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Dr. Carrie Wu, Dr. Kristine Nolin, and three UR students have published "Convergence of glandular trichome morphology and chemistry in two montane monkeyflower (Mimulus, Phrymaceae) species” in the journal Flora.

Bustamante Eguiguren S, H Nguyen, A Caldwell, KA Nolin, and CA Wu. 2020. Convergence of glandular trichome morphology and chemistry in two montane monkeyflower (Mimulus, Phrymaceae) species. Flora 265: 151567.

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253020300311

 

 

2022 Student Award Winners

Congratulations to the following student award winners!

  • Willie M. Reams Award in Biology: Kristen Starks
  • Clarence Denoon Award: Carolyn Falco
  • Cole Memorial Scholarship Award: Dominique Pham
  • John Neasmith Dickinson Memorial Research Award: Dominique Pham
  • Robert F. Smart Award in Biology: London Nemmers, Daniel Frascella, Aelan Snyder, Mir Kim,
    Jean Patrick Gonzales, Daniel Larson, Betty Duan, Andrew Cook
  • Department of Biology Service Award: Lauren Stenson
  • Department of Biology Teaching Assistant Award: Sophia Jackson
  • Department of Biology Junior Research Award: Dominique Pham
  • Department of Biology Senior Research Award: Jean Patrick Gonzales
  • Department of Biology Junior Achievement Award: Narmeen Rashid
  • Department of Biology Senior Achievement Award: Anna Frisbie

Faculty Highlights

  • Brinkerhoff Awarded

    Jory Brinkerhoff, associate professor of biology, was named a 2022 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Scholarship Award at the annual Colloquy celebration.

  • Hilliker Awarded

    Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, was named a 2022 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Educator Award at the annual Colloquy celebration.

  • Grayson Awarded

    Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, has been awarded $116,800 from the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for “Research and Development on a Rearing System for Emerald Ash Borer.” This is the Grayson's fourth year of funding. 

  • Grayson & UR Colleagues Published

    Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, along with colleagues Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, and Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, published the article, "R Markdown as a Dynamic Interface for Teaching: Modules from Math and Biology Classrooms," in Mathematical Biosciences.

  • Hilliker & UR Colleagues Published

    Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, along with colleagues Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, and Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, published the article, "R Markdown as a Dynamic Interface for Teaching: Modules from Math and Biology Classrooms," in Mathematical Biosciences.

  • Pierce, Norris, and Undergraduates Published

    B. Daniel Pierce, assistant professor of biology, and Michael Norris, assistant professor of chemistry, along with undergraduate students and former students, published "Mechanistic Analysis of the VirA Sensor Kinase in Agrobacterium tumefaciens Using Structural Models," in Frontiers in Microbiology.

  • Erickson Awarded NIH Grant

    Priscilla Erickson, assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Research Enhancement Award for her research on an invasive fruit fly. Read more.

  • Lookingbill Published

    Todd Lookingbill, associate professor of geography, environmental studies, and biology, published an article, "Connectivity in the Urban Landscape (2015–2020): Who? Where? What? When? Why? and How?" in Current Landscape Ecology Reports.

  • Quintero-Carmona Awarded

    Omar Quintero-Carmona, associate professor of biology received 2021 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity from The American Society for Cell Biology. Read more.

  • Skromne Published

    Isaac Skromne, assistant professor of biology, and UR undergraduate students and alumni published an article on the development of bone-specific nanocarriers for drug delivery in the publication Drug Delivery.

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