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BIOLOGY NEWS

Ryan '72 Honored by Seneca County

Dr. Timothy J. Ryan '72 and Lifecare Medical Associates, a medical group Ryan founded in 1979, were recently honored as the Business of the Year by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. Ryan was featured in a Finger Lakes Times article covering the award as well as an article written by New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio L.H.D. '07 (R-Fayette) highlighting Ryan's services to local resid...  More >>

Methylmercury Research Begins

Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently purchased a Brooks-Rand MERX-M methylmercury analyzer, an instrument that measures the concentrations of methylmercury in organisms collected from lakes and streams. The analyzer will be instrumental in furthering research for the Finger Lakes Institute's Mercury Project, a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority funded collaborative stu...  More >>

Researching Developmental Genetics

For Yanli Guo '12 and Nathan Martin '13, it was an undergraduate research experience with Associate Professor of Biology Kristy Kenyon that opened the door to an incredible opportunity to co-author a chapter in the newly revised textbook, "Principles of Developmental Genetics" (2015). Kenyon invited Guo and Martin to join her in writing the chapter - "Building Dimorphic Forms: The Intersection of...  More >>

Bird Banding at Braddock Bay

Through a partnership between the Colleges and Braddock Bay Bird Observatory in Rochester, N.Y., Joe Sanders '16 and Maddie Sutton '17 have spent the first portion of the semester banding birds at the observatory and collecting data on migratory birds that pass through the region. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander, Sanders and Sutton will spend the remainder of the sem...  More >>

Symposium Highlights Student Research

From facial representation masks and the history of race relations in St. Louis, to quantum mechanics, cancer-cell research and everything in between, more than 50 students presented at this year's Student Research Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 3. As one of Homecoming and Family Weekend's annual events, the Symposium allows students, families and alums to explore the high-caliber research performe...  More >>

Colleges Receive Alden Trust Grant

Hobart and William Smith recently received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to reconfigure and refurbish two classrooms in Rosenberg and Gulick Halls into flexible learning spaces that now foster the integration of pedagogy and technology in the natural sciences. The renovations are congruent with the outcomes of a nearly two year comprehensive review and revision of the HWS curric...  More >>

Kopicki '12 Pursues Medical Degree

Currently in her fourth year of medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Rachel Kopicki '12 has returned to Geneva to complete her rural medicine training. Since January, Kopicki has been working at various Finger Lakes Health facilities in the area, dealing with everything from emergency surgeries to sick-calls at the county prison. Pursuing family medicine, Kopicki is working through ...  More >>

Autism and Animal Behavior

An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category. Sh...  More >>

Diamondback Moth Project

Tony Shelton, professor of entomology at Cornell University, and Neil Morrison, scientist at Oxitec Ltd, will share the results of their groundbreaking Diamondback Moth (DBM) Project research in a talk titled, "Safe Sex for Insects: New Technologies for Pest Control," on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. The DBM project is a scientific evaluation of a way to manage local pest...  More >>

Gatch '16 Interns for Mercury Project

An avid fisher and water-enthusiast, Alex Gatch '16 is spending his summer working as a Finger Lakes Mercury Project lab-technician intern for the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI). Through the position, he conducts scientific analysis of mercury levels in local fish as part of the mercury project launched earlier this year. Lisa Cleckner, Ph.D. and director of the FLI, is the principal investigator o...  More >>

 

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