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Special Commendation for Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times

August 21, 2020

Congratulations to OEB professors and PhD candidates awarded Special Commendation for Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times in Spring 2020from Dean Claybaugh:

Scott Edwards (Faculty, OEB 190), Philip Fahn-Lai (TF, OEB 126), Dave Matthews (TF, OEB 53), Jacob Suissa (TF, OEB 52), Inbar Maayan (TF, OEB 167), James Hanken (Faculty, OEB 167) and Jenni Austiff (TF, OEB 167).

Minioterus-wilsoni by Piotr Naskrecki

New Bat Species Named After E.O. Wilson

August 12, 2020

A new study in Acta Chiropterologica (22:1) has described a new bat species in southern Africa named Wilson’s Long-fingered Bat, Miniopterus wilsoni, after Faculty Emeritus Edward O. Wilson.

The new species, which is found on Mount Gorongosa in Mozambique and in the mountains of central and northern Mozambique and southern Malawi, was collected as part of the E.O. Wilson Laboratory at...

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Hofstenia miamia regenerating head fragment 48 hours post-amputation with neural gene expression in yellow and stem cell gene expression in magenta.

Neural Architecture and Regeneration in Three-Banded Panther Worm

July 22, 2020

A major transition in animal evolution is the origin of bilateral symmetry, which coincided with the evolution of organized nervous systems. Animals with bilateral symmetry are known to prominently feature a complex brain with many different neural cell types located near the front of the animal's head. To understand the appearance of the brain and its diverse neurons studies of the nervous system in animals that diverged early from their ancestor lineage are needed.

In a study...

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