Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Lisa Moore receives Australian Endeavor Executive Fellowship

Dr. Moore will spend part of her sabbatical at Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Alex Dalton awarded Tom Knight Biology Scholarship

Congratulations to Alex Dalton, a senior Biology major, who received the Tom Knight Biology Scholarship for 2014-2015.

Biology students coauthor publication on effects of Gulf oil spill

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 awarded Sigma Xi research grant

Shri Verrill, a graduate student in Biology, received a research grant from Sigma Xi in support of her master's thesis project.

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."