News & Announcements

Recent grad Charney publishes in Evolution

Noah Charney has a paper in the May 2012 issue of Evolution, Relating hybrid advantage and genome replacement in unisexual salamanders. Noah, who received his PhD in 2011, was a student of Paige Warren's. Congratulations Noah!

Del Toro awarded Fulbright for research in Australia

OEB Doctoral Candidate Israel Del Toro will spend the upcoming year in Australia as a Fulbright Fellow working at the CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centere with Dr. Allan Andersen. During his Fellowship, Del Toro will investigate how ant communities change across environmental gradients in the tropics and savannahs of the Northern Territory and Queensland. Congratulations!

Rosario shows that mantis shrimp pack one of the strongest punches on Earth

Michael Rosario, OEB doctoral student and DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow, is studying the physics, design and material properties behind the mantis shrimp's powerful punch. Rosario's work is detailed in a DEIXIS article . He and his advisor, Sheila Patek, have recently been featured in Ninja Shrimp on the National Geographic Wild Channel.

Concannon publishes in Molecular Ecology

First year OEB MS student Moira Concannon has a first-authored paper in the February issue of Molecular Ecology. The paper, Kin selection may contribute to lek evolution and trait introgression across an avian hybrid zone, features her undergraduate research. Concannon works in the Albertson lab. Congrats Moira!

Spring 2012 TLDG

The theme for this spring's Thursday Lunch Discussion Group (TLDG) is Interesting papers by upcoming seminar speakers. On weeks without a seminar speaker, other topical papers will be chosen for discussion. Papers are posted on the TLDG website.

TLDG meets at 12:30 p.m. in 319 Morrill 2 and lunch is provided. All of the OEB community is invited to participate.

February Science Café:  Antibiotics

Picture of Antibiotic Resistance Science Cafe Poster

Antibiotics: Resistance is FutileMonday, Feb. 27th, 5:30pm
Esselon Café, 99 Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley

Antibiotics. ‘Tis the season for…sniffles. Join us at the next Science Café for a conversation on the war we wage on germs. We’ll have a fun hour of discussion, games, music, and a talk by UMass Professor and founder of the MA Academy of Sciences, Dr. Peg Riley. Dr. Riley will discuss her own work on our need for new drugs to combat germs, and how we find them. The event begins at 5:30pm, with light snacks provided and drinks available for purchase.