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The Department of Biology is a close-knit community of faculty, staff, and students bound by a shared curiosity and respect for the living world. 

September 18, 2020
Assistant Professor of Biology Emily Brownlee was recently awarded a $21,840 grant from the National Science Foundation for her project titled: “Collaborative Research FSML: PhytoChop: An estuarine phytoplankton observatory.” The two-year award began August 1, and will help fund Brownlee’s… Find Out More
September 16, 2020
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Sarah Latchney was recently interviewed by the Allen Institute as one of three educators highlighted because they are using the institute's open access datasets to support remote learning in the neurology and biology classrooms. She is using images and lesson… Find Out More
August 7, 2020
Professor of Biology Karen Crawford will be interviewed on today’s Science Friday regarding her milestone study on achieving the first gene knockout in a cephalopod using the squid Doryteuthis pealeii.

Science Friday airs on nearly 400 public radio stations throughout the United States including… Find Out More
July 31, 2020
Professor of Biology Karen Crawford’s milestone study on achieving the first gene knockout in a cephalopod using the squid Doryteuthis pealeii was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered." Crawford, who was the Whitman Scientist this summer on a team at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole,… Find Out More
July 30, 2020
Professor of Biology Karen Crawford, who was the Whitman Scientist this summer on a team at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is first author of a milestone study reported in the July 30 issue of Current Biology.

The team at MBL, led by MBL Senior Scientist Joshua… Find Out More
June 29, 2020
In the recently published Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America peer-reviewed article, “In the Wake of COVID-19, Academia Needs New Solutions to Ensure Gender Equity,” Jessica L. Malisch, assistant professor of biology, and Shanen M. Sherrer,… Find Out More
June 9, 2020
The Center for the Study of Democracy will present a virtual panel featuring St. Mary's College of Maryland scientists on the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group and the St. Mary’s County Health Department to discuss public health issues including COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 24,… Find Out More
June 1, 2020
Professor of Biology Jeff Byrd will give the keynote address at the 2020 Annual Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association Symposium  held virtually this year on Wednesday, June 3. Titled “Service Animals in the Teaching/Research Lab? An Update on the 2019 Revised American Society for… Find Out More
April 27, 2020
Associate Professor of Biology Kevin Emerson has jump-started a campus-wide initiative at St. Mary’s College of Maryland to provide the St. Mary’s County Health Department with essential supplies for medical personnel working the front lines to care for those infected with COVID-19 and to help stem… Find Out More
April 6, 2020
Jessica Malisch, assistant professor of biology, and SMCM biology major, Melanie Kimball ‘19, have recently been published in General and Comparative Endocrinology titled, “Across time and space: Hormonal variation across temporal and spatial scales in relation to nesting success.”

In this article… Find Out More