Jun 6, 2011

Jeremy Heath, advised by John Stireman, was selected as the graduate excellence award nominee for the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program for the 2010-2011 academic year. Jeremy is studying the evolutionary ecology of the interaction of goldenrod plants with a gall-forming midge. He has given presentations at several scientific conferences (including organizing a symposium) and published seven research papers in peer reviewed journals. Jeremy is highly creative and has excellent problem...

Jun 3, 2011

At a recent joint meeting of the Kentucky Invasive Species Council and the Southeast Exotic Plant Pest Council in Lexington, KY, third-year ES Ph.D. student, Deah Lieurance, won an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award. This honor came with a cash award of $150. Deah’s presentation, co-authored with her advisor, Don Cipollini, was entitled “Do damage levels from arthropod herbivores on Lonicera maackii suggest enemy release in North America?”. An abstract is provided below.


May 19, 2011

Please join us for the 2011 Wayne Carmichael Lecture in Environmental Sciences: “Science and Policy of Biological Invasions: From Kudzu to Carp” presented by Dr. David Lodge of the University of Notre Dame. The lecture will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Ghandi Auditorium, White Hall, Wright State University. A reception will precede the lecture in the Atrium of White Hall at 5:00 PM. The lecture and reception are open to the public.

May 5, 2011

A rare Himalayan goat-like animal called the grey goral...

May 1, 2011

ES Ph.D. Program faculty member Allen Hunt along with ES Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian and colleagues had their work highlighted in the European Physical Journal. Wright State’s Tom Skinner is also a co-author. The journal highlights work published by the group in the colloquium paper, “Dispersion of solutes in porous media”. 2011, DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2011-10805-y.

From the journal: “...Hunt and co-workers test a new theory of solute transport in porous media by comparison with...

Apr 14, 2011

Madhumitha Balanarasimha, Hostetler lab, was awarded an ASBMB (American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) travel award to attend the Experimental Biology meeting in Washington, D.C., April 8-13 where shepresented her work on the demonstration of interaction of full-length PPARa and LXRa.

Apr 10, 2011

Sam Kantonen, an undergrad student at Dr. Julian Cambronero’s lab, was selected to present a paper at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2011 at Ithaca College, New York, April 1, 2011. The paper, “Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Interacts with Phospholipase D2 through Growth Factor Receptor-Bound Protein 2,” allowed Sam to present the results of his research at a national venue. The NCUR,...

Feb 28, 2011

Phil Lavretsky, a second year ES PhD student advised by Jeff Peters, has received a competitive Richard H. G. Bonnycastle Fellowship in Wetland and Waterfowl Biology from Ducks Unlimited. The fellowship, in the amount of CN$10,000, was awarded for a project entitled “Genetic Introgression and Conservation of the North American Mallard Complex” which is summarized below.

Congratulations to Phil!

Feb 22, 2011
photo of the journal of applied physics cover

The most downloaded Journal of Applied Physics article in February 2011 was a review article by L. C. Lew Yan Voon (Wright State physics chair) and M. Willatzen. This article also made the cover of the February issue of the same journal.

Feb 21, 2011

Samantha (Sam) Davis, a first-year ES Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Don Cipollini, has received a competitive Botany-in-Action fellowship from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA. The award of $3000 will be used toward field research expenses for the project outlined below. In addition to the research award, Samantha will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Phipps Conservatory for Botany-in-Action Science Weekend, where she will receive science communication...



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