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Biology Student Vaira Presents Primate Ethology Research

Gina Vaira recently presented some of her primate behavior research at the Northeastern Evolutionary Primatologists meeting in New York City.

Posted on 11/14/2016 12:23:14 PM

Irani and Larkin Publish on Local Tick-Borne Disease Pathogens

Vida Irani and Jeffery Larkin published a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary research study on tick-borne pathogens titled “Adult Ixodes scapularis Ticks in a Lyme Disease Hot Spot are Vectors for Emerging Pathogens” in the open-access journal SOJ Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Posted on 10/28/2016 3:04:22 PM

Biology Professor Larkin Receives Abraham Lincoln Honor Award

The Biology Department is pleased to announce that Jeff Larkin received the Abraham Lincoln Honor Award, the most prestigious departmental award presented by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Posted on 9/28/2016 2:53:21 PM

Janetski and Travis Offer Act 48 Water Quality Workshop for Area Teachers

Erin Janetski and Holly Travis from the IUP Biology Department offered an Act 48 workshop for teachers from the Indiana and Armstrong school districts on August 16, 2016, as part of an Environmental Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Posted on 8/26/2016 2:46:01 PM

Biology Student Anand Presents Animal Behavior Research

Kusuma Anand recently presented her thesis research at the 53rd annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, in Columbia, Missouri.

Posted on 8/26/2016 8:19:15 AM

Biology Undergraduate Research Experience Students Complete Summer Program

Eight undergraduate students have completed the Biology Undergraduate Research Experience, a Biology Department program to encourage student research, increase creative activity, and start student-faculty innovative research projects.

Posted on 8/4/2016 9:05:44 AM

Undergraduate Nursing Student Presents Biology Research at International Microbiology Conference

Iyinoluwa Abimbola Adekola Estinville, an undergraduate nursing student, presented her poster titled “Establishing Dugesia japonica as a Model System to Study Mycobacterium aviumsubspecies avium Pathogenesis” at the ASM Microbe 2016 meeting on June 20, 2016.

Posted on 7/8/2016 1:40:09 PM

Fossil of Early Mammal Discovered, 125 Million Years Old

Shundong Bi, Biology Department, and coauthors published an article in Scientific Reports describing a new genus and species of symmetrodont mammal from Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China.

Posted on 5/27/2016 10:43:38 AM

Simmons Presents at Integrated Tick Management Symposium in D.C. and Visits Capitol Hill

Biology Professor Tom Simmons presented a poster on “Forest fragmentation, deer density, and Lyme disease risk in the Allegheny National Forest: A small mammal perspective” at the Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem, held from May 16 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 5/19/2016 5:36:30 PM

Biology Faculty Recognized for Achievements in Scholarship

Biology faculty members were recognized for their achievements in scholarship at a dinner hosted by IUP President Michael Driscoll on May 5, 2016.

Posted on 5/11/2016 9:45:03 AM

Janetski, Travis, and Townsend Receive 2016 Pennsylvania Environmental Education Grant

Erin Janetski, biology MS student; Holly Travis, biology associate professor; and Josiah Townsend, biology assistant professor, were recently awarded an environmental education grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Posted on 5/9/2016 10:28:20 AM

Simmons Coauthors Review Article on Mosquito Parasites

IUP Biology professor Tom Simmons and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection entomologist Mike Hutchinson coauthored the article, “A Critical Review of All Known Published Records for Water Mite (Acari: Hydrachnidiae) and Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Parasitic Associations From 1975 to Present,” published in the Journal of Medical Entomology on April 25, 2016.

Posted on 5/2/2016 2:22:45 PM

Biology Students Participate in State, Regional, and Local Conferences and Research Forums

Here is a list of undergraduate and graduate biology students who have participated in state, regional, and local meetings and won awards at those meetings in the spring 2016 semester.

Posted on 4/26/2016 3:12:46 PM

IUP Tick Team Presents Seminar for Evergreen Conservancy

Biology students Austin Edwards, Rebecca Kruise, Victoria Stone, Shannon Tepe, and Emily Welch, and faculty members Anne and Tom Simmons, presented a blacklegged tick and Lyme disease seminar for the Evergreen Conservancy at Blue Spruce County Park on April 15, 2016.

Posted on 4/19/2016 2:55:42 PM

Summer 2017 Africa Study Abroad

Carl Luciano will hold an informational session about the Summer 2017 Africa Study Abroad trip on Thursday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Weyandt 9.

Posted on 4/12/2016 2:30:21 PM

Travis and Janetski Present at Life Discovery-Doing Science Conference

Holly Travis, Biology faculty member, and Erin Janetski, Biology MS student, presented original research on student engagement through citizen science participation and led a hands-on, mini-cover board workshop at the third Life Discovery-Doing Science Conference, held on March 18–19, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Posted on 3/24/2016 2:14:47 PM

Simmons Presents at Mid-Atlantic Tick Summit V

Biology professor Tom Simmons presented his disease and vector ecology laboratory's research findings on Lyme disease risk in the Allegheny National Forest at the fifth annual Mid-Atlantic Tick Summit held at the National Wildlife Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland on March 2, 2016.

Posted on 3/4/2016 11:38:43 AM

Biology Students Present Workshop on Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease

Victoria Stone, Shannon Tepe, Emily Welch, and Tom Simmons presented “A Tick in Time Saves Lyme: The Ecology of the Blacklegged Tick and Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 2/23/2016 10:03:23 PM

Free Tutoring for Biology Classes

The Biology Department is offering free tutoring for biology classes. Tutoring will start on Monday, February 8.

Posted on 2/3/2016 2:07:27 PM

IUP Science Education Programs Earn NCATE Accreditation

IUP’s Secondary Science Education programs, which include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics certifications, have once again been nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Science Teachers Association.

Posted on 2/2/2016 2:16:28 PM

Biology Students Forte, Krul, and Stewart Present Posters at Student Symposium on the Environment

Biology undergraduate students presented research posters at the 2015 Student Symposium on the Environment on December 3, 2015. The Symposium is held each December at Westminster College to highlight environmental study, research, artistic expression, and service work being done by students in the region.

Posted on 12/7/2015 3:09:28 PM

Biology Students Present Posters at Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium

In November 2015, biology undergraduate students Benjamin Wadsworth and Eli Beal presented posters at the Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium at the Tom Ridge Center located in Erie, Pa.

Posted on 11/30/2015 2:47:39 PM

Biology Students Participate in Community Service Event

Twenty IUP students in Dr. Holly Travis’s Dendrology and Fundamentals of Environmental Biology classes assisted with Work Day at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Ford City on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Posted on 11/11/2015 1:48:35 PM

Simmons Gives Two Invited Talks on Biodiversity and Lyme Disease

Biology professor Tom Simmons gave platform presentations titled “Biodiversity-buffers-disease paradigm: the case for Lyme disease” at recent Pennsylvania Vector Control Association and Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology meetings.

Posted on 11/9/2015 9:42:56 PM

Undergraduate Biology and Nursing Research Students Present Research at Regional American Society for Microbiology Meeting

IUP students Kimberly Ghorm and Kara McClain presented their medical microbiology research at the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ABASM) meeting on November 7.

Posted on 11/9/2015 1:35:48 PM

IUP Recognized in Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Task Force Report

IUP was recognized for its tick surveillance capacity and is a suggested support organization in the “Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania” report. IUP’s recognition results from the contributions of student researchers working in Tom Simmons’ Disease and Vector Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Biology.

Posted on 10/14/2015 5:09:41 PM

Biology Internship Informational Meeting on October 12

Dr. N. Bharathan will hold a meeting on Monday, October 12, at 6:00 p.m. in Weyandt 240 to discuss summer internships and the Biology Undergraduate Research Experience (BURE).

Posted on 10/5/2015 3:11:22 PM

Six Biology Students Present Lyme Disease Workshop

Biology students Tashi Bharathan, Austin Edwards, William Gerardi, Rebecca Kruise, Sara McBride, and Victoria Stone presented “Safely Exploring the Woods in the Age of Ticks and Lyme disease” at the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival on September 12, 2015.

Posted on 9/13/2015 8:13:29 PM

Tutoring Now Available Through the Biology Department

Biology Department tutoring sessions will start on Monday, September 14. All sessions will be held in Weyandt 120.

Posted on 9/9/2015 10:56:17 AM

Three Biology Students Publish Tick Population Study

Students James Shea, Rebecca Kruise, and Michele Myers-Claypole, professor of biology Tom Simmons, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Vector Management entomologist Mike Hutchinson published the article “Seasonal Activity, Density, and Collection Efficiency of the Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mid-Western Pennsylvania” in the Journal of Medical Entomology

Posted on 9/6/2015 10:14:05 PM

Biology Department Seminar on “Conservation of Urban Forest Health and Sustainability via Tree Genetic Diversity”

The Biology Department Fall Seminar Series will begin on September 11, 2015, with distinguished guest speaker Cynthia Morton of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 9/4/2015 8:36:09 AM

Biology Students Volunteer for Raccoon Rabies Vaccination Program

Biology undergraduates William Gerardi and Sara McBride and biology professor Tom Simmons participated in the Allegheny County Health Department’s Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccination hand-baiting program on August 13, 2015.

Posted on 8/14/2015 11:47:00 AM

Biology Professor Publishes on Kidney Development in Zebrafish

Biology Faculty Publishes on Kidney Development in Zebrafish

Posted on 6/29/2015 12:55:00 PM

Biology Professor Simmons Interviewed on Lyme Disease

Biology Department Professor Tom Simmons was featured in a television news segment on the Lyme disease epidemic in western Pennsylvania. Simmons was interviewed in his Disease and Vector Ecology Laboratory at IUP by Maria Simbra, medical reporter for KDKA-TV, CBS–Pittsburgh.

Posted on 6/27/2015 6:02:56 PM

Biology Recognizes Faculty Members for Achievements in Scholarship

Department of Biology faculty members were recognized for their achievements in scholarship at an awards ceremony at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on May 7, 2015. 

Posted on 6/19/2015 9:07:24 AM

Biology Student Presents Research at Society of Toxicology Meeting

Victoria Stone presented a poster titled “Human Health and Toxicology: Determining Educational Outreach Needs for School-age Students” at the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology meeting in Morgantown, West Virginia, on June 5, 2015. 

Posted on 6/19/2015 8:45:05 AM

Biology and Mathematics Professors Receive Environmental Leadership Award

Ellen Yerger, Department of Biology, and Ed Donley, Department of Mathematics, received the Peggy Clark–Grassroots Environmental Leadership Award on May 18, 2015, at the annual dinner of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County.

Posted on 6/18/2015 11:05:31 AM

African American Cultural Center Recognizes Professor

Daniel Widzowski was recognized by the African American Cultural Center for his support, dedication, and contributions to the students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 6/17/2015 10:58:09 AM

Nursing and Biology Faculty Publish Collaborative Innovative Pedagogy Research Study on Hand Hygiene

Lora Ott (Nursing) and Vida Irani (Biology) published their interdisciplinary pedagogy research study titled “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Real Time Feedback on the Bedside Hand Hygiene Behaviors of Nursing Students” in the May 2015 issue of Journal of Nursing Education.

Posted on 5/15/2015 9:49:18 AM

Biology Students Teach 110 Fourth-graders about Ticks

Students from the environmental biology course taught 110 fourth-grade students from Eisenhower Elementary School how to safely explore the woods, which can be inhabited by the blacklegged tick. The elementary school students spent their whole day on the IUP campus learning about science.

Posted on 5/6/2015 11:15:00 AM

A Statement from Alumna Ashlee Long

Ashlee Long discusses how her success at IUP prepared her for the next stages in her career.

Posted on 5/4/2015 3:43:13 PM

Phi Eta Sigma Celebrates 2015 Inductees and National Scholarship Winner

Congratulations are in order for Mary Chey, recipient of a Phi Eta Sigma national scholarship.

Posted on 5/4/2015 3:34:52 PM

Biology Students Recognized at 2015 CPUB Conference

Five undergraduate and graduate students representing the Department of Biology received awards at the 2015 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) Conference held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 11, 2015.

Posted on 4/30/2015 2:50:46 PM

Biology Students Receive Dean’s Awards for Excellence

Four students working with biology faculty received Dean’s Awards for Excellence at the IUP Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums on April 8, 2015. The IUP forums encourage students to discuss their academic work and share their research with students and professors.

Posted on 4/29/2015 2:04:14 PM

Biology Students Receive Sigma Xi Awards

David Ampofo and Rebecca Kruise received Sigma Xi Awards at the 2015 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 8.

Posted on 4/23/2015 11:34:27 AM

Biology Faculty and Student Present Research at Princeton University

Biology student Daniela Alarcon (from Robert Major’s lab) and Cuong Diep presented their research at Princeton University during the Society for Developmental Biology Mid-Atlantic Meeting, March 27–28, 2015.

Posted on 4/17/2015 2:45:49 PM

Biology Student Lands Summer Internship at Doylestown Hospital

Sara Binter will be starting her internship at Doylestown Hospital this summer.

Posted on 4/13/2015 1:47:19 PM

Biology Professors Honored with Awards for Research

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and the IUP Research Institute celebrated outstanding achievement in Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Research with several awards.

Posted on 4/10/2015 3:03:34 PM

Simmons Co-authors Statewide Survey of Tick-Borne Pathogens

Dr. Tom Simmons, Department of Biology, co-authored, along with collaborators from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), the first statewide survey of Pennsylvania for blacklegged ticks infected with human pathogens.

Posted on 4/10/2015 2:51:18 PM

Biology Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to these students for receiving awards at the 2015 Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program on Monday, April 6.

Posted on 4/8/2015 1:59:36 PM

Biology Student Receives IUP Women’s Senior Leadership Award

Congratulations to Biology student Gretchen McCormick, who received the 2015 IUP Women’s Senior Leadership Award on April 1.

Posted on 4/3/2015 1:58:21 PM

Biology Graduate Student Accepts Summer Faculty Position

James Birch, a first-year Biology graduate student, has accepted a summer biology faculty position at Frostburg State University working with the Regional Mathematics and Science Center.

Posted on 4/3/2015 1:53:06 PM

Biology Student Recognition Awards Ceremony

The Biology Department hosted the 2015 Student Recognition Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 20.

Posted on 3/24/2015 1:38:54 PM

Janetski Receives Funding From Great Lakes Fishery Trust

David Janetski, Department of Biology, received a funding award from Great Lakes Fishery Trust/Grand Valley State University for his project, “Yellow Perch Stock Assessment in Drowned River Mouth Lakes and Nearshore Lake Michigan.”

Posted on 3/20/2015 2:54:21 PM

Larkin Funded for Golden Winged Warbler Project

The School Of Graduate Studies Research is pleased to announce that Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the American Bird Conservancy for his project, “Golden Winged Warbler Breeding Ground Coordinator.”

Posted on 3/20/2015 2:46:36 PM

Biology Student Recognition Award Ceremony

The Biology Department will host the Student Recognition Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 2:00 pm in Weyandt Hall, room 6, recognizing outstanding students for scholarship and service activities.

Posted on 3/19/2015 3:14:36 PM

Simmons Presents on “Population Ecology of Ixodes Scapularis” at Mid-Atlantic Tick Summit IV

Anne Simmons and Tom Simmons attended the fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Tick Summit on February 25, 2015, in Laurel, Md., where Tom gave a presentation on the “Population Ecology of Ixodes Scapularis in Mid-western Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 2/27/2015 1:13:15 PM

Ruby, Widzowski, and Undergraduate Students Present Research at Neuroscience Meeting

Biology professors Christina Ruby and Dan Widzowski and their students, Natalie Verbanes, Catherine Zisk, Colleen Trostle, and Abbey Hawkins presented the results of their research at the 44th annual Society for Neuroscience meeting held November 15-19, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 2/27/2015 12:58:00 PM

IUP to Host 46th Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists

The 2015 CPUB meeting is scheduled for the weekend of April 10–11 (Friday–Saturday).

Posted on 2/27/2015 12:46:42 PM

Secondary Science Education Students and Faculty Present at State Conference

Several secondary science education students from IUP presented original research on student learning at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA) conference held in State College on Friday, December 5, 2014.

Posted on 12/8/2014 9:00:02 AM

Townsend and students Present Research at Mesoamerican Biology and Conservation Congress in Honduras

A keynote address by Josiah Townsend, sponsored symposium, and student poster awards highlight IUP’s participation at the 2014 Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation (Sociedad Mesoamericanapara la Biologia y Conservacion).

Posted on 11/19/2014 9:33:15 AM

Student Award Named for Humphreys; Simmons Presents on “The Indestructible Blacklegged Tick”

The Pennsylvania Vector Control Association honored IUP Biology professor emeritus Jan Humphreys at its 2014 conference by announcing that it had changed the name of its student award to the Dr. Jan G. Humphreys PVCA Academic Award for Student Research in Vector Control.

Posted on 11/2/2014 5:58:53 PM

Biology Department Seminar, October 31

Robert Hinrichsen will present the next Biology Department seminar, “Biological Rhythms and Behavior in Paramecium tetraurelia: A Hypothesis to Integrate the Involvement of IP3, Ca2+ and Reactive Oxygen Species,” at noon in Weyandt Hall, room 6.

Posted on 10/29/2014 1:54:51 PM

Student Peles Receives Pennsylvania Academy of Science Grant for Master’s Research

Dan Peles, an MS Biology student, received $500 in research grant funds from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science for his proposal, “Determining Mycobacterium avium Host Immune Response Evasion: Serovar 8 serovar-specific glycopeptidolipid (ssGPL) and Its Significance In Phagosome-Lysosome Fusion.”

Posted on 10/21/2014 12:16:58 PM

Tyree and Janetski Receive Biology Research Grant Awards

David Janetski and Michael Tyree, Department of Biology, received research grant awards to study yellow perch stock assessment and to measure plant respiration and photosynthesis.

Posted on 10/7/2014 5:34:01 PM

Biology Department Establishes Undergraduate Research Experience Fund

The Department of Biology has established a fund for qualifying biology and biochemistry majors to do undergraduate biology research during summer 2015.

Posted on 10/1/2014 4:56:02 PM

Shundong Bi Paper Describes Fossils of Three New Species

Shundong Bi, Department of Biology, coauthored a paper published in the September 10, 2014, issue of the journal Nature, describing six fossils representing three new species from a rare group of rodent-like mammals from China. 

Posted on 9/11/2014 1:07:26 PM

Ruby Co-authors Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters.

Christina Ruby, Department of Biology, recently co-authored four articles in peer-reviewed neuroscience journals and two book chapters in neuroscience textbooks.

Posted on 9/9/2014 4:56:42 PM

Bharathan Receives Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Distinguished Service Award

N. Bharathan, Department of Biology, will be presented with the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Distinguished Service Award at the society’s 2014 national convention.

Posted on 9/9/2014 10:15:52 AM

Simmons Speaking at Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness Mini-Seminar

Tom Simmons, disease and vector ecologist in the Department of Biology, is an invited speaker at the Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness Mini-Seminar to be held on Wednesday, August 27.

Posted on 8/19/2014 11:53:20 AM

Biology Personnel Changes for 2014–2015

The Department of Biology is very happy to welcome several new faculty members, while we congratulate several others and say farewell to two of our colleagues.

Posted on 8/18/2014 10:48:49 AM

Larkin Receives More Funding for Golden-Winged Warbler Research

Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services for his project, "Expanding Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation in the El Jaguar-Volcan Yali Corridor and Beyond."

Posted on 7/1/2014 10:08:20 AM

Simmons Gives Research Seminar on Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Tom Simmons, Department of Biology, presented “The Indestructible Blacklegged Tick and Pathogens: Lessons from Western Pennsylvania” at the University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology Seminar Series on June 4, 2014.

Posted on 6/20/2014 1:44:53 PM

Larkin Receives Forest Management Grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his project, "CERW Forest Management and Fledgling Survival."

Posted on 5/29/2014 10:33:44 AM

Simmons and High School Student Horvath Present at Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

Indiana Area High School senior Kylie Horvath presented her research, conducted in the environmental toxicology laboratory at IUP, and Biology assistant professor Anne Simmons presented her students’ toxicology outreach activities at the annual meeting, May 15–16, 2014.

Posted on 5/19/2014 11:18:23 AM

Simmons Discusses Blacklegged Tick and Its Pathogens

Tom Simmons, professor of Biology and vector/disease ecologist, gave a presentation on the blacklegged tick and its tick-borne pathogens on May 15, 2014, to the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 5/19/2014 11:14:02 AM

Biology Department Presents 2013–2014 Scholarships and Awards

Several undergraduate and graduate students in the Biology Department received scholarships and awards for the 2013–2014 academic year.

Posted on 5/14/2014 9:50:39 AM

Bi Receives University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Research

Shundong Bi (Department of Biology) was among four winners named across the university for their accomplishments in research, teaching, the creative arts, and service.

Posted on 4/30/2014 2:10:09 PM

Biology Faculty Recognized During IUP’s 2014 Research Week

Shundong Bi, Megan Knoch, and Jeffery Larkin took home individual honors in recognition of their research during IUP’s 2014 Research Week.

Posted on 4/17/2014 10:46:39 AM

Larkin Awarded Additional Funds for Golden-Wingled Warbler Research

The School of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce that Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received $255,996 in additional funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for his project, "Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management."

Posted on 4/17/2014 10:11:20 AM

Yerger and Donley Receive Grant to Develop Image Analysis Software to Measure Irregular Leaf Shapes from Insect Feeding

Ellen Yerger of the Biology Department and H. Edward Donley of the Mathematics Department were awarded a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Committee grant for their project, "Development of image analysis software measuring irregular leaf shapes from insect feeding on native and non-native plants."

Posted on 4/17/2014 10:04:04 AM

Secondary Science Education Students Present Teacher Work Sample Projects

Five secondary science education students presented research on student learning at the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology and Undergraduate Scholars Forum Activities on March 30 and April 1, 2014.

Posted on 4/16/2014 2:34:50 PM

Biology Students Win Multiple Awards During IUP Research Week 2014

Undergraduate and graduate students from the IUP Department of Biology made numerous presentations during IUP’s 2014 Research Week, and many were named as winners in their respective venues.

Posted on 4/9/2014 1:23:54 PM

Ott and Irani Receive Faculty Recognition Award

Lora Ott (Nursing) and Vida Irani (Biology) were the recipients of this year’s Faculty Recognition Award in the category of Content Pedagogy.

Posted on 4/2/2014 3:44:58 PM

Secondary Science Education Students and Faculty Present at PSTA

Anne Simmons, Holly Travis, and several secondary science education students from IUP presented research on student learning at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association conference on December 6, 2013.

Posted on 12/12/2013 1:48:54 PM

Larkin Awarded Additional Funding for Golden-Winged Warbler Project

Jeff Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for his project, "Implementing Conservation Practices to Create Young Forest Habitat for Golden-Winged Warblers on Private Lands in Maryland and Pennsylvania."

Posted on 12/11/2013 4:10:56 PM

Bi Publishes Study Advancing Mammalian Evolutionary Origin and Understanding

Shundong Bi (Department of Biology) and colleagues recently published their analysis of an early mammalian fossil that changes our understanding of mammalian evolution.

Posted on 11/26/2013 6:59:58 AM

Biology Student Krygeris Presents on “Systematics and Conservation of Montane Stream Frogs”

IUP student Catherine Krygeris presented preliminary results from her Honors Thesis project at the first PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, held November 15–16, 2013, at Slippery Rock University.

Posted on 11/22/2013 10:07:17 AM

Biology Graduate Students Present at 9th Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium

Three graduate students from the IUP Department of Biology represented IUP at the 9th Annual Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium, held November 7–8, 2013, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 11/13/2013 2:17:13 PM

Biology Seminar on Aquatic Pesticides, December 3

Jessica Hua, a graduate student from the the University of Pittsburgh, will visit IUP to present a seminar entitled “It’s a Complicated World: An Ecological and Evolutionary Look at Pesticides in Aquatic Systems.”

Posted on 11/12/2013 11:55:02 AM

Second Information Session for IUP Study Abroad Africa 2014

On Thursday, November 14, Carl Luciano of the IUP Department of Biology will present an information session on the planned Summer 2014 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.

Posted on 11/6/2013 4:28:18 PM

Larkin Awarded Funding from National Resources Conservation Services

Jeff Larkin, of the IUP Department of Biology, received a grantfrom National Resources Conservation Services for his project, “NRCS Partnership for Working Lands for Wildlife.”

Posted on 11/3/2013 12:21:13 PM

Search Opens for Three Full-Time Biology Faculty Positions

The Department of Biology seeks talented and innovative applicants for three new faculty positions to begin in 2014.

Posted on 10/24/2013 2:45:45 PM

2014 Practicum in Biotechnology Applications Now Being Accepted

One of the goals of the Biotechnology Research Institute is to help prepare students for careers in applied sciences. With this goal in mind, N. Bharathan will offer a Practicum in Biotechnology for undergraduate students during Summer 2014.

Posted on 10/24/2013 2:28:39 PM

Information Session for IUP Study Abroad Africa 2014

On Wednesday, October 23, Carl Luciano of the IUP Department of Biology will present an information session on the planned Summer 2014 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.

Posted on 10/18/2013 10:51:27 AM

Larkin and Duchamp Awarded Woodrat Monitoring Funds for Student Researcher

Jeff Larkin and Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Game Commission for their project, “Monitoring the Response of Allegheny Woodrat Populations to Habitat Management Strategies in Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 10/12/2013 2:30:11 PM

Workshop on Molecular Ecology and Phylogenetics

Josiah Townsend (IUP Biology) has partnered with the Biology Graduate Student Society to offer a two-part workshop on Phylogenetic Methods for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

Posted on 10/2/2013 2:06:58 PM

IUP Students Contribute to Mandela Wall

During the 2013 IUP-Africa summer expedition, IUP study abroad students contributed “get well” messages to the memorial erected in support of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid and former political leader of South Africa.

Posted on 9/5/2013 12:59:17 PM

Travis Appointed to PAEE Certification Board

Holly Travis, IUP Biology, has accepted a three-year appointment to the nine-member Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators certification board.

Posted on 8/21/2013 10:01:53 AM

Indiana Area High School Student Receives Research Award To Study At IUP

Kylie Horvath received the 2013 MaryAnne Stock Student Research Award from the Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology to conduct research under the mentorship of Tom Simmons, IUP professor of Biology.

Posted on 8/2/2013 1:38:21 PM

Biology Personnel Changes for 2013–2014

The Biology faculty continues to evolve, as we say "good-bye" to several of our colleagues and "welcome aboard" to several others.

Posted on 7/21/2013 2:33:19 PM

Townsend Receives Grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In collaboration with the NGO PASO Pacifico, Josiah Townsend of the Department of Biology received a funding award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $25,000 for the project “Amphibians in Decline.”

Posted on 6/20/2013 1:12:28 PM

Thirty Students Inducted into New IUP Chapter of National Biological Honor Society

This spring IUP welcomed Omega Theta, a new chapter of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, with officer and member induction ceremonies in April and May 2013. Thirty IUP students were inducted in recognition of their academic success in the biological sciences.

Posted on 6/12/2013 1:40:04 PM

Townsend and Colleagues Name New Species of Pitviper to Honor Slain Conservationist

Josiah Townsend (Department of Biology) and graduate student Melissa Medina published a paper unveiling a stunning new species of bright green palm-pitviper from a threatened cloud forest in northern Honduras.

Posted on 5/17/2013 11:02:20 AM

Larkin Receives Additional Funding for Golden-Winged Warbler Project

Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a grant from the American Bird Conservancy for his project, “Golden-Winged Warbler Breeding and Habitat Coordination.”

Posted on 5/16/2013 11:45:44 AM

Phi Eta Sigma Celebrates 2013 Inductees and National Scholarship Winners

While any occasion is a good one to celebrate the successes of the IUP chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, this past week brought especially good news for a number of its members.

Posted on 4/29/2013 8:46:34 PM

Biology, Biology Education, and Food and Nutrition Students Present Research at Pennsylvania University Biologists Meeting

Students from IUP presented posters and platform presentations at the annual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting, held at Clarion University on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Posted on 4/24/2013 1:05:29 PM

New Species of Centipede Snake Discovered by Townsend and Students

Joe Townsend (Department of Biology) and graduate student Melissa Medina have coauthored a paper in the latest issue of Journal of Herpetology describing a new species of rare centipede snake from northern Honduras.

Posted on 4/9/2013 10:28:09 AM

Biology Students and Faculty Receive Numerous Awards at Research Appreciation Week 2013

Biology presentations were made at all of the research venues this week, and our students brought home a number of awards for their work.

Posted on 4/5/2013 7:51:36 PM

Biology Students Trade Chairs on a Beach for Seats in Scientific Meetings During Spring Break

Rather than treat Spring Break 2013 as a vacation, Biology undergraduate and graduate students were busy attending meetings of professional societies and presenting their work.

Posted on 3/25/2013 6:52:00 AM

Kamau and Larkin Present Research at 2013 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol

John Kamau, a student of Jeff Larkin, was one of two students selected to represent IUP and its Department of Biology at the 2013 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol annual state symposium in Harrisburg.

Posted on 3/25/2013 6:38:01 AM

Bharathan to Run Biotechnology Summer Camp for High School Students

N. Bharathan of the Biology Department will conduct a Biotechnology Summer Camp for students in grades 10–12 during Summer 2013. The goal is to motivate students to study biology and to acquaint them with modern research techniques.

Posted on 3/1/2013 8:06:05 AM

Duchamp and Larkin Awarded Funds for Woodrat Genetic Study

This award from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will allow the Biology researchers—Joseph Duchamp and Jeffery Larkin—to expand their long-term study of woodrat population ecology.

Posted on 2/22/2013 2:12:06 PM

Lord Retiring from Biology Department

Tom Lord, a dedicated professional in the classroom for nearly 40 years, is retiring from the IUP Department of Biology.

Posted on 2/13/2013 8:37:11 AM

Townsend Appointed International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Authority for Mesoamerican Amphibians

Townsend will maintain the assessments for the IUCN global endangered species list and lead the formation of a new Mesoamerican Working Group for Amphibians. Mesoamerica has a highly diverse and endangered amphibian fauna, with over one-third of nearly 800 species threatened with extinction.

 

Posted on 1/31/2013 9:58:41 PM

Biology Establishes an Aquatic Facility for Zebrafish

A zebrafish facility for research and student training, established by Biology faculty members Cuong Diep and Robert Major and located on the third floor of Weyandt Hall, will be used for research and student training.

Posted on 12/19/2012 8:26:58 AM

Travis and Biology Education Students Present on Student Learning and Improving Student Engagement to Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association

Professor Holly Travis and Biology Education students Sarah Klinger and Justin Thomas made their presentations at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association annual convention in Hershey on November 30, 2012.

Posted on 12/10/2012 10:17:40 AM

Four Biology Faculty Awarded Funds from President's Strategic Initiative for Imaging Facility

Professors Cuong Diep, Robert Hinrichsen, Megan Knoch, and Robert Major will receive funding from the President's Office for enhancements to a core imaging facility now being implemented in Biology.

Posted on 12/5/2012 9:14:56 AM

Biology Fall 2012 Picnic Enjoyed By All

The annual Fall picnic, sponsored by the student Biology Club, brought together many of the Biology students and faculty for an evening of food, fun, and friendship.

Posted on 11/8/2012 4:27:50 AM

Search Opens for Two Full-Time Biology Faculty Positions

The Department of Biology seeks talented and innovative applicants for two new faculty positions to begin in 2013.

Posted on 10/27/2012 4:16:28 PM

Guest Speaker Medina-Flores Talks Frogs, Fishes, and Caves

Honduran biologist Melissa Medina-Flores spoke about her field and laboratory research in front of over 60 faculty members and students on October 24, 2012.

Posted on 10/25/2012 7:34:54 AM

Information Session for IUP Study Abroad Africa 2013

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, the Biology and English departments will present an information session on the planned Summer 2013 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.

Posted on 10/16/2012 3:14:43 PM

New Student and Faculty Inductees Recognized at Phi Eta Sigma Ceremony

Students and faculty from the Department of Biology and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were recognized at the May 2012 Phi Eta Sigma induction ceremony.

Posted on 10/13/2012 1:55:27 PM

Townsend and Colleagues Promote Conservation of Critically Endangered Species in Honduras

Josiah Townsend (Department of Biology) and coauthors from Honduras and the USA have published a Spanish-language study identifying the species of highest conservation priority among the Honduran herpetofauna.

Posted on 10/2/2012 9:01:19 AM

Simmons Warns Against West Nile Virus

Tom Simmons, professor of Biology and an expert on West Nile virus, recently provided a status update on the now-record year for West Nile virus in Pennsylvania, and offered some common-sense tips for self-protection against the virus.

Posted on 9/13/2012 8:57:43 PM

Capacity Crowd Turns Out for Biosafari 2012

The 2012 Biosafari, the annual introductory program for new Biology students which took place August 28, was a hit for students and faculty alike.

Posted on 9/6/2012 4:28:07 AM

Townsend Leads International Team Investigating Honduran Cloud Forest Biodiversity, Publishes Two Studies

Biology professor Josiah Townsend and colleagues recently published two papers detailing their work in the reptilian communities of Honduras, including the disovery of a biodiversity hotspot and two new species of pitviper.

Posted on 8/30/2012 10:06:52 AM

Three Biology Department Chairs Reminisce and Celebrate

The three most recent chairs of the Department of Biology—Bob Prezant, Barkley Butler, and Carl Luciano—met and reminisced on Sunday, August 26, 2012, on the occasion of Prezant coming back to town to attend the IUP Freshman Convocation.

Posted on 8/28/2012 5:42:53 PM

Confocal Fluorescence Microscope Purchased With National Science Foundation Award

Megan Knoch, principal investigator (PI), and co-PIs Cuong Diep, Robert Major (Biology), Andy Zhou (Physics), and Jana Villemain (Chemistry) were recently awarded funds to purchase a digital confocal fluorescence microscope from the National Science Foundation for their project, “MRI: Acquisition of an IMIC Digital Microscope.”

Posted on 8/28/2012 10:26:53 AM

Secondary Science Education Programs Receive NCATE Accreditation

The IUP Secondary Science Education programs, covering Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics, have been awarded national recognition without conditions through the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Posted on 8/9/2012 9:18:19 AM

Knoch Awarded Funds for Digital Microscope

Megan Knoch led a team of NSM faculty in securing funds from the National Science Fouyndation Major Research Instrumentation program for an advanced microscope.

Posted on 7/28/2012 8:39:56 PM

Biology Personnel Changes for 2012–2013

The Department of Biology has experienced a few personnel changes that will take effect beginning in Fall 2012.

Posted on 7/22/2012 1:15:27 PM

Larkin Receives Funds to Continue Warbler Project

Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Game Commission for his project, “Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management Created by National Conservation Fund.”

Posted on 6/8/2012 9:22:06 AM

Miller Wins Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Donald Miller, a 2012 Biology graduate, won the Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein Fellow award, reserved for the outstanding applicant in the Northeastern U.S.

Posted on 5/25/2012 7:58:56 AM

Fifth-Grade Students Enjoy Science Day at IUP

Approximately 115 fifth-grade students from Rayne Township Elementary School participated in Science Day activities at IUP on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Posted on 5/21/2012 11:11:49 AM

Biology Graduation Ceremony Filled to Capacity

It was standing-room only in the HUB Susquehanna Room as we gathered to celebrate the 2012 Biology graduates!

Posted on 5/17/2012 6:50:38 PM

Biology Alumnus Kenney Honored at Exercise Science Symposium

Larry Kenney, IUP Biology alumnus and former president of the American College of Sports Medicine, was honored at IUP’s first annual Exercise Science Symposium on April 13, 2012.

Posted on 5/9/2012 2:52:51 PM

Biology Students Win Awards at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Meeting

Several undergraduate Biology students made award-winning presentations of their research at the 2012 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting, held on April 14, 2012, at Slippery Rock University.

Posted on 5/4/2012 9:23:23 PM

Duchamp Awarded Additional Funds for Allegheny Woodrat Study

Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for his project, “Monitoring the Response of Allegheny Woodrat Populations to Habitat Management Strategies in Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 5/4/2012 9:13:22 PM

Larkin and Biology Students Participate in Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biology professor Jeff Larkin took four students to participate in a volunteer project to plant 15,000 trees and shrubs at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on April 21.

Posted on 4/25/2012 9:59:14 AM

New Field Biology Courses Offered At Pymatuning Laboratory Of Ecology

Students can earn 4 credits per course and make progress in their upper-level biology classes by taking field biology courses at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.

Posted on 4/19/2012 2:06:22 PM

IUP Summer Travel Course in Africa: Organizational Meeting

There will be an information session on the planned 2013 IUP summer travel course in southern Africa on Thursday, May 3, 2012. All are invited to attend.

Posted on 4/18/2012 9:59:47 AM

Miller and Villanueva are Biology Outstanding Student Award Winners

Please join the Department of Biology in congratulating Donald Miller and Hugo Villanueva, our 2012 Outstanding Student award winners!

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:53:30 AM

Department of Biology Well Represented During IUP Research Appreciation Week 2012

Numerous students and faculty gave presentations of their work, and a number of them received research awards or recognition.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:03:06 AM

Larkin Awarded National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Funding for Implementing Guidelines for the creation of young forest habitat

Jeff Larkin, Department of Biology, received external funding award in the amount of $133,800 from the American Bird Conservancy/National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for his project, "Developing quality Early Successional Habitat for Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock".

Posted on 4/13/2012 11:42:26 AM

Larkin and Bakermans to Evaluate Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management

Jeff Larkin and Marja Bakermans, Department of Biology, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service for their project, “Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management Associated With the NRCS Golden-Winged Warbler Initiative.”

Posted on 4/13/2012 11:12:59 AM

Larkin to Discuss Reclamation of Marcellus Shale Pads

Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, was invited to be a speaker at Pennsylvania State University’s Goddard Forum, Oil and Gas Development Impacts on Forested Ecosystems: Research and Management Challenges.

Posted on 4/13/2012 10:57:29 AM

Weather Cooperates for Biology Spring Picnic

Students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Biology gathered at the College Lodge on a delightful evening for our Spring 2012 picnic.

Posted on 4/4/2012 8:29:50 PM

New Rooftop HVAC Equipment Installed at Weyandt Hall

As part of the ongoing National Science Foundation-funded renovation of Weyandt Hall research spaces, new HVAC equipment recently was installed on the roof of Weyandt Hall.

Posted on 4/4/2012 6:39:49 AM

Nuttle Awarded National Science Foundation Funding for Research Experience for Undergraduates

Tim Nuttle of the IUP Department of Biology received the funds to support undergraduate research as part of his forest ecology research project.

Posted on 3/24/2012 3:13:03 PM

Get Your Biology Club T-shirts!

The student Biology Club is selling t-shirts. Order yours now!

Posted on 2/19/2012 6:40:13 AM

Weyandt Hall Renovation Underway

The first phase of a National Science Foundation-funded renovation of Weyandt Hall research facilities has begun.

Posted on 1/24/2012 11:45:44 AM

Department of Biology Seeks New Faculty in Interdisciplinary Ecology

The Department of Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a full-time, permanent faculty position. We seek a broadly-trained individual with a record of interdisciplinary achievement to begin August 2012.

Posted on 12/9/2011 6:52:35 AM

Visiting Speaker Describes Liver Regeneration Research

Dr. Donghun Shin of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine gave a seminar to the Department of Biology in which he described his efforts to understand liver regeneration.

Posted on 11/18/2011 7:14:04 PM

Service Learning Seminar Presented to Department of Biology

Visiting speaker Dr. Nancyn Trun gave the Department of Biology an overview of her methods to integrate service-based learning into undergraduate biology classroom exercises.

Posted on 11/12/2011 6:28:24 AM

Irani Examines Manipulation of Host Immune Function by Mycobacterium avium

At the 2011 Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees annual conference, Vida Irani, IUP Department of Biology, presented immunological research conducted collaboratively with two of her students.

Posted on 10/22/2011 6:26:32 PM

IUP Biology Student Awarded Pennsylvania Academy of Science Research Grants

Donald Miller, a senior Biology pre-med major, won two awards for research proposals in physiology and neuroscience.

Posted on 10/21/2011 6:24:53 AM

Students Put Botany into Action on Weyandt Hall Green Roof

Students in Dr. Tim Nuttle’s Botany class (BIOL 210) got their hands dirty helping set up an experiment to study the effectiveness of different plant mixtures in performing green roof functions like storm water retention and heat load reduction.

Posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:33 PM

Biology Class Travels to Africa

The Biology Department sponsored a three-week study-abroad class in South Africa and Swaziland from July 14 through August 5, 2011.

Posted on 9/15/2011 12:58:49 PM

Students and Faculty Gather for Biosafari

On the evening of August 30, 2011, the Biology faculty hosted new Biology undergraduate students in a “Biosafari,” an information scavenger hunt designed to introduce the students to the faculty and to each other.

Posted on 9/3/2011 8:51:47 PM

Lord to Serve on Executive Board of National Science Teachers Association

In July, the National Science Teachers Association welcomed Thomas Lord, of the IUP Department of Biology, onto its board of directors.

Posted on 9/1/2011 8:40:44 AM

Lord and Travis Publish Schoolyard Science Book

Thomas Lord and Holly Travis, IUP Biology Department, recently had their second book released: Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities.

Posted on 6/13/2011 10:23:53 AM

IUP Students Participate at Meeting of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University of Biologists

Six students from IUP’s Department of Biology participated in the annual meeting of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University of Biologists on April 16, 2011.

Posted on 4/22/2011 9:32:02 AM

Summer 2011 Biology Class in Africa

The Biology Department is planning a study abroad class in South Africa during Summer Session 2, 2011. This is a twenty-one-day tour, with many opportunities to observe wildlife and become acquainted with a diverse and multicultural country that combines elements of the East, the West, and the Third World.

Posted on 11/1/2010 9:59:41 AM

Travis Discusses Forestry Reclamation through Earthworm Inoculation

Dr. Holly Travis from the Biology Department presented “Engaging Pre-Service Teachers and Elementary School Students in the Forestry Reclamation Approach through Earthworm Inoculation” at the 2010 Joint Mining Reclamation Conference.

Posted on 7/9/2010 9:58:45 AM

Larkin Receives Grant for Creation of Golden-winged Warbler Breeding Habitat

Dr. Jeffrey Larkin of the Department of Biology received an external award from the American Bird Conservancy in the amount of $122,000 for his project “Forestland Best Management Practices for the Golden-winged Warbler in Pennsylvania and Maryland.”

Posted on 5/4/2010 1:31:40 PM

Wheatall Wins First Place at IUP Women in Science Program

Biology graduate student Laura Wheatall won the first-place Graduate Student Award at the the fifth annual IUP Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program.

Posted on 4/20/2010 3:58:52 PM

Biology Undergraduates Win Awards at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Meeting

Biology undergraduate students Joseph M. Rocco and Donald A. Miller won awards at the annual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting, hosted by East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, April 16–18, 2010.

Posted on 4/20/2010 3:13:24 PM

Biology Students Recognized at Undergraduate Scholars Forum

A number of Biology majors participated and were recognized in the fifth annual IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum held on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

 

Posted on 4/8/2010 4:59:58 PM

Undergraduate Pre-med Major Rocco Receives Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists and NCAA Academic Awards

Joe Rocco received a $400 research award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists, and he was named the recipient of the NCAA Elite 88 Academic Award for Division II men’s basketball.

Posted on 4/8/2010 4:50:28 PM

Larkin Receives Forest Service Grant to Study Surface Coal Mine Reclamation

Dr. Jeffrey Larkin of the Department of Biology received an external award from the United States Forest Service in the amount of $359,000 for his project “Restoring Forests Using the Forest Reclamation Approach on Surface Coal Mines in Western Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 4/8/2010 4:38:39 PM

Biology Student Questions Selected on “This Week in Virology” Podcast, Episode 68

Several questions posed by IUP virology students during a podcast aired by This Week in Virology were read and commented on by the host, Dr. Vincent Racaniello, who is an expert of molecular biology of poliovirus.

 

Posted on 4/8/2010 4:33:04 PM

Biology Graduate Students Receive Research Grant Awards

Three graduate students in the Master’s of Science in Biology program received research grant awards from the IUP School of Graduate School and Research.

Posted on 2/22/2010 8:56:19 PM

Larkin to Study Surface Coal Mine Reclamation

Dr. Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a grant from the United States Forest Service for his project “Restoring Forests Using the Forest Reclamation Approach on Surface Coal Mines in Western Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 2/22/2010 8:28:21 PM

IUP Student Questions Answered on “This Week in Virology” Podcast

Several questions posed by IUP virology students during a podcast aired by This Week in Virology were read and commented on by the host, Dr. Vincent Racaniello, who is an expert of molecular biology of poliovirus.

Posted on 2/22/2010 8:06:48 PM

Nuttle Receives Outstanding Researcher Award for 2009

Dr. Tim Nuttle of the Biology Department was selected by Dean Zanich as this year's Outstanding Researcher in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A reception will be held November 4, 2009.

Posted on 10/15/2009 10:05:53 AM

Duchamp, Larkin Awarded $459,776 to Study White Nose Syndrome in Bats

Dr. Jeffery Larkin and Dr. Joseph Duchamp received an external award from the Pennsylvania Game Commission in the amount of $459,776 for their project “White Nose Syndrome: Multi-state Coordination, Investigation, and Rapid Response to an Emerging Wildlife Threat.”

Posted on 10/9/2009 3:21:05 PM

Larkin, Duchamp Interviewed about Wildlife on Allegheny Front Radio Program

Drs. Jeffery Larkin and Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology, were interviewed recently for a radio series on Pennsylvania’s endangered and threatened wildlife.

Posted on 9/25/2009 4:21:06 PM

Larkin, Students Present Fisher Research at International Conference

Dr. Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, and two of his graduate students, Hance Ellington and Sean Gess, were invited to present their research on Pennsylvania fishers at the fifth International Martes Symposium.

Posted on 9/25/2009 4:10:16 PM

Biology Students Win Awards at Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Four Biology students received six awards at the 2009 Undergraduate Scholars Forum held on April 7 at IUP.

Posted on 4/10/2009 4:14:53 PM

Biology Grad Students Sweep Awards at 2009 Wildlife Society Meeting

Ten graduate students working with Dr. Jeff Larkin from the Department of Biology presented their research at the 2009 Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society in State College on March 28. Dylan Schneider was named Best Student Paper and Lindsey Heffernan, and Hance Ellington each were named runners-up for Best Student Paper.

Posted on 3/31/2009 7:16:49 PM

Larkin Awarded $60,000 to Study Golden-winged Warbler Ecology and Conservation

Dr. Jeff Larkin was recently awarded a $60,000 grant to continue his research on “Golden-winged Warbler Response to Habitat Manipulation in Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 3/20/2009 4:52:44 PM

Ten Biology Students Receive Research Awards from School of Graduate Studies and Research

Two M.S. in Biology graduate students and eight Biology Honors Program undergraduate students received research awards from the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Posted on 3/20/2009 3:59:13 PM

Travis Receives Educator of the Year Award from Armstrong Conservation District

Dr. Holly Travis, a faculty member in the Biology department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was named 2008 Educator of the Year at the annual meeting of the Armstrong Conservation District on March 13, 2009. Travis was recognized for her work in several environmental education activities in the area.

Posted on 3/14/2009 11:04:49 AM

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