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Congratulations to the Biology Honors Students for their hard work. Extra applause goes to Arden LaGrone and Julia Racine in receiving awards for their research. (L-R: Kyle Cleveland, Arden LaGrone, Julia Racine, Robert Mipro, Kayla Noto and Kristen Williams.)

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

The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium with presentations given by Biology and Physics students. We acknowledge their hard and time-consuming work and congratulate them on a job well done! Click here to view the full program.

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.

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. Patricia Dorn coauthored an article, "Chagas Disease in Central America: Recent Findings and Current Challenges in Vector Ecology and Control", Spring 2019.

To read the full article, click here.

Dr. Hunter Cole, Department of Biological Sciences, has an article published about her bioluminescent art in Oceanography Magazine. To read the full article, click here.

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

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