A Biology Summer

Students of Summer 2023

Research Associate at Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine

Amiyah Buan, the Media Assistant for the Department of Biology, is spending her summer in the Center of Neurostimulation in Epilepsy at Yale School of Medicine for the second time around. She is participating in studies involving novel neurostimulation devices that treat those diagnosed with epilepsy.

Amiyah (’24) is pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and hopes to pursue an PhD in Chemistry, with the hopes of contributing to the field of neuroscience.

Andrew Powers and the CT Copperhead Project

WCSU MS IDB Student Andrew Powers showcases his field work with these striking reptiles over the summer session of the CT Copperhead Project.

Amanda and Marine Animals

WCSU Biology Student, Amanda Moline, helps monitor marine mammals with The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.

Summer Anatomy & Physiology

Check out our students in action! Our first summer session of courses included Anatomy & Physiology, led by professors Michelle Monette and Deborah Johnson.

A summer of learning is a summer of fun!

Summer Watershed Steward Ambassadors

Our Summer Watershed Steward Ambassadors (SWSA) meet Danbury Engineer Dan Petrovich,  Tim Nolan, Superintendent of Danbury Public Services, and Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito. Together with WCSU graduate student researchers Greg Lewis and David Herberger the SWSA learned about stormwater management and City stewardship.  Can’t wait to get started on Candlewood Lake water quality research and grass carp behavior!  The SWSA program is funded by a NOAA BWet grant to Theodora Pinou, WCSU Biology Professor!

Greenhouse Renovations

Work in progress: our greenhouse is being updated with new climate controls and the new and improved facility—with plants!—is coming this fall!

SURF Fellowship I Sophia

As part of her fellowship, Sophia is working in the laboratory of Dr. Jianjun Sun in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at UCONN Storrs. In these pictures she is dissecting the reproductive tracts of female fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) and counting eggs. She is trying to determine whether knockdown of the foraging gene has an effect on egg laying and hatchability. 

Diamondback Terrapins

John Michael Arnett in the field working with terrapins! It’s officially a herpetology summer!

Herpetology Conservation Meeting

Presenting at Northeast Partners in Amphibians and Reptiles Conservation Meeting.

SURF Fellowship I Hannah

2023 WCSU SURF Biology student Hannah Daly is sorting through epibionts she collected in hopes of discovering a new species! What a great opportunity to be learning at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven CT.

Adventures of Summer 2022