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Rachel Nuwer ('07) has her first book published, "Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking". Click here for more information.

Dr. Kim Mix and her research students, Kate Birdwhistell (Chemistry ’15), Cullen Lilley (Biology and Music ’17), and Andrea Alarcon Uquillas (Biology ’17), attended the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting in New Orleans on March 10-13, 2018.   ORS is the leading research society supporting engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, biologists, and clinicians in pursuit of a world without musculoskeletal limitations.

Dr. Paul W. Barnes, J.H. Mullahy Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology, recently attended a meeting of the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel in Malaga, Spain from February 13-21, 2018 to prepare a quadrennial report on the environmental effects of ozone depletion and climate change.  Dr. Barnes is a co-lead author in the terrestrial ecosystems working group which includes 6 other authors.  A draft report was produced at the meeting in Malaga with a final report to be prepared at a follow-up meeting in Vermont in September.  While at the meeting Dr.

"Vectors of diversity: Genome wide diversity across the geographic range of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiata sensu lato (Hemiptera: Reduviddae)." To read the complete paper click here.

Michael Pashkevich, a biology graduate of 2017, was awarded the Gates Cambridge scholarship to Cambridge for his ongoing research on spiders and arachnids. He told us he owes much to Loyola's education and values. See full article here.

Late Nights at Loyola - Solving Mysteries with Science.

Dr. Dorn gave 7 presentations to 4th-5th graders and high school Biology and Spanish classes in Larchmont, NY the week of November 6, 2017. Some of these students are involved in the Kids for World Health Foundation and have done educational and fund raising activities to support the work of Dr. Dorn in Guatemala. Funds they have donated have provided nutritional supplements for patients receiving treatment for Chagas and supplies to help improve people’s houses in Guatemala to reduce their risk of getting Chagas disease. (Photo by: Jack Rothman)

BioBlitz New Orleans City Park #2

A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Paul W. Barnes (editor)

New Orleans, August–October 2017.

A moment of reflection

In New Orleans, summer is a time when life generally slows down as the heat, humidity and afternoon thunderstorms settle in and it becomes less than comfortable to pursue vigorous outdoor activities. Thus, in this part of the world, summer is a good time to relax, eat and drink good food and beverages, and ponder (Figure 1.1). 

"The diversity of the Chagas parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, infecting the main Central American vector, Triatoma dimidiata, from Mexico to Colombia."

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