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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 […]

Matt Chumchal presented work at the 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Krakow, Poland

Matt Chumchal just attended the 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Krakow, Poland where he presented 7 papers (listed below).  TCU faculty co-authors include Ray Drenner, Dean Williams and Molly Weinburgh.  Current and former TCU undergraduate and graduate student coauthors include Daniella Biffi, Celeste Ortega-Rodriguez, Kirkland Polk, MacGregor Hall, Eddie Williams, Kyle […]

The Stewart Lab, in collaboration with the Simanek and Dzyuba Labs in the Chemistry Department, has received a three year grant for $399,355 from the National Institutes of Health

The Stewart Lab, in collaboration with the Simanek and Dzyuba Labs in the Chemistry Department, has received a three year grant for $399,355 from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative project they are working on titled “Disrupting Protein-Protein Interactions with Self-Assembling Macrocycles”. The new TCU Drug Design Team (TDDT) will be designing small […]

William Lab publishes a new genus and species of Gelechiini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) feeding on Brazilian peppertree and A new species of gecko of the genus Lygodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southeastern Kenya

The Williams lab published two new species descriptions. The first paper is related to the lab’s work with invasive species and biological control agents and the second paper arose from a fortuitous discovery by Carolina Granthon (B.S. Biology 2012, M.S. Biology 2015) when she was conducting her honors project genetically characterizing another new species of […]

Rachel Carmickle (M.S. Biology, 2017) and John Horner published an article in Plant Ecology on Impact of the specialist herbivore Exyra semicrocea on the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata

Rachel Carmickle (M.S. Biology, 2017) and John Horner published an article in Plant Ecology based on her thesis research:   Carmickle, R. N. and J. D. Horner. 2019. Impact of the specialist herbivore Exyra semicrocea on the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata: a field experiment testing the effects of tissue loss and diminished prey capture on plant growth. Plant Ecology 220(6): 553-561. […]

Julianna West, B.S. Biology (2018), a student in the Akkaraju lab, publishes research aimed exploring the uses of silicon microcarriers as delivery agents for plant-derived anti-inflammatory compounds. 

Julianna West, B.S. Biology (2018), a student in the Akkaraju lab, publishes research aimed exploring the uses of silicon microcarriers as delivery agents for plant-derived anti-inflammatory compounds. Julianna West (BS Biology 2018, currently a FY medical student at McGovern Medical School, UT Houston), in collaboration with Dr. Jhansi Kalluri (PhD Chemistry, 2018), Dr. Jeff Coffer (Chemistry) […]

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 […]