2006-09 Archive

NASA funds biology researchers

NASA is funding biology graduate student Jason Westerbeck and biology faculty member Matthias Leu through the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

In praise of post-docs

William & Mary's interdisciplinary environmental program is expanding, thanks to a new post-doctoral fellowship program.

germ cell
Spring 2010 Topics Courses Announced

Read about Biology Topics courses offered in the upcoming 2010 Spring Semester (Bio 404 - Topics in Biology course catalog listing).

Kurt Williamson - Virus
Monster Virus!

Halloween brings out the phage in some of us.

Alex Gunderson
Alex Gunderson's work featured in BBC story

Alex Gunderson (W&M '07) published a paper with Dr. Mark Forsyth and Dr. John Swaddle that is featured in a story by the BBC. Alex's work points to effects that feather-degrading bacteria have on bluebird plummage coloration and health.

Studying cellular 'traffic control'

A protein known as the thyroid hormone receptor shuttles in and out of the cell's nucleus, where it goes about the all-important business of turning genes on and off.

Biology & Neuroscience Spring 2008 Thesis Defenses

Graduating biology and neuroscience majors will defend their thesis research (Masters for Biology and Honors Theses with Biology Department faculty advisors). All interested students and faculty are encouraged to attend!

Student Profile: Jenn Guyant

This is a love story, really. Her sophomore year, William and Mary biology major Jenn Guyant fell in love on Spring Break. She knew it wasn't going to be easy, logistically or emotionally, to make it work in the future, but it was love and she was going to try. Her love? Africa.

Bluebird
What the Little Birds Tell Us

Nothing is as charismatic as a bluebird, that nearly universal symbol of happiness and well being. Bluebirds are valuable for more than symbols of happiness. Their own pursuit of happiness makes them an ideal subject for scientific study.

Linda Cauley
Linda Cauley '74 Heads the Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

A graduate from the William and Mary class of 1974, Linda Cauley now serves as director for Shenandoah Valley Governor's School (SVGS) in Fishersville, Virginia. She acts as a principal as well as an AP Environmental Science teacher SVGS. The school specializes in math, science, technology, and, more recently, the fine arts.

Jeff Burket
Jeff Burket '06: Work in the Lab "Ridiculously Cool"

"Ridiculously cool." That is junior pre-med Jeff Burket's phrase of choice when describing his work in Prof. Mark Forsyth's lab, as well as when expressing his wonder at life on the molecular level in general.