Biology

Organization Email
hlgorton@smcm.edu
129 Schaefer Hall
Organization Description

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. 

June 19, 2019
Jessica Malisch, assistant professor of biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently awarded the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biology Division Mentor Award (Early Career).
According to information provided by the CUR biology division, this national award honors biology… Find Out More
April 24, 2019
Environmental studies and biology students, Kajsa Newton ’19 and Dylan Powell ’19, gave poster presentations on their St. Mary's Project research at the spring 2019 meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, which is a regional affiliate of the international Coastal and Estuarine Research… Find Out More
April 16, 2019
Lauren Swam '19, Isaac Hersh '19, and Colin Cassady '19, recently had a firsthand experience studying marine ecology on the coral reefs of Belize. Interviewed for The Naturalist Podcast (http://www.naturalistpodcast.com/the-naturalist-podcast-episode-27-on-carrie-bow-cay-with-lauren-isaac-and-colin… Find Out More
March 20, 2019
Why do birds come to feeders? In a new collaboration between Assistant Professor of Biology Jessica Malisch and Derrick May’s third-grade class at Chesapeake Public Charter School, scientists new and experienced are working to collect data for Project FeederWatch.

Following weekly bird… Find Out More
March 8, 2019
This past summer, St. Mary’s College of Maryland biology majors Hannah Smith ’20 and Michael Timmer ’20 participated in the prestigious 12-week Summer Internship Program at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and both have been invited back to their respective labs for 2019 summer… Find Out More
March 5, 2019
Why do birds come to feeders? In a new collaboration between Assistant Professor of Biology Jessica Malisch and Derrick May’s third-grade class at Chesapeake Public Charter School, scientists new and experienced are working to collect data for Project FeederWatch.

Following weekly bird… Find Out More
February 8, 2019
St. Mary’s College student Brooke Steinhoff ’19 was awarded a $500 research grant from the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society for her research, “Antidepressant Efficacy of L-655,708 Following Infusion into the Medial Prefrontal Cortex.” Steinhoff, a biology major and neuroscience minor, is working… Find Out More
January 10, 2019
Visiting Professor of Biology Seabird McKeon is quoted in this article about the extinction of an Hawaiian snail species, with the New Year’s Day death of a small, 14-year-old snail named George by Hawaiian scientists. It is another blow to the native Hawaiian ecosystem, which as the most isolated… Find Out More
January 7, 2019
Assistant Professor of Biology Jessica Malisch and students from her lab presented their research at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 3-7, 2019. The mission of SICB is to further research, educate and create public awareness in… Find Out More
January 3, 2019
Visiting Professor of Biology Seabird McKeon is quoted in this Mashable article regarding animal and plant species that went extinct (or likely went extinct) in 2018: https://mashable.com/article/animals-that-went-extinct-2018/?europe=true#2OA4kaw7CPqp-- 
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