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Cameron Seymour
Congratulations to Cameron Seymour, a junior Biology major, who received the inaugural Tom Knight Biology Scholarship for 2013-2014.
After 27 years, Elaine Fink will retire from teaching anatomy and physiology courses in the Biology Dept.
Students in the USM Premedical & Health Student Society student club met with Ann Conley, a nurse practitioner at USM Health and Counseling Services, to learn about health career opportunities during the group's weekly meeting on Nov. 28th.
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Dr. Ben Smith (B.S. Biology, 2004) published his research in Science, the top scientific journal in the U.S. His work focused on migration of germ cells across tight junctions in the testis.
USM's Biology Club visited River Point Conservation Area to observe wildlife research in action, surveying the property with researchers from the Biodiversity Research Institute for migrating Saw-whet Owls.
Dave Champlin
The Biology Department's own David Champlin will be the first speaker at this new series of talks called Science Cafes to be held in the Atrium of the Portland Public Library, starting this Thurs, Sept 27th, at 5:30 pm. Tell your family and friends to check it out! You can see the Events entry for more details.
The University of Southern Maine and Cornerstones of Science announce the first in a series of Science Cafés to be held at Portland Public Library on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the fall.
Jennifer McKay
Jennifer McKay, 2010 alumna of the Biology graduate program, has her work published in Ecotoxicology.
During the first week of August, Dr. Ah-Kau Ng of the AMS Dept and Drs. Dave Champlin and Lisa Moore of the Biology Dept attended a workshop called Genomic Approaches in BioSciences to learn more about teaching genomics to undergraduates.
Lisa Moore
USM Professor Lisa Moore has been doing some amazing research on evolution and the "Tree of Life."

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