Biology kudos

Tisha King-Heiden

Tisha King-Heiden, Biology, co-authored the article "The Importance of Diverse Mentors in the Sciences" in SETAC Globe published on Thursday, Jan. 14 by ET&C. This opinion piece was written with colleagues from SETAC North America in response to the recent Wall Street Journal op-ed condemning first lady elect, Jill Biden, for using her doctoral prefix and the now retracted Nature Communications article that used inappropriate analyses to suggest female mentorship has a negative impact on the careers of others in science. Our piece is intended to highlight the current data that actually supports the opposite findings, to identify data gaps that remain in this field, and to offer a call to action to increase diversity of mentors in the sciences.

Submitted on: Jan. 14

Tisha King-Heiden

Tisha King-Heiden, Biology, was named the At-Large Executive Committee Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - North American on Nov. 20.

Submitted on: Nov. 24, 2020

Jaclyn Wisinski

Jaclyn Wisinski, Biology, presented "Exploring the Role of Rap1b in Megakaryocyte Survival and Function" at Hamline University BioExSci Seminar Series on Sept. 18 in St. Paul, MN. Jaclyn held a one-hour question and answer session with over 80 Hamline University undergraduates and faculty following her virtual presentation.

Submitted on: Nov. 10, 2020

Alder Yu, Caleb Fitzmaurice and Tyler Jeschke

Alder Yu, Biology; Caleb Fitzmaurice, Biology: Cellular & Molecular; and Tyler Jeschke, Psychology BS; presented "Circadian Rhythm Disruption and DNA Repair Pathway Choice" at the 2020 Midwest Drosophila Conference on Oct. 24 in Online (Hosted by Indiana University Bloomington).

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2020

Haley Castle, Teja Bhimavarapu, Alder Yu, Shianne Stacy, Travis Leuzinger and Paul Schweiger

Haley Castle, BIO: Biology BS; Teja Bhimavarapu, BIO: Biomedical Science BS; Alder Yu, Biology; Shianne Stacy, MIC: Clinical Microbiology; Travis Leuzinger, MIC: Microbiology BS; and Paul Schweiger, Microbiology; presented "Circadian rhythms in gut microbes of Drosophila melanogaster" at the 2020 Midwest Drosophila Conference on Oct. 24 in Online (Hosted by Indiana University Bloomington).

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2020

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