News and Events
- NEWSMila Pruiett BA ’22 has earned funding from the American Conifer Society to support her senior thesis on regeneration in urban and rural parks. The research will grow out of Pruiett’s prior lab work related to old-growth conifer forests.Biology professor and spider expert Greta Binford is the featured guest on the latest Big Biology podcast! Listen to the episode to hear Greta answer the question of whether venom use is based on body size, and how venom from Spiderman applies to this question.Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.Both the David Savage Award and the Lorry Lokey Awards prioritize and celebrate inspirational leadership, rigorous scholarship, and creative accomplishments in the classroom and in the broader academic community. This year’s awards recognize four Lewis & Clark faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for their excellence.The Biology department is delighted to announce three new introductory courses for the major.
Professors and students spoke to trustees about the the leadership and success of women in the sciences at Lewis & ClarkNIH AREA Award to Dr. Greg Hermann’s research program
Biology professor Greg Hermann has been awarded a nearly half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, his third NSF grant since joining Lewis & Clark. His three-year project on the development of lysosome-related organelles in nematodes will engage between 25 and 55 undergraduates each year in mentored, investigative, and original research.On August 16, Associate Professor of Psychology Erik Nilsen will be the featured guest at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s popular Science Pub Series. Nilsen’s talk is entitled, “Melding Digital and Tangible Toys to Support Creative Play for Preschoolers.”The pursuit of a better understanding of how the brain grows and functions is the goal of Tamily Weissman-Unni’s research laboratory. Now Weissman has been named a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award that will support her research and teaching over the next five years.Murdock Grant for Tamily Weissman’s work with zebrafish.NSF Grant for Margaret Metz’s project, “Dynamical interactions between plant and oomycete biodiversity in a temperate forest.”Investigating the role of programmed cell death in the developing zebrafish hindbrainNicotine and Fruit Flies
Past EventsJanuary 27, 2022Virtual event featuring Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies and Director of General Education Kundai Chirindo, and Professor of Biology and Department Chair Greta Binford.March 5, 2021Learn about Rockefeller University and our unique biomedical research opportunities!