Department of Biological Sciences
Molly Payne awarded "Best Student Presentation"
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.
Christine Maher's Woodchuck Research Highlighted in Maine Audubon Newsletter
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.
Dr. Lisa Moore publishes commentary in PNAS
Dr. Moore provided a commentary on a paper published in the 21 May issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Biology Student Chosen for Fellowship with Jackson Lab
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 awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Student award from MCTEH
Donald Szlosek, a senior Biology major, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Award from the Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health.
Anne Honeywell receives grant from the American Society of Mammalogists
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."
Beatrice Byrne awarded the Hagge Family Scholarship
Congratulations to Beatrice Byrne, a senior biology major with a concentration in human biology, for receiving the Hagge Family Scholarship for 2013-2014.
Cameron Seymour awarded first Tom Knight Biology Scholarship
Congratulations to Cameron Seymour, a junior Biology major, who received the inaugural Tom Knight Biology Scholarship for 2013-2014.
Elaine Fink Retiring as Part Time Faculty
After 27 years, Elaine Fink will retire from teaching anatomy and physiology courses in the Biology Dept.
Nurse Practitioner Visits With USM Premedical & Health Student Society
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.