"Fishermen unintentionally catch millions of sharks each year, and many don’t survive the physical stress of being reeled in, but biology professor Glenn Parsons is designing a device that could prevent sharks from ever being hooked. If his "entangling leader" device is successful, fishermen may not have to handle sharks, which have roamed the ocean mostly unchanged for 400 million years." Click here for more.
Recent awards to Biology faculty will support research projects on flower development and cellular differentiation (Dr. Sarah Liljegren) and comparing cell cycle regulation in bacteria (Dr. Patrick Curtis). More information can be found here for Dr. Liljegren and here for Dr. Curtis.
Click here to read the article in the Oxford Eagle newspaper titled "UM to host national honor society convention". This is the first year the national convention will be held at Ole Miss.
Biology students Michelle Ha and Ann Rasmussen traveled to Poland this past summer with Dr. Jason Hoeksema working to unlock the potential of the forest’s ancient ecosystem. Click here to read the article.
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss has established the Mississippi Water Security Institute (MWSI) to help students understand the delicate balance between promoting strong economic development and protecting natural resources.
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