Department of Biological Sciences


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.

Biology alumnus publishes doctoral research in Science

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 Students Observe Wildlife Research in Action

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.