Department of Natural Sciences (page 5)

February 3, 2021

In the Media: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Explores Cells’ Response to Stress on Academic Minute Podcast

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert explored how cells respond to stress at the molecular level on the Academic Minute podcast.

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December 10, 2020

Environmental Chemistry Students Collaborate Overseas to Revive Bangkok Canals

With funding from The Claremont College’s EnvironLab Asia initiative, a laboratory that links knowledge with practice, environmental chemistry students from Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna teamed up with graduate-level design students at Bangkok’s King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) to conceptualize methods of reviving the canal metropolis.

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November 20, 2020

Kitchen Chromatography and Virtual Escape Rooms: Chemistry Faculty Adapt to Remote Instruction

Natalie Tsai ’22 said the class has inspired her to become more involved with chemistry-related research, specifically antibiotic discovery. “This course showed me the multitude of ways that chemists can make an impact in their communities,” she said.

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July 24, 2020

Student Spotlight: Sophia Albanese ’21 Explores Impact of Cellular Stress

Long before starting at Scripps, biology major Sophia Albanese ’21 knew scientific exploration would be in her future. The child of an attorney and a chemist, she “grew up surrounded by science and law,” and in middle school got her first glimpse of how she could pursue this goal at the W.M. Keck Science Center during a tour of The Claremont Colleges.

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March 23, 2020

Mikayla Chang ’20’s Eye-Opening Senior Thesis

Prior to obtaining an unexpected research opportunity with Associate Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz, Mikayla Chang ’20 had never truly considered the human eyeball. But that’s all it took for her eyes to open to the complexities and wonder of this sensory phenomenon.

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March 18, 2020

In the Media: National Geographic Discusses Professor Lars Schmitz’ Discovery of New Dinosaur Species

W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz spoke to National Geographic about the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, Oculudentavis khaungraae. An international team of researchers, including Schmitz, discovered what is seemingly the mature skull of a specimen preserved in Burmese amber.

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January 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Community Update From the President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! As we begin our spring semester, I’m eager to share the following recent College news, updates, and announcements.

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October 7, 2019

Chemistry Faculty Sadie Otte Comments on Study of Eco-Friendly Insecticide

Sadie Otte, lab lecturer in chemistry in the W.M. Keck Science Department, spoke to Chemistry World about the importance of a recent study of perseanol.

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October 1, 2019

Sarah Budischak Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Study “Superspreaders” and the Transmission of Infectious Disease

W.M. Keck Science Department Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak received a National Science Foundation grant from the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program.

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September 20, 2019

In the Media: Professor Branwen Williams Discusses Coral Bleaching Study with Newsweek

W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams was interviewed by Newsweek about a study that examines coral bleaching off the coast of Florida.

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