Department of Biological 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."
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
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.


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