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Posts Tagged ‘Section of Integrative Biology’


Monday, March 30, 2009

With the stickleback, its lake can be a lab

Dan Bolnick

Dan Bolnick

The threespine stickleback is a fish biologists use as a model organism and have for about a century.

Dan Bolnick, an assistant professor in the Section of Integrative Biology, is a stickleback scientist who’s starting to use the fish in a new way to research relationships between organisms and parasites.

Bolnick’s work earned him selection as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist. John Wallingford, an associate professor of molecular cell and developmental biology, also was selected.

They are among 50
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The book on botany

James Mauseth

James Mauseth

James Mauseth, a professor in the Section of Integrative Biology, has published the fourth edition of his textbook, “Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology.” Daniel Oppenheimer, a writer in the College of Natural Sciences, talked to Mauseth about the book and cacti, the main interest of Mauseth’s research. Below is an excerpt from the interview. Click here for the full interview and here for a cactus slideshow.

Speaking of stories, why did you decide to study cacti in the first place?

It would
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