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Rachel Nuwer, ’07 Biology Honors, minor in English, gave an inspiring presentation to about 75 students, faculty and community members at Loyola University New Orleans, April 11th on her “behind the scenes” adventures of hanging out with pangolin poachers in Vietnamese jungles; surveying Lao black markets for rhino horn, ivory and tiger penis; counting elephants from the back of a bumpy, four-seat Cessna flying over Chad; work spanning a dozen countries while preparing her la

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. 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.

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.

Professor Patricia Dorn is a contributing author on the description of a new species of kissing bug, with a mouthful of a name, Triatoma huehuetenanguensis

Dr. Barnes has been actively involved in a European association specifically dedicated to the study of UV radiation and plants (UV4Plants). He is currently on the Editorial Board and also serves on the society’s Managing Committee.  Just this past April a meeting was held in Bled, Slovenia, which is situated in the Alps.

Mignon Blanc (BIOL ’19) is Loyola’s Student Ambassador for the National Sales Network, and she is looking to recruit competitive young professionals interested in a career in business.  The National Sales Network is an organization whose objective is to develop sales and marketing professionals, while providing them with a network of like minded individuals who can be of assistance on their ca

Dr. Hunter Cole is quoted and photographs of her bioluminescent art are featured in an article titled, "Meeting of the Minds" by Cheryl Lyn Dybas in BioScience, December 2018. To read the full article click here.

In addition to the new article, some of her works are being included in two exhibits, as well as a screening of her videos. The schedule is as follows: 

Hutchinson Distinguished Biology professor, Dr. Patricia Dorn, and her collaborators from Guatemala, Vermont and Brazil have recently published their discovery of a new species of kissing bug, which they found in a cave in Belize.

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