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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

Dr. Barnes has been actively involved in a European association specifically dedicated to the study of UV radiation and plants (UV4Plants). He is currently on the Editorial Board and also serves on the society’s Managing Committee.  Just this past April a meeting was held in Bled, Slovenia, which is situated in the Alps.

Mignon Blanc (BIOL ’19) is Loyola’s Student Ambassador for the National Sales Network, and she is looking to recruit competitive young professionals interested in a career in business.  The National Sales Network is an organization whose objective is to develop sales and marketing professionals, while providing them with a network of like minded individuals who can be of assistance on their ca

Dr. Hunter Cole is quoted and photographs of her bioluminescent art are featured in an article titled, "Meeting of the Minds" by Cheryl Lyn Dybas in BioScience, December 2018. To read the full article click here.

In addition to the new article, some of her works are being included in two exhibits, as well as a screening of her videos. The schedule is as follows: 

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 »

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