Category: Biological Sciences

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 […]

5th annual Darwin Day set for Feb. 12

5th annual Darwin Day set for Feb. 12

Each year, SIUE’s Department of Biological Sciences celebrates Darwin Day by hosting a speaker in its Ralph W. Axtell Lecture Series. The event takes place around the birthday of Charles Darwin and celebrates his enormous contribution to science, particularly the theory of evolution by natural selection (published jointly with Alfred Russel Wallace) that underpins all […]

Biological Sciences' DiSalvo searches for unique symbiotic interactions

Biological Sciences’ DiSalvo searches for unique symbiotic interactions

The Department of Biological Sciences’ newest addition is Susanne DiSalvo, Ph.D., is looking into intimate interactions between amoeba hosts and their bacterial symbionts.
Dr. Suzanne DiSalvo, Biological Sciences
Dr. DiSalvo teaches Bacteriology (BIOL 250) and the Graduate Seminar (BIOL 595) currently for the Department of Biological Sciences.
“I am interested in the mechanisms and consequences of microbial symbioses. […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

SIUE math major presents research at national conference

SIUE math major presents research at national conference

SIUE junior Kelly Buch is pursuing a career in biomathematics. SIUE currently does not have a bio math program, so Buch must actively seek research opportunities to prepare for graduate school.
SIUE junior Kelly Buch (right) presented her research in a poster and oral presentation in January. (Courtesy photo)
Buch earned a lucrative opportunity last summer when […]

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