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Abby Morgan (left), a senior biology major from Tullahoma, Tennessee, and Bridget Sprandel, a junior biology major from Crystal Lake, Illinois, show off a live conch they discovered while exploring an estuary on the Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay. The Ole Miss students participated in an Island Biogeography course in the Caribbean during the 2022 Wintersession. Submitted photo

Exploring Biology Beyond the Classroom

Off-campus courses give students hands-on opportunities in biodiversity locations AUGUST 3, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Biological science students at the University of Mississippi are broadening their horizons by taking classes in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Arizona, taught by professors Brice
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Zanethia Barnett

Former Student wins Society for Freshwater Science 2022 Career Award

MARCH 24, 2022 Dr. Zanethia Barnett, who earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Biology is the recipient of the 2022 Hynes Award for New Investigators, one of the Career Awards from The Society for Freshwater Science. “Our Career Awards recognize outstanding contributions in advancing
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A photo of Jared Barnes (right), a senior biology major from Grenada, talks about his biodegradable drug delivery system research during a poster presentation for the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant program. Photo by Shea Stewart/UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship September 15, 2021 By Shea Stewart Sydni Davis found herself in rewarding new territory this summer. The University of Mississippi sophomore from Tupelo spent the summer conducting interviews with Black women, gaining valuable
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A photo of Tamar Goulet is taking the crew of CBS's 'Mission Unstoppable' to explore coral reefs off the coast of the Florida Keys for the new episode of the program, which airs at 7 a.m. Saturday on CBS stations. Image courtesy 'Mission Unstoppable'

Biologist Talks Science on CBS’s ‘Mission Unstoppable’

IF/THEN ambassadorship gives Goulet national platform to encourage young women OCTOBER 28, 2021 BY JB CLARK Tamar L. Goulet loves sharing her passion for the sciences with anyone who will listen, especially young women interested in pursuing a career in the male-dominated field. This
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This green tree frog in Louisiana is part of a project that UM biologist Michel Ohmer participated in via a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program grant through the Department of Defense. Ohmer and a team of scientists from 11 universities are using a five-year National Science Foundation grant to study how frogs and other amphibians resist pathogens and environmental change to learn how humans can do the same. Photo by Michel Ohmer

Consider the Amphibian

UM biologist part of institute studying species’ resiliency against disease October 13, 2021 by Shea Stewart Humans have a lot to learn from amphibians. This class of animals – frogs, salamanders and caecilians – has been decimated by the emergence of new infectious diseases, along
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