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.
ENVA seniors, Andrew Harper and Shannon Hester, along with BIOL senior Arden LaGrone presented their research in the Undergraduate Mentored Research poster competition at the Nat'l Assoc. of Biology Teachers on Saturday, November 10. They did a fantastic job and represented our programs and University to the highest standard.
Congratulations to Kayla Noto ’19 who was awarded 1st Place Oral Presentation in Science and Math at the 10th Annual LSU Undergraduate Research Conference in Baton Rouge October 26th for her paper, “Fentanyl Toxicity Deaths Surge as Opioid Epidemic Reaches Jefferson Parish, Louisiana”.
As part of a segment on "creepy critters" for Halloween, Drs. Craig Hood and Patricia Dorn from the Department of Biological Sciences were interviewed by WVUE/FOX8 morning news show about their research on bats and kissing bugs, respectively. The clip can be viewed here: GO »
Drs. Bob and Aimee Thomas discuss spooky creatures on local news station. GO »
Aimee K. Thomas visited Ridgewood Prep Kindergarten students to discuss spider natural history. A good time was had by all. View the photo gallery here.
"American biologist and Loyola University New Orleans Chair of Environmental Communication Robert A. “Bob” Thomas has a new namesake – a species of snakes in the Galápagos Islands. Following decades of research, a snake species on the island of Santiago and Rábida now bears the name Pseudalsophis thomasi. The honor comes following more than 20 years working to classify the snakes of the archipelago."
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Congratulations to Abby Perez (BIOL'20) and Ella Hall (ENVB'19) for receiving the Loyola Strength in Diversity grant to fund the Late Nights at Loyola events that they will co-direct this academic year. We would love for all of you to come see what our students are doing to make a difference with kids who attend Anna's Place, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich inner city, economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth in the Nola area.
Dr. Aimee Thomas, Dr. Bob Thomas and Gates Cambridge Scholar, Michael Pashkevich '17, helped discover a new tree species in Belize. To read the article, click here.
Kate O'Leary '17 received the Health Services Collegiate Program scholarship and is an active duty E-6 (Petty Officer First Class) in the United States Navy.