Category: Biological Sciences

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 […]

Dino expert shares latest discoveries during annual Darwin Day celebration

Dino expert shares latest discoveries during annual Darwin Day celebration

Showcasing the latest in 3D modeling and technology, Dr. Lawrence Witmer, Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Ohio University presented the ways the advanced modeling techniques can further shed light on the large creatures that roamed the earth several millennia ago.
Dr. Lawrence Witmer, speaks about Dinosaurs during the Biological Sciences Departments […]

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

The National Science Foundation approved a $150,000 collaborative research grant in December for the Biological Science department to continue a research project that will study hybridization among two species of topminnow fish.
SIUE Biological Sciences Professor David Duvernell. (Courtesy photo)
Research for the project will continue this summer with experimentation and analysis split at labs in SIUE’s Science […]

SIUE alum brings a diverse set of skills to instructor, gardening position

SIUE alum brings a diverse set of skills to instructor, gardening position

Lindley Ballen is combining her passions: working in the outdoors, gardening and teaching.
SIUE alum Lindley Ballen is a garden coordinator and instructor at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. She graduated from SIUE with a master's in biological sciences in December 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lindley Ballen)
The SIUE graduate recently moved to the Pacific Northwest […]

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