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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.

Dr. Don Hauber co-authored an article published in Aquatic Botany entitled “Genomic variation of introduced Salvinia minima in southeastern United States”.

 

Cullen Lilley (Biology / Music, ’17) is employed as a Microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Kim Mix has been awarded an "Orthopedics in Action" grant from the Perry Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to building the pipeline for women in engineering and medicine. The grant will provide innovative orthopedics teaching materials for Dr. Mix to incorporate into her teaching and outreach activities. The "Orthopedics in Action" program is sponsored by Zimmer Biomet, a leading producer of prosthetic joints and orthopedic devices.

 

Andrea Alarcon Uquillas (Biology '17) is currently engaged in stem cell and regenerative medicine research at LaCell, LLC., a bio-engineering-research company located in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. LaCell provides a high quality stromal/stem cells to scientific investigators in the biotechnology sector. As a research technician, Andrea manages the production of stem cells and cell culture reagents and she is collaborating on new stem cell therapies.

Recent noteworthy distribution records for Deinopis spinosa (Marx, 1889) (Araneae: Deinopidae) in the Southeastern United States.

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