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Biology instructors employ new teaching strategies - C-LAB program encourages science profs to study how effectively students are learning (more)
Eleven Vanier scholarship recipients announced for 2014 - Katherine Lyons from Biological Sciences won the Vanier NSERC for 2014. (more)

Five university scholars win esteemed Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships - As part of the Turner Research Group, Joe Lemire's research focuses on exploring the capacity of metal ions to function as antimicrobial and antibiofilm agents (more) (more)

Zoo researchers work to save once-plentiful northern leopard frogs - Randall, lead researcher with the Calgary Zoo's northern leopard frog project, is in the midst of an annual survey near Dinosaur Provincial Park (more)


Anthony P. Russell, Heather A. Hood & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. Laryngotracheal and cervical muscular anatomy in the genus Uroplatus (Gekkota: Gekkonidae) in relation to distress call emission. African Journal of Herpetology 63: 127-151

Robin S. Cuthbertson, Anthony P. Russell, Jason S. Anderson 2014. The first substantive evidence of Utatsusaurus (Ichthyopterygia) from the Sulphur Mountain Formation (Lower–Middle Triassic) of British Columbia, Canada: a skull roof description in comparison with other early taxa. Can. J. Earth Sci 51:180-185

Anthony P. Russell, Erica K. Lai, G. Lawrence Powell and Timothy E. Higham. 2014 Density and distribution of cutaneous sensilla on tails of leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) in relation to caudal autotomy. Journal of Morphology 275:961-979

David A. Blank, Kathreen Ruckstuhl and Weikang Yang 2014 Secretion marking with preorbital glands in goitered gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Folia Zool. – 63 (2): 127–136

Jacob Rose, Alexis Moore, Anthony Russell, and Michael Butcher 2014 Functional osteology of the forelimb digging apparatus of badgers Journal of Mammalogy 95(3):543-558.

Russell, Anthony P., Alexander Tinius and Yehudah L. Werner. 2014. Obituary: Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Norbert Hiller (1942-2008): Pioneer of experimental investigation of the molecular bases of adhesion in geckos. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 387-390.

D.A. Blanka, K. Ruckstuhl, W. Yang 2014 Roaring function in male goitered gazelles. Behavioural Processes 106 (2014) 152–159

Borghese, R., Baccolini, C., Francia, F., Sabatino, P., Turner, R.J, Zannoni, D. (2014) Reduction of Chalcogen Oxyanions and Generation of Nano-precipitates by the Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus. J. Hazardous Materials. 269; 24-30

Beketskaia, M.S., Bay, D., Turner R.J. (2014) Outer membrane protein OmpW participates with small multidrug resistance protein member EmrE in quaternary cationic compound efflux. J. Bacteriology. 196; 1908-1914.

Mickiewicz, B., Duggan, G.E., Winston, B., Doig, C., Kubes, P. and Vogel, H.J. (2013) "Metabolic profiling of serum samples by ¹H NMR spectroscopy as a potential diagnostic approach for septic shock" Crit. Care Med. 42: 1140-1149.

Cowan, T.E., Palmnas, M.S.A., Yang, J., Bomhof, M.R., Ardell, K., Reimer, R.A., Vogel, H.J., and Shearer, J. (2014) "Chronic coffee consumption in the diet-induced obese rat: impact on gut microbiota and serum metabolomics" J. Nutr. Biochem. 25: 489-495.


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Biological Sciences Cluster Seminars

BCEM seminar - Friday at 11h00 in BI 211
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Noskov coordinator

ICB seminars - Fridays at 14300 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Chua coordinator

EEB seminars - Fridays at Noon in BI211 (schedule) (archive)
Sept 12 - Cheng Qiqun, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
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- Dr Mee coordinator

Micro seminars - Tuesday at 14h00 in BI211
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Storey coordinator

Biology 601 Seminars

BCEM 601 seminars - Mondays at 16h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Ng coordinator

ICB 601 seminars - Thursdays at 13h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Gedamu coordinator

EEB 601 seminars - Mondays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Fox coordinator

Micro 601 seminars - Wednesdays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Harrison coordinator

Graduate Defense Exams & Seminars (defense seminars are held one hour before the stated defense time in BI 211 unless noted otherwise)

Sara Goto (Supervisor: D. Layzell), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Energy & Environmental Systems", on September 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: J. Vamosi).

Romain Richard (Supervisor: E. McCauley), will be holding his Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Ecology", on September 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 312. (Neutral Chair: S. Vamosi).