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Dr. Armin Kargol has published the second volume of a book "Introduction to Cellular Biophysics", titled "From Membrane Transport to Neural Signalling". This volume, together with Part One, "Membrane Transport Mechanisms" will be used in a course PHYS A436 "Cellular Biophysics" which Dr. Kargol will teach in Fall'20. 

Sidney Williams, ENVB ‘20 is currently working on a research project investigating the effects of
silicate concentrations of growth of a diatom, Skeletonema costatum, in a defined media. The
motivation to produce a media alternative to the universal, nutrient-rich media, is to more accurately
monitor the growth of diatoms based on the chemistry of the water from where they were collected.
The organisms found within Lake Pontchartrain have adapted to thrive with the proportion of

Dr. Phil Bucolo is an aquatic community ecologist with a primary focus on lower food web dynamics
specifically algal and aquatic plant ecophysiology and biogeochemical processes. He is interested in the
environmental processes that drive organismal interactions and how those interactions affect aquatic
community ecology. His lab is currently involved in a number of research endeavors that include
undergraduate collaboration. Loyola biochemistry major Jared Chan and Dr. Bucolo are quantifying

Dr. Kelly Frailing was awarded the 2019-20 University Senate Award for Advising.  As a recipient of this award she was recognized for her outstanding commitment and dedication to Loyola's students and their success.

Congratulations to Loyola University New Orleans Environmental Science and Biology students in my research lab for successfully presenting their research at the 2019 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development conference in Chicago. They competed in the Undergraduate Mentored Research poster competition.  Katie Rompf, ENVB '20, placed 3rd in the competition and was awarded a cash prize and a one-year membership in the organization.

Magnetic materials are used in many devices for various applications. To optimize the performance of these devices, we need to characterize the materials as best as we can. In this paper and presentation, I studied magnetic properties of an alloy, CoFeB, in a multilayer structure. CoFeB alloy is used in a new type of memory that is called “STT-MRAM”.

ENVA Director Dr. Aimee Thomas, and Dr. Bob Thomas were recently featured on a Fox 8 Halloween segment covering snakes and spiders, and why they're not as scary as one might think. Click here to watch the segment!

As Halloween approaches, Dr.s Aimee Thomas and Bob Thomas appear on Fox 8 News Program on October 29, 2019 sharing information about spiders and snakes. Click here to watch the news segment. 

Congratulations to Champaign Cunningham and Dr. Hood on their appearance on Fox 8! Their program focused on bats and the bat based events being held this fall at Loyola. 

 

Click Here to watch the footage from the program! 

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