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Dr. Armin Kargol has published a book titled "Introduction to Cellular Biophysics. Part I: Membrane Transport Mechanisms". It is intended as a textbook for an undergraduate course in Cellular Biophysics and is based on a course Dr. Kargol developed for the Biophysics major at Loyola. The book, which is the first part of a two-volume series, has been published by Morgan and Claypool in ebook and print formats: click here. Part I is an inventory of physical transport processes occurring in cells while the second volume, titled "From membrane transport to neural signaling" and to be published later this year, will be a closer look at how complex biological and physiological cell phenomena result from these very basic physical processes

With ever-changing environments, how does the human brain make predictions of incoming sensory information? This project used electroencephalography (EEG) to examine electrical brain activity associated with pattern prediction of visual stimuli. Robert and his faculty mentor Dr. Kate Yurgil presented a poster of their findings at the March 2019 meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, CA.

This research earned Robert the 2019 Outstanding Student Research Award from the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Congratulations, Robert!

Dr. Hunter Cole, Department of Biological Sciences, has an article published about her bioluminescent art in Oceanography Magazine. To read the full article, click here.

Cody has been employed as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory's branch at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a part of the Acoustic Simulation, Measurement, and Tactics branch, she helps develop computational models and databases to study the propagation and scatter of acoustic signals in the ocean and atmospheric environments.

Congratulations, Shannon! The committee for the Monroe Library Student Research Contest has selected Shannon's research project, "Impact of Urban Park Management on Ground Dwelling Spider Communities" as the winner in the senior thesis category for this year's contest. This award comes with a $200 prize. The committee enjoyed reading both her research process and her finished paper -- fantastic work!

Department of English alumna Rosalind “Rosie” Seidel credits many of her career achievements to the importance of networking and working internships. She also encourages students to go off-campus and explore New Orleans whenever possible.  

ENVA Professor Dr. Philip Bucolo is an aquatic biologist and a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University. He appeared in an article in The New Orleans Advocate about an acidic lake atop a gypsum pile in Convent, LA. The article is titled "Risk falling for potential environmental disaster from slipping waste pile, Mosaic officials say" by David Mitchell. In the article, Dr. Bucolo gave insight into how high acidity levels would impact freshwater plants.

Students Tamera and Tia Blackstone of New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School partnered with Dr.

Dr. Paul Barnes recently published a new article on Desert Decomposition. Click Here to read the article. 

 

Biology's administrative assistant, Mona Wolfe, received the Coadjutor Optimus Award for demonstrating service above that required or expected and for representing Loyola's commitment to its Jesuit values.

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