The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium with presentations given by Biology and Physics students. Seniors Sandrine Ferrans, Anna Smith and Kennedi Turner presented their research. We acknowledge their hard and time-consuming work and congratulate them on a job well done! Click here to view the full program.
The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium with presentations given by Biology and Physics students. We acknowledge their hard and time-consuming work and congratulate them on a job well done! Click here to view the full program.
Dr. Phil 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.
Cullen Lilly (Biology/Music '17) will attend Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. In the meantime, he continues to work at the CDC in Atlanta and shared this comment, "I've had the opportunity to learn some amazing techniques in molecular biology, microbiology, and bioinformatics which I can't wait to use during my future career when I get a chance to do some research." Congratulations to Cullen!
Dr. Paul Barnes recently published a new article on Desert Decomposition. Click Here to read the article.
Dr. Patricia Dorn coauthored an article, "Chagas Disease in Central America: Recent Findings and Current Challenges in Vector Ecology and Control", Spring 2019.
To read the full article, click here.
Loyola's Ethics Bowl team competed in the spring of 2019 in the National Bioethics Bowl Championship at the University of South Alabama. The team consisted of Emmaline Bouchillon, Maggie Feldman, Regina Nicosia, and Grace Riddick as well as coaches Dr. Joel MacClellan and Dr. Leonard Kahn.
Oanh Nguyen ('18) won the "Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation" award for her presentation at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences conference in Baton Rouge on March 16, 2019. Her poster, with faculty mentor Erin Dupuis, Ph.D., was on the topic of attitudes toward sexual street harassment and ambivalent sexism. Congratulations, Oanh!
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.