Announcements

Marisa Egan (’18) and Dr. Shantanu Bhatt

Marisa Egan (’18) and Dr. Shantanu Bhatt recently published two journal articles on their study of Escherichia albertii a bacterium responsible for pervasive sickness in many developing countries. Read about Marisa’s story here.

Summer Scholars Program

22 students conducted research internships in the department this past summer mentored by Biology faculty as part of the Summer Scholars Program

Phage Genomics laboratory

Over 60 students who participated in Phage Genomics laboratory since 2009 were co-authors on a published paper on bacteriophage genomics: Pope et al., (2015) “Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity” elife 4:e06416

Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, and C. J. Springer.

Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, and C. J. Springer. 2015. Construction of Phylogenetic Trees in a Non-Majors Biology Laboratory as a Means of Teaching Biod)iversity. Article 30 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 36 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). HTTP://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-36/v36reprint.php?ch=30

Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tolentino, R.E., Bruinenberg V.M., Tudor, J.C., Lee, Y., Hansen, R.T., Guercio, L.A., Linton, E., Neves-Zaph, S.R., Baillie, G., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., and Abel, T.

Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tolentino, R.E., Bruinenberg V.M., Tudor, J.C., Lee, Y., Hansen, R.T., Guercio, L.A., Linton, E., Neves-Zaph, S.R., Baillie, G., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., and Abel, T.  (2016).  Compartmentalized PDE4A5 signaling impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity and long-term memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(34):8936-46.