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Aug. 25, 2021

Stephanie Du ’21 Receives REPS Scholar Funding to Assist Sarah Budischak with National Science Foundation-Funded Fieldwork

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Jul. 30, 2021

Patrick Ferree Receives National Science Foundation Grant

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Jul. 28, 2021

Spotlight on Academics: Isabela Harmon ’22 and Jessica Maurice ’22 Explore the Social Hierarchies of Fish

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August 25, 2021

Stephanie Du ’21 Receives REPS Scholar Funding to Assist Sarah Budischak with National Science Foundation-Funded Fieldwork

Stephanie Du will serve as an NSF Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) scholar for the 2021–22 academic year. She’ll travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak to study wild bank voles infected with a strain of hantavirus, a disease that can spread from rodents to humans.

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July 30, 2021

Patrick Ferree Receives National Science Foundation Grant

W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how certain “selfish” genetic elements alter inheritance patterns at the molecular level.

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July 28, 2021

Spotlight on Academics: Isabela Harmon ’22 and Jessica Maurice ’22 Explore the Social Hierarchies of Fish

For years, neuroscientists have been asking the deceptively simple question: Why do animals behave the way they do? Isabela Harmon ’22 and Jessica Maurice ’22 are working with Assistant Professor of Biology Tessa Solomon-Lane to fill in pieces of this puzzle.

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July 15, 2021

In the Media: Melissa Coleman Discusses the Neuroscience of Conversation in Scientific American

In Scientific American, Professor of Neuroscience Melissa Coleman discusses the neuroscience behind conversational turn-taking, based on her research into songbird duets.

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July 13, 2021

For Anna Bagley ’22, Microbiology May be the Key to Cleaner Drinking Water

Anna Bagley ’22 is using microbiology to address one of the major environmental concerns facing our planet: water pollution. Bagley is working with Assistant Professor of Biology Pete Chandrangsu to research poly-γ-glutamate (PGA), a shiny, gooey substance that bacteria secrete to protect themselves from heavy metals like copper and zinc.

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July 7, 2021

Lars Schmitz Co-Authors Paper on Ecomechanics and Evolution, Published in Cell

Associate Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz has co-authored a paper, published in Cell, on the role of ecomechanical models and functional traits in understanding phenotypic diversity.

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June 24, 2021

Spotlight on Students: Daisy Achiriloaie ’24 Co-Authors Paper in Experimental Biophysics

Not many people can say they co-authored a scientific research paper in experimental biophysics during their first year of college. Unless, that is, you’re Daisy Achiriloaie ’24.

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June 1, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood and Tessa Solomon-Lane Explain the Neuroscience of Catfishing in Salon

Stacey Wood, professor of psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, and Tessa Solomon-Lane, professor of biology in the W.M. Keck Science Department, explain how catfishers exploit basic human neuroscience in Salon.

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May 6, 2021

In the Media: Lars Schmitz Discusses Modern Imaging Techniques and Paleontology in National Geographic

Lars Schmitz, associate professor of biology in the W.M. Keck Science Department, spoke to National Geographic about the valuable role that modern imaging techniques play in paleontological discoveries.

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April 2, 2021

Scripps Students and Alumnae Lead Research on DNA Conversion Technology in Biochemistry

This past summer, six Scripps students and alumnae from W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biochemistry Aaron Leconte’s lab were published in the peer-reviewed journal Biochemistry.

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