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Professor Sparks Contributes to Textbook

Dr. Jackson Sparks, assistant professor of biology, recently contributed a chapter to the textbook “Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (second edition).” The chapter, titled Reflections on antennal proteins: the evolution of pheromone binding proteins; diversity of pheromone degrading enzymes; and the distribution and behavioral roles of SNMPs, reviews proteins involved in the detection of […]

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Dr. Veronica Segarra appointed Associate Editor of scientific journal Molecular Biology of the Cell

Dr. Veronica Segarra has been appointed Associate Editor of scientific journal Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC). MBoC is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Cell Biology. This scientific journal focuses on research related to the molecular basis of cell structures and their function.   Dr Segarra comments, “It is a […]

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Dr. Niky Hughes and Students Publish Research in Plant Science

Dr. Niky Hughes, associate professor of biology and her students Brooke Willans, Class of 2019; and Michaela Connors, Class of 2020; recently published research in Plant Science. Their article, titled “The same anthocyanins served four different ways: Insights into anthocyanin structure-function relationships from the wintergreen orchid, Tipularia discolor,”  is about  anthocyanin pigments in plants, which are colorful […]

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Cancer Cell Biology Students and Faculty Publish on Pedagogical and Laboratory Innovations

Spring 2020 Cancer Cell Biology Course Students and Faculty have met the COVID-19 challenge with success. Not only were they able to transition successfully to online learning in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, but they have also published a total of three peer-reviewed papers highlighting pedagogical and laboratory innovations that they used as tools […]

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Faculty Member Dr. Heather Ahrens Publishes in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Her publication titled, “Anatomy, Relationships, and Paleobiology of Cambaytherium (Mammalia, Perissodactylamorpha, Anthracobunia)” describes the anatomy and biology of Cambaytherium, an early relative of perissodactyls (horses, rhinos and tapirs) from India. Extensive fieldwork in India produced more than 300 specimens of this mammal, which provides insight on the early anatomy of this group, as well as […]

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HPU Biology Student Clara Primus Publishes Research in Molecular Biology of the Cell Journal

Clara Primus, a junior and biology major and civic responsibility and social innovation minor, published research titled, “Scientific Societies Fostering Inclusivity through Speaker Diversity in Annual Meeting Programming: A Call to Action” in Molecular Biology of the Cell Journal. The publication provides evidence-based recommendations for methods in which professional scientific societies can foster an inclusive […]

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Dr. Veronica Segarra Named Top 100 LatinX Scientists

Dr. Veronica Segarra, interim chair and assistant professor of biology, was recently recognized by Cell Mentor on their “100 of the Most Inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientists Working in the United States” list. The list is selected based on scholarly achievements, mentoring excellence, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The aim in assembling the list is […]

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The Vigueira Lab Publishes Research in the Frontiers in Agronomy Journal

Dr. Cindy Vigueira, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Patrick Vigueira, assistant professor of biology, both in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences, recently published the article “Weedy Rice from South Korea Arose from Two Distinct De-Domestication Events” in the Frontiers in Agronomy journal. Weedy rice is an aggressive weed of rice cultivation worldwide. Populations of weedy […]

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