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Dr. Kim Mix presented at the 28th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in July 2020.  The presentation focused on the impact of applying bioinformatics methods to investigate SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences in molecular genetics class.  Students learned how to evaluate mutation fitness and virus phylogeny in collaboration with scientists from Pine Biotech.  This model for integrating bioinformatics into a molecular biology course was successfully reproduced by Dr. Laurie Minns at the University of Montana in an online summer course.

Michael Pashkevich BIOL'17 is lead author on this new publication about the work he is doing for his Ph.D. at Cambridge. Click here to view the article. 

The Magis Awards are in and we congratulate Best Buddies for winning Student Organization of the Year, and graduating senior, Abby Perez (BIOL '20) for winning the Rev. James Carter, S.J. Award for Outstanding Leadership.

Phil Bucolo was selected for the CAS Excellence in Teaching Award for 2020. Congratulations, Phil! This photo is of Dr. Phil Bucolo summiting Mt Fuji, Japan in 2010. 

Dr. Don Hauber was selected for the CAS Excellence in Service Award for 2020! Congratulations, Don!

The Department of Biological Sciences participated in the collection and donation of PPE for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These donations included gloves, face shields, masks, and gowns to the Tulane School of Medicine (uptown donation location).

 

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