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Frank Jordan, Ph.D., chair and professor of biological sciences, along with two Loyola alumnae, have co-authored an article in the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists journal, Copeia.

Don Hauber, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences, has published a review article "Moving from a regional to a continental perspective of Phragmites australis invasion in North America" in the online journal AoB Plants.

Poster presentation by Biology major, Kim Nguyen, based on research with Dr. James Wee (Biological Sciences) on The Effects of Light Slop Crude Oil on the Growth of the Diatom Skeletonema costatum was held on June 20-23, 2012 in Charleston, SC.

Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, traveled to Cochabamba, Bolivia earlier this month to deliver a keynote address at the Second International Workshop on Chagas Disease at the Universidad Mayor de San Simón.

Biology alumna Ashley Tate has joined the Carter Center and is going in a couple of weeks to South Sudan to work on Guinea worm eradication.

Three professors in the Department of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans were recently awarded more than $1 million in research funding.

Dr. Patricia Dorn, Professor of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, was awarded a 5-year NSF/NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease grant "Modeling disease transmission using spatial mapping of vector-parasite genetics and vector feeding patterns" for $568,343.

Students in Biological Sciences will spend the summer pursing independent research in both the laboratory and the field. Described below are a few of the projects they will be collaborating on:

Biology alumni, Daniel Holt, recently completed his doctorate at Auburn University. His dissertation is entitled: "Sound Production And The Effect Of Noise On Communication In The Blacktail Shiner (Cyprinella venusta)."

Biology alumna, Rachel Nuwer, publishes "Bugs That Transmit 'Silent Killer' Are Biting More in U.S" online in 'Scientific American.'

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