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Dr. Steve Reichling, Curator and Herpetologist at Memphis Zoo met with GWIS and brought friends
Students with Dr. McKenna after they caught a green darner dragonfly -- which can fly up to 40 mph!!!

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The Department of Biological Sciences faculty have research interests that integrate molecular, cellular, and developmental biology with ecology, evolution, and behavior. The department features facilities well-equipped for contemporary research in laboratory and field biology, as well as an interdisciplinary field of study in bioinformatics. 

Welcome NCUR!

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Identifying Biomarkers of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Bernie Daigle, Jr is identifying and evaluating diagnostic biomarkers for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from multiple high-throughput "omics" datasets and demographic/clinical covariates collected from Iraq and Afghanistan veteran volunteers. Dr. Daigle will be developing and applying novel statistical and machine learning algorithms to these data to more accurately diagnose PTSD in future subjects. Read More

the i5K arthropod genome initiativeInternational Collaboration

Genome Sequencing Project: An international team of scientists from more than 30 research institutions and led by Dr. Duane McKenna from the Department of Biological Sciences at the UofM, report on the sequencing, annotation, and comparative exploration of this beetle's genome in the journal Genome Biology. Read More

bIOLOGY@mEMPHIS nEWSLETTER

Fall 2016 Biology@Memphis NewsletterThe latest edition of the Biology@Memphis Newsletter is published! Topics include:

  • Remembering Darrell W. Van Vickle: A Caretaker's Caretaker
  • Faculty News: Retirements, New Faculty, Grants, Presentations
  • What's new at the Field Station?
  • Graduate Student News
  • Graduate Women in Science
  • Undergraduate News
  • Biologists@Large
  • Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Publications, and more

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