Category: Biological Sciences

Dr. DiSalvo’s Student Awarded ASM Fellowship

Dr. DiSalvo’s Student Awarded ASM Fellowship

Take a stroll into Dr. DiSalvo’s lab and she will likely tell you about the various social interactions and behaviors of Dictyostelium discoideum, a species of soil-dwelling amoebae.
What makes them so special? Dr. DiSalvo, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, breaks it down for us, but what she has to say next might […]

Summer Research with Dr. Brittany F. Peterson

Summer Research with Dr. Brittany F. Peterson

“Bug Guts Lab.”
Summer is almost over and as we prepare to usher in a new semester at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, professors like Dr. Brittany F. Peterson in the Department of Biological Sciences will be carrying their summertime work over into the fall. Peterson’s research interests lie in attempting to understand the symbiotic interactions and […]

Solomon Creek Farm: An Illinois Natural Area for Experiential Learning

Solomon Creek Farm: An Illinois Natural Area for Experiential Learning

This spring, a farm located in Illinois became available for students of Southern Illinois University (SIUE) as an experiential learning location. The natural area, known as Solomon Creek Farm, has been preserved since 1999 by landowners Trish and Rip, making it a unique place to experience an array of habitat types from wetlands to old […]

43rd Annual Probst Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

43rd Annual Probst Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

“CRISPR is a surgical tool for changing the code of life. Our goal is to deploy this enabling technology to have a positive impact on the human condition.”–Dr. Jennifer Doudna
The Department of Chemistry will host the 2019 Jean Dreyfus and 43rd Annual Probst Lecture series on Mar. 26 with Dr. Jennifer Doudna as the guest […]

Bridging the Art & Science Divide with Senior Haley Gouchenour

Bridging the Art & Science Divide with Senior Haley Gouchenour

“It seems like there is a divide, but neither side can see how much they both need each other in order to exist.”—Haley Gouchenour
One of Gouchenour’s final pieces from her metalsmithing course, each metal representing a tooth layer. Nickel for enamel; brass for the yellow under layer; ruby inlay for the nerve layer.
If you are […]

BioArt in the Lab

BioArt in the Lab

“Applying biology in an artistic way really helps to connect worlds together that we otherwise try to compartmentalize”–Dr. Brittany F. Peterson
How can you make bacteria more approachable? Dr. Brittany F. Peterson in the Department of Biology sought out to do just that in her Microbiology course (Biology 350). Utilizing an assignment developed by Dr. Susanne […]

Jacob Miller Rewarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jacob Miller Rewarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

“If you go into a class wanting to learn a concept, the grade will follow.” –Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller, a graduate student in microbiology, recently received the University’s 2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The award is designed to recognize and reward graduate assistants for their outstanding performance in teaching and instruction.
Miller, a graduate student in […]

Where Art & Science Meet: The AISLE Project

Where Art & Science Meet: The AISLE Project

Brigham Dimick. Arboreal Anatomy. Charcoal & Conte. 52” x 42″. 2004.
Outside of teaching courses in biology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor Dr. David Jennings has spent a considerable amount of time developing and launching the AISLE Project. An acronym for “Active Integrative Synergistic Learning Environments,” the project began as a way to promote an exchange […]

Science East Rededication

Science East Rededication

“This building is a part of the story here at SIUE…to become a landmark in this state, the region, and the nation.”–Dean Gregory Budzban
Nearing September’s end, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted a “Science Showcase,” an event celebrating the $32-million renovation of Science Building East. The building, 166,000 square feet […]

Dr. Faith Liebl Receives $422,064 Award

Dr. Faith Liebl Receives $422,064 Award

“The brain is fascinating in how this collection of cells can give rise to thought.”–Dr. Faith Liebl
A neuromuscular junction synapse in Drosophila. Photo Credit: Dr. Faith Liebl
Dr. Faith Liebl has a big question in her lab at Southern Illinois University Edwardville—“How do we learn and remember information?” More specifically, she wants to understand how genes in […]

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