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• Upcoming Events (03-12-18)
• Student Opportunities (03-05-18)
• Dept News (01-20-18)
• Forms - new option sheets (10-23-17)
• Advisee-Advisor Lists (09-23-17)
• Faculty Schedules uploaded (01-22-16)

Communicating Biology Blog
Fascinating biology topics reported by our Scientific Communications students.


Thursday Seminar Series.
Dr. Laura Grabel from Wesleyan University will be speaking on "Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Therapies: Where Do We Stand?" on Thursday, Mar 29, at 4:00 pm in Science Building 125. The event is free and open to the public. Consult our Seminar Schedule here. (posted 03-12-18)

Climate Change Lectures for the third annual series will be presented by WCSU faculty and students. The last lecture on "Reducing Carbon Emissions" will take place Wednesday, Mar 21 in Science Building 125 from 7:00–8:30 PM. The event is open to the public. For the complete series schedule, go here. (posted 03-09-18)

BIO 480 Group Senior Research in the Summer will take place in Maine, studying cellular and molecular aspects of fish physiology with Dr. Monette. For more information, go here. (posted 02-10-18)

Summer job opportunities for students in our SURF program and elsewhere are listed here. (posted 03-05-18)

Dr. Rachel Prunier has been awarded the Board of Regents Faculty Research Award for WCSU. Congratulations! (posted 01-20-18)

Dr. Neeta Connally and Dr. Rayda Krell are part of a joint grant award from the U.S. EPA to WCSU and the Ridgefield Health Department to educate communities about tick management. Read all about it here. (posted 10-06-17)

Advisor-Advisee Lists are now available on the Forms page. (posted 09-23-17)

Dr. Frank Dye has a new book out, entitled Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine, published by John Wiley. (posted 03-19-17)

Welcome. Dr. Hannah Reynolds joins us as our new tenure-track microbiologist. She comes to us from Ohio State University, and her research interests include fungal diseases such as White-Nose Syndrome that affects bats. (posted 01-21-17)

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Entomology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Mitch Wagener.

Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Theodora Pinou.

Biology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Ed Wong.

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