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Lisa Moore
Dr. Moore will spend part of her sabbatical at Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Alex Dalton
Congratulations to Alex Dalton, a senior Biology major, who received the Tom Knight Biology Scholarship for 2014-2015.
James, John, and Catherine Wise
Two undergraduate alumni of the Biology Department, John Wise, Jr. (B.S. '13), James Wise (B.S. '13), and a current undergraduate Biology student, Catherine Wise, coauthored a paper, "Concentrations of the Genotoxic Metals, Chromium and Nickel, in Whales, Tar Balls, Oil Slicks, and Released Oil from the Gulf of Mexico in the Immediate Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Crisis: Is Genotoxic Metal Exposure Part of the Deepwater Horizon Legacy?", published recently in Environmental Science and Technology.
Shri Verrill
Shri Verrill, a graduate student in Biology, received a research grant from Sigma Xi in support of her master's thesis project.
Molly Payne
Molly Payne, a graduate student in Biology, received the award for "Best Student Presentation" from the Northeast Chapter of the American Fisheries Society at the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.
Dr. Christine Maher has been studying the woodchucks at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm since 1998. Though typically considered anti-social animals, the woodchucks at the farm in Falmouth have been found to be more social than most! Read about Dr. Maher's findings in the Maine Audubon newsletter.
Lisa Moore
Dr. Moore provided a commentary on a paper published in the 21 May issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Biology major, Jennifer Ditano, has been selected for a summer research fellowship at Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor, Maine. Jackson Lab is a world leader in molecular genetic analysis of human health.
Donald Szlosek and Dean Anderson
Donald Szlosek, a senior Biology major, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Award from the Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health.
Anne Honeywell, a graduate student in Biology, received a grant from the American Society of Mammalogists to support her thesis research on "Frequency and Intensity of Agonistic Interactions in Harbor Seals."

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