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Congratulations to Drs. Colin Jackson and Ryan Garrick for their NSF award to study genetic, phylogenetic, and microbiome diversity in freshwater mussels.

The holobiont concept proposes that the functional organism is the sum of the interactions between a host and its microbiome (i.e., the consortium of microorganisms associated with the host). Department of Biology faculty members Colin Jackson and Ryan Garrick are studying these host
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Zanethia Barnett

Congrats to Zanethia Barnett!!

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and other federal land managers are responsible for maintaining the productivity of aquatic–riparian ecosystems, the associated native biota, and the ecosystem services they provide. In this article, Zanethia Barnett, University of Mississippi Biology
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Congratulations to Dr. Tamar Goulet for her new NSF award to study the genetic makeup of coral colonies.  

“Corals constitute the core of coral reef ecosystems.  In turn, coral reef ecosystems comprise an essential component for many countries, including the U.S., serving as barriers from ocean waves, providing food for the population, and income from the tourist industry.  The majority
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Congrats to Dr. Jason Hoeksema and Dr. Peter Zee!

Biology professors Jason Hoeksema and Peter Zee, along with 19 other co-authors from five countries (including former Biology post-doc Megan Rua and former Biology PhD student Bridget Piculell) recently published a paper in the journal Communications Biology that resulted from a 15-year
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Ph.D. student Zanethia Barnett featured in USDA article

Zanethia was featured in an article about women in science by the USDA. Check out the article,  https://srs.fs.usda.gov/women-in-science/zanethia-barnett/
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