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WCSU biology faculty and adjuncts have expertise in a range of fields, from animal behavior and organismic biology to cell and molecular biology. Our staff provide valuable support to teaching and research activities.
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Biology Follies. Join us for an afternoon of entertainment, food, and fun. Meet new Bio students. Performances by Biology dept faculty and students. Prize for the best student performance. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 4 – 6 pm in SB125 and the Atrium. To register a performance, contact wonge@wcsu.edu. (posted 09-17-15)

Wednesday Research Seminar. Lani Keller, Quinnipiac University, will be speaking on "Flies on the brain: Can fruit flies aid in curing neurodegeneration?" Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 4 pm in Science Building 219. Open to the public, and reception to follow. (posted 08-31-15)

Congratulations to the 2015 Biology Department Award recipients: Matthew Monaco, Karen Velez, and Stacey Evans Houle. Matthew Monaco received the "Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Major Award", Karen Velez received the "Most Promising Underclassman Award", and Stacey Evans Houle received the "Graduate Student Award." (posted 02-20-15)

Dr. Rachel Prunier (with K. Holsinger & J. Carlson) published a paper entitled "Reconsidering a disjunct distribution: Molecular and morphological evidence for two evolutionarily distinct lineages in Protea mundii Klotsch." South African Journal of Biology 95: 64-69. (posted 09-17-14)

Dr. Mitch Wagener published a paper — along with adjunct instructor, Larry Marsicano and former BIO chair Tom Lonergan — entitled "A laboratory examination of the effectiveness of a winter seasonal lake drawdown to control invasive Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)". Lake and Reservoir Management, 30:4, 381-392. (posted 09-17-14)

Dr. Dora Pinou, with colleagues from Yale and The Citadel, published a paper entitled "Six degrees of separation in barnacles? Assessing genetic variability in the sea- turtle epibiont Stomatolepas elegans (Costa) among turtles, beaches and oceans" Journal of Natural History, 47:33-34, 2193-2212. (posted 09-17-14)

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Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For more information, check out the club webpage or contact the advisor, Dr. Dora Pinou.

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

Advisor's lists, program planning sheets, and other forms are available from the Forms page .

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