Dr. Kim Mix has been awarded an "Orthopedics in Action" grant from the Perry Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to building the pipeline for women in engineering and medicine. The grant will provide innovative orthopedics teaching materials for Dr. Mix to incorporate into her teaching and outreach activities. The "Orthopedics in Action" program is sponsored by Zimmer Biomet, a leading producer of prosthetic joints and orthopedic devices.
Andrea Alarcon Uquillas (Biology '17) is currently engaged in stem cell and regenerative medicine research at LaCell, LLC., a bio-engineering-research company located in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. LaCell provides a high quality stromal/stem cells to scientific investigators in the biotechnology sector. As a research technician, Andrea manages the production of stem cells and cell culture reagents and she is collaborating on new stem cell therapies.
Recent noteworthy distribution records for Deinopis spinosa (Marx, 1889) (Araneae: Deinopidae) in the Southeastern United States.
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Three Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2018 Honors Convocation on May 11, 2018.
Twelve students participated in a new project-based bioinformatics course
Drs. Rosalie Anderson and Phil Bucolo participated in Power Ties which is a career awareness program that connects professional from various career backgrounds with 8th grade students at area New Orleans public schools to talk about career readiness and business etiquette. The project is overseen by the Young Leadership Council (YLC). Drs. Anderson and Bucolo hosted Samuel J. Green Charter School on March 2nd and Langston Hughes Academy on April 6th from 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Paul W. Barnes, J.H. Mullahy Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology, and Dr. Susanne Neugart, Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology, recently attended a network meeting of the International Association of Plant UV Research (UV4Plants) held in Bled, Slovenia from April 15-18. Scientists and students from 20 countries (mostly in Europe) attended this conference to learn about recent research aimed at better understanding how ultraviolet radiation in sunlight influences plants and ecosystems. Dr.
Late Nights at Loyola was awarded Outstanding Student Program 2017-18. This award is given in recognition of outstanding student leadership in the successful implementation of one time or repeated campus programming that promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans.
Loyola's Pre-eminent Undergraduate Research Event
The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Loyola University New Orleans main campus in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the 3rd floor in Monroe Hall. A crawfish social immediately followed the symposium in front of Monroe Hall.