The research of Dr. Sean Maher has been included in the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. With the help of some student researchers, Maher’s research aims to utilize the data found in mice population studies to better understand environmental changes in certain regions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq2MsxBXOtE Here is an excerpt from the story: “THESE SMALL MAMMAL … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Maher!
Dr. Sean Maher’s research highlights the connection between animal populations and climate change. The associate professor of biology at Missouri State University has teamed up with student researchers to study changes in mice and rat populations in Missouri habitats, including prairies, glades, and forests. The data taken from these species can be used to provide evidence of … [Read more...] about Mice population study finds “bellwether for climate change”
Sensitivity to light, a splitting headache and for some, a visual aura. Migraines account for 30 percent of the world’s headache disorders and are currently incurable, according to the World Health Organization. Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, has experienced a migraine himself. But his recent discovery could be the key to … [Read more...] about Consuming raw form of chocolate may help to relieve migraines
Student employees make our campus go round. This year's Student Employee of the Year is Nhi N. Le. Empowering diversity in the classroom and beyond Le, senior biology major and chemistry minor, works alongside Dr. Kyoungtae Kim as an undergraduate student researcher. One reason Kim nominated Le for the award is her exemplification of cultural competence, one of … [Read more...] about Biology student wins MSU Student Employee of the Year
Various types of plants and microorganisms inhabit Ozark lakes and streams. But what role do they play in keeping the ecosystem running? Alexis Reifsteck, undergraduate environmental and evolutional biology major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, is searching for the answer in her research. The search for ecosystem engineers Reifsteck’s research is … [Read more...] about Undergraduate student awarded Hudson grant from Missouri Native Plant Society