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Congratulations to Jessica Heppard for winning 3MT

Biology masters student, Jessica Heppard, was the overall winner of The University of Mississippi 3 Minute Thesis Competitionwith her presentation titled “Impact of habitat modification and human disturbance on the basking behavior of the endangered Ringed Map Turtle (Graptemys
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Congratulations to members of Dr. Day’s lab

Mary Harvey and Kaitlyn Duda, two members of Dr. Lainy Day’s lab, tied in the $1000 Research Award competition for the Neuroscience minor. Mary’s project is titled “The Correlated Evolution of Cerebellar Size and Display Complexity in Pipridae” and Kaitlyn ‘
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Congratulations to Dr. Mika Jekabsons

Researchers, Dr. Mika Jekabsons (Biology) and Yu-Dong Zhou (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received a major award from the National Institutes of Health to continue their studies for three years to find new drugs to stop the spread of breast cancer to other organs. To read the full article
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Dr. Glenn Parsons and honors student Emily Hildebrandt recently published a paper in the scientific journal Copeia

Dr. Glenn Parsons and honors student Emily Hildebrandt recently published a paper in the scientific journal Copeia entitled “Effect of Turbidity and the Swimming Performance of Golden Shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas”. Click here to read the paper.
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Biology Doctoral Candidate Discovers New Species of Viper

Dept of Biology Ph.D. candidate Tim Colston recently helped discover and describe a new species of viper, Bitis harenna, on the west side of the Ethiopian Rift Valley.  Tim is working on research projects with associate professors Dr. Brice Noonan (Tim’s advisor) and Dr. Colin
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