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Dr. Glenn Parsons aims to reduce shark deaths

“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
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Dr. Sarah Liljegren and Dr. Patrick Curtis win prestigious NSF CAREER awards

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.
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Students Conduct Research in Ancient Polish Forest

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.
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Dr. Cliff Ochs, Biology Professor and Director of the Mississippi Water Security Institute

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. For the full article click here.  
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New STEM Building for Science and Engineering Classes in Planning Stages

The University of Mississippi is planning a new building on campus to house laboratory and classroom space for Biology and other science and engineering departments. Read more about this facility:
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