This May at graduation, we say goodbye and congratulations to many of our students. You’re all off to bright futures. We hope we have prepared you for what is next. For 12 of our biology students, the future includes PhD programs. “Admission to PhD programs in biology is extremely competitive. It requires a stellar academic record and a substantial research record that … [Read more...] about Biology Bears find a new home
The Missouri Herpetological Association (MHA) held their annual meeting Sept. 29 at Missouri State’s Bull Shoals Field Station. Several Missouri State undergraduate and graduate students presented at the meeting. An * denotes those who presented at the meeting. Authors who are not a part of Missouri State will have their college noted at the end. Ethan C. Hollender*, … [Read more...] about Biology students present research at Bull Shoals Field Station
A lot of people find snakes scary or gross. Ciera McCoy, a graduate biology student, uses them to learn more about diseases. McCoy presented part of her master’s thesis at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Rochester, New York, July 11-15. About her research McCoy looks at viruses that mosquitoes carry and can make humans sick and sometimes be … [Read more...] about Using cottonmouths to track down disease
Wendy Evans did not have a traditional path to the workforce. She started at a community college, where she completed several years of her undergraduate before transferring to Missouri State. Making her statement At Missouri State, big things were in store for her. She had little research experience, yet she joined the lab of Dr. Brian Greene, associate professor … [Read more...] about Caring for our four-legged service members
The Southwest Association of Naturalists met in San Marcos, Texas, April 12-15 to share research, network and gain new skill sets. Presentations Several MSU faculty and students presented research at the conference. Dr. Day B. Ligon, Donald T. McKnight and Joshua Harmon. Distribution and habitat associations of Western Chicken Turtles in Southeastern Oklahoma … [Read more...] about Cottonmouths and turtles: Oh my!