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Patrick Reynolds
Reynolds Elected President of American Microscopical Society

Patrick Reynolds, professor of biology and interim dean of faculty, has been elected president of the American Microscopical Society. Until last spring Reynolds served for 12 years as an editor of the Society’s quarterly journal Invertebrate Biology, the last six as editor-in-chief. In his new post, Reynolds will serve two years as president-elect, then two as president, and one as past president.  More ...

Daniel Feinberg '12 conducts field research during the Semester in Environmental Sciences program
Feinberg ’12 Presents at Woods Hole’s MBL

Daniel Feinberg ’12 presented the results of his original research on Permeable Reactive Barriers, systems that can remove nitrate pollution from groundwater, on Dec. 17, at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass. Feinberg was one of 16 students from around the country who spent the fall semester in the MBL Semester in Environmental Sciences (SES) program.  More ...

Daniel Feinberg '12 conducts field research on preventing water pollution.
Daniel Feinberg '12 Spends Semester in Woods Hole

Daniel Feinberg '12 spent the fall semester as a student in the Semester in Environmental Science, in Woods Hole, Mass. The first Hamilton student to participate in the program, he has been measuring the lifetime of Permeable Reactive Barriers, relatively affordable systems that can remove nitrate pollution from groundwater.  Here he describes his experience in the program.  More ...

Sue Ann Miller
Miller Serves as Delegate to Sigma Xi

Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller served as voting delegate and representative of the Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, at the annual meeting November 11-14 in Raleigh, N.C.  More ...

Kelly Fitzsimmons '10 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe
Smythe and Fitzsimmons ’10 Present at Parasitology Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe and Kelly Fitzsimmons ’10 recently presented papers at the Helminthological Society of Washington meeting in Washington, D.C. The Helminthological Society is the oldest parasitology society in the U.S. and this meeting coincided with the Society’s 100th anniversary.  More ...

Members of the Biology 237 class with Prof. Bill Pfitsch on Whiteface Mountain.
Ecology Class Makes Trek to Whiteface Mountain
Members of Hamilton's ecology class, Biology 237, made the annual trek to Whiteface Mountain to study responses of the vegetation to environmental conditions on Sept. 26. The high Adirondacks were at peak color, so the trip was a great success aesthetically as well as scientifically. More ...
Evan Taddeo '11
Taddeo '11 Applies Parasite Research to Diabetes
Evan Taddeo ’11 is one of those people who isn’t too bothered by a parasite. Playing with them from their juvenile stage, he cares for the eggs, perpetuating a new generation of infective baby worms. Taddeo is beginning his thesis in the biology department over the summer, analyzing the life cycle of the mouse parasite Heligmosomoides bakeri (H. bakeri). More ...
Evan Taddeo '11, Andrew Brodsky '11, Sloane Lipkin '11
Student Researchers Explore Hypothyroidism
Place your hand on your throat. Whether you know it or not, you’re holding your thyroid glands, some of the most important in your body. The team of Sloane Lipkin ’11, Andrew Brodsky ’11 and Evan Taddeo ’11, working under Professor of Biology David Gapp, are working this summer to determine the effects of decreased thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, on mice. More ...
Danielle Lashley '13
Lashley '13 Seeks to Clone Fruit Flies
Armed with her pipette and sterile gloves, Danielle Lashley ’13 carefully transfers the solution from her test tube to the petri dishes in front of her. But the solution she so cautiously maneuvers is store-bought Juicy Juice, used to attract flies so she can work with their embryos. Lashley is attempting to clone and catalog the development of two gap genes of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, in embryos. More ...
Ernest Williams
Williams Presents at Biology of Butterflies Conference
Christian A. Johnson Professor of Biology Ernest Williams recently presented a talk at the 6th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies, held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. More ...
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