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!
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
A passion for the planet, a desire to dig into research, and a love for a global Peace Corps experience: Alumna Brooke McWherter considers these the building blocks for designing her world-changing career. McWherter, B.S. biology 2013, studied and researched wildlife biology alongside Dr. Day Ligon and Dr. Alicia Mathis when she was at Missouri State … [Read more...] about Natural resource social scientist dives into how decisions affect wildlife
The Central Plains Society of Mammalogists Conference was held on Oct. 12, 2019 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Several Missouri State biology faculty and students attended and made presentations: Sean Maher, assistant professor of biology, attended the meeting. Susan Anderson is an undergraduate student working in the labs of Dr. Chris Lupfer, assistant professor of … [Read more...] about Biology students take home two top awards at mammal conference
Husref Rizvanovic, a 2018 Citizen Scholar, recently went to the American Thyroid Association's (ATA) 89th Annual Thyroid Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 3 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended with Dr. Johnson Thomas, a Mercy doctor and section chair in endocrinology. They presented on their research about thyroid cancer. Dr. A. Daniel Pinheiro, a Mercy head and neck surgeon, and Dr. … [Read more...] about Biology student works toward a cure