab presents research at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Meeting. 

The Jeffries lab delivered three platform presentations and five poster presentations at the SETAC North America meeting in Sacramento, CA. Leah Thornton (MS Biology 2016, PhD Biology 2020) gave two poster presentations – one detailing a novel visual method for assessing thyroid hormone levels in fathead minnow larvae and one describing the impacts of early […]