Author Dr. Marroquin-Flores studies male and female development in turtles. She explores the effects of temperature and hormones on how genes are regulated in turtle eggs.
Category Archives: Biology
Going off the rails: Soras increase alarm calling when they hear owls, but not ducks
Author Daniel Goldberg studies a type of waterbird called a sora. He uses autonomous recording units to record their calls to better understand how they respond to the presence of a predator.
How do molecules outside the cell affect the nervous system?￼
Author Jennifer Patritti-Cram studies the way that nerve cells communicate. She looks at specific molecules called purines to determine their role in healthy nerve cells, in tumor tissue, and in pain responses.
What’s killing the buzz? Investigating the multiple stressor hypothesis for bumble bee health
Author Austin Calhoun studies bumble bee health. He asks how bumble bees respond when they are exposed to a common fungicide and a pathogen at the same time.
Fruit flies shed light on how immune responses are regulated
Author Pooja KR studies the immune system using the fruit fly. She finds genes that help immune cells turn on when flies are infected with parasites.
How different are bird parasite communities between mountain ranges?
Author Dr. Lisa Barrow studies birds and the parasites that infect their blood. She looks to see if birds are exposed to similar parasites when they fly to different mountain ranges.
Looking under the hood: how warm temperatures affect gene processing in turtle eggs
Author Rosario Marroquin-Flores studies how incubation temperature effects turtles and how their genes are processed.
How your infection fights back: Bacterial defense against hypochlorous acid (HOCl)
Author Sadia Sultana studies how the body responds to a bacterial infection and how the invading bacteria defend themselves from the human immune system.
Evidence that offspring manage hormones produced by maternal stress
Dr. Amanda Wilson Carter works with turtles to study how stress hormones effect hatchling survivorship.
Effects of inbreeding in crickets
Kylie Hampton and Ian Rines use the decorated cricket to study effects of inbreeding. They mate crickets to each other and look at how inbreeding effects reproduction.