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BIOLOGY NEWS

Ryan '72 Honored by Seneca County

Dr. Timothy J. Ryan '72 and Lifecare Medical Associates, a medical group Ryan founded in 1979, were recently honored as the Business of the Year by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. Ryan was featured in a Finger Lakes Times article covering the award as well as an article written by New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio L.H.D. '07 (R-Fayette) highlighting Ryan's services to local resid...  More >>

Methylmercury Research Begins

Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently purchased a Brooks-Rand MERX-M methylmercury analyzer, an instrument that measures the concentrations of methylmercury in organisms collected from lakes and streams. The analyzer will be instrumental in furthering research for the Finger Lakes Institute's Mercury Project, a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority funded collaborative stu...  More >>

Researching Developmental Genetics

For Yanli Guo '12 and Nathan Martin '13, it was an undergraduate research experience with Associate Professor of Biology Kristy Kenyon that opened the door to an incredible opportunity to co-author a chapter in the newly revised textbook, "Principles of Developmental Genetics" (2015). Kenyon invited Guo and Martin to join her in writing the chapter - "Building Dimorphic Forms: The Intersection of...  More >>

Bird Banding at Braddock Bay

Through a partnership between the Colleges and Braddock Bay Bird Observatory in Rochester, N.Y., Joe Sanders '16 and Maddie Sutton '17 have spent the first portion of the semester banding birds at the observatory and collecting data on migratory birds that pass through the region. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander, Sanders and Sutton will spend the remainder of the sem...  More >>

Symposium Highlights Student Research

From facial representation masks and the history of race relations in St. Louis, to quantum mechanics, cancer-cell research and everything in between, more than 50 students presented at this year's Student Research Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 3. As one of Homecoming and Family Weekend's annual events, the Symposium allows students, families and alums to explore the high-caliber research performe...  More >>

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