George Ellmore, Associate
Professor of Biology, was a visiting scholar at Vietnam National University of
Science, Hanoi in Nov-Dec 2011. He was invited to help celebrate the anniversary
of the university's founding, to teach Biology and Botany in a new Advanced and
Honors program, and to present research seminars relating to work done at Tufts
University. In December he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Biology at VNU
Michael Romero, Professor of Biology, was the
Plenary Speaker, 8th International Conference on Behavior, Physiology and
Genetics of Wildlife. Berlin,
Germany, September 2011.
Grants received: Collaborative Grant, Michael Levin
(Co-PI), 9/15/2011- 8/31/2012: A
computer framework for modeling complex patterning.
The National Science Foundation.
Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow and Undergraduate News
Congratulations to Adam South, from the
Sara Lewis Lab, upon
successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Seminal
Influences: The Role of Nuptial Gifts in Sequential Episodes of
Congratulations to Linnea van
Griethuijsen, from the Barry Trimmer Lab, upon successfully defending
her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Behavioral responses to mechano-sensory information
in a soft-bodied terrestrial animal."
Congratulations to Tegan Morton, from the Colin Orians Lab,
upon successfully defending her
Masters. thesis entitled "Invassion consequences and ecology:
evaluation of community and environment sinteractions of an exotic,
invasive plant, garlic mustard (Alliaria
Congratulations to Dan Kane, from the Mitch
McVey Lab, upon successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Planes,
Trains and Polymerases: an analysis
of polymerase action during DNA double-strand break repair in
Wendy Scott Beane, Postdoctoral Fellow
in the Levin Lab, attended the
Mechanisms of Organ Repair & Regeneration (MORR) conference in Sept
2011 at NIH, presenting a poster on her work "Membrane Voltage Regulates
Anterior Polarity During Planarian Regeneration." An image from her work
won First Place at the conference in the MORR Image Award Competition.
Sasha Keyel, 5th year doctoral candidate in the Reed Laboratory,
was invited to present to the Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, MA. in March 2012.
Title: Habitat selection in grassland birds.
Sasha also presented at the American
Museum of Natural History, NY, NY in October 2011.
Title: Testing the role of patch openness as a causal mechanism for
apparent area sensitivity. Student
Conference on Conservation Science.
Other department members in attendance were:
Michael Romero, Michael Reed, Carolyn Bauer and Christine Lattin.
Carolyn Bauer, 3rd year graduate
student in the Romero laboratory, received a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid of research
2010-2011 Publications by the Biology Department >