Notable Faculty & Student Achievements
Hot Off the Press: Antonio Mendez ’20 is a coauthor on the peer-reviewed article “CroSR391, an Ortholog of the λ Cro Repressor, Plays a Major Role in Suppressing polVR391-Dependent Mutagenesis” in the journal Molecular Microbiology. Working with Dr. Martín Gonzalez, Mendez collaborated on the research with Roger Woodgate of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.
Assistant Professor of Biology Kim McArthur presented her research at the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology on July 14, 2021. In her virtual poster, titled “Behavioral Analysis of Respiratory Circuit Development in Larval Zebrafish,” McArthur presented evidence that neural circuits in the brainstem that drive breathing behaviors become functional very early in development, well before they are strictly necessary for oxygen uptake. The larval zebrafish provides a unique opportunity to study the earliest stages in neural circuit development as zebrafish develop outside of their mothers where brain cells can be observed under the microscope using noninvasive methods.
Business and biology major Andrew Vergote ’21 gave a talk titled “Novel Bioinks: The Gateway to Bioprinting Complex Biological Tissues” at the 2021 BBB South Central Virtual Regional Convention. The talk resulted from research that Vergote completed with Assistant Professor of Physics Cody Crosby in spring 2021. They plan to continue this research as a funded Faculty–Student Project this summer.