Biology Lagniappe

Faculty News

Four members of the Department of Biological Sciences were awarded Endowed Chairs.

Professor Nicola Anthony received the Freeport-McMoRan Endowed Chair in Wildlife Sustainability, which focuses on wildlife in threatened ecosystems.

Associate Professor Simon Lailvaux received the Virginia Kock/Audubon Nature Institute Endowed Chair in Species Preservation, which focuses on rare and endangered species.

Professor Carla M. Penz received the Doris Zemurray Stone Endowed Chair in Biodiversity, which focuses on rare and endangered species.

Professor Bernard Rees received the Greater New Orleans Foundation Endowed Chair in Aquatic Conservation, which focuses on coastal and marine wildlife and fisheries sustainability.

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Dr. Joel Atallah was received a BoR award for his proposal titled The Analysis of Gene Regulatory Evolution Using Transcriptomic Time Courses of Early Embryos of Drosophila Species.

 

Dr. Phil DeVries is the recipient of the Karl Jordan Medal, 2017.  This award is given by the Lepidopterists' Society in recognition of outstanding natural history research on Lepidoptera.

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Tropical Ecology research by Dr. Phil DeVries and collaborators is the cover article of Ecography.

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Dr. Stanley Leibo passed away on March 25, 2014 at the age of 77.

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Memorial Fund in Dr. Leibo's name
 

Dr. Wendy Schluchter was awarded $600K NSF Grant to Study Light Harvesting Proteins in Bacteria.

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Dr. Nicola Anthony is a co-PI in a nearly $1 Million NSF grant for Central African Conservation Project.

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Graduate Student News

Christina Kronfel defended her PhD dissertation (Spring 2017), advised by Dr. Schluchter.

Courtney Babin defended her MS thesis (Spring 2017), advised by Dr. Howard.

Morgan Collins defended her MS thesis (Spring 2017), advised by Dr. Liu.

PhD Candidate Manika Bondeley won a travel award to attend the International Conference of Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting in Prague in August of 2017.

Linda Salande defended her MS thesis (Summer 2016), advised by Dr. Howard.

Kristina Farragut defended her MS thesis (Spring 2016), advised by Dr. Rees.

Jeniffer Clark defended her MS thesis (Spring 2016), advised by Dr. Howard.

Janet Gonzales Rosario defended her MS thesis (Spring 2016), advised by Dr. Rees.

Undergraduate Student News

Taylor LeBourgeois defended her Honor's thesis (Fall 2016), advised by Dr. Bell.