Biology

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hlgorton@smcm.edu
129 Schaefer Hall

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. 

October 18, 2019
St. Mary’s College alumni Lauren Hall ‘19, Livia Shuller ‘19, and Melanie Kimball ‘19, along with their St. Mary’s Project (SMP) mentor, Jessica L. Malisch, assistant professor of physiology, were featured in an article in the September-October Newsletter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS… Find Out More
October 17, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Biology Department presents Linda Greer to discuss “The Environmental Impact of Fashion” as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia series. The talk takes place on Nov. 20 at 4:45 p.m. in Schaefer Hall 106.

 

Greer will discuss the fashion industry’… Find Out More
October 11, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland was awarded its first National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) grant using lead investigator Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen Sherrer’s expertise on circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. Geoffrey M. Bowers, assistant… Find Out More
September 23, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Biology Department presents Jeremy Testa to discuss “The Long Road of Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery” as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia series. The talk takes place on Oct. 30 at 4:45 p.m. in Schaefer Hall 106… Find Out More
September 1, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland student Danielle Spaulding ’20 was awarded a research grant from the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program for her research titled “Can Glyphosate and Polyethoxylated Tallowamine Inhibit Cytochrome P450 Enzymes?” Spaulding, who is a double major in biology and… Find Out More
August 23, 2019
Professors Samantha Elliot (biology) and Emek Kose (math), along with alumna Anna Steinfeld ’17 and two other collaborators, published “Modeling the Stem Cell Hypothesis: Investigating the Effects of Cancer Stem Cells and TGF−β on Tumor Growth” in AIMS Press.

The article proposes a mathematical… Find Out More
August 21, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Biology Department presents Alex Schoen ’17 to discuss “Sharks, Stress, and Steroids: A Millennial Mystery,” as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia series. The talk takes place on Sept. 25 at 4:45 p.m. in Schaefer Hall 106.

 

Schoen, visiting… Find Out More
August 14, 2019
Professor of Biology Jeff Byrd gave two invited presentations this summer.
On June 22, he presented “Best Practices for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories” at Microbe2019, the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held this year in San Francisco, California.

On August 1, he… Find Out More
July 17, 2019
Congratulations to St. Mary’s College alumna Ashani Weeraratna ’91 (biology) who was recently named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. Established by Michael Bloomberg, she will be among 50 professors from around the world named to these posts who are pioneering… Find Out More
July 10, 2019
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded its 2019–20 American Fellowship to Jessica Malisch, assistant professor of biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. AAUW is one of the world’s leading supporters of graduate women’s education: Over the past 130 years, it has provided… Find Out More