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Department of Biological Sciences

  • Dudycha's Daphnia

    Variation of eye size in a wild population of Daphnia A team led by biology professor Jeff Dudycha recently published a paper showing that larger eye size is the source of a sizable reproductive advantage for a tiny freshwater crustacean.more

  • Mungo Distinguished Professor Award Dr. David Reisman, Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Center for Colon Cancer Research Tissue Biorepository, is this year's Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor-of-the-Year.more

  • Neural Crest Cells & Pituitary Gland Development Biology professor Shannon Davis is studying the role NCCs play in the formation of pituitary blood vessels. Image shows NCCs (green) streaming into an embryonic mouse head (red).more

  • Interactions between Mobile Predators and Stationary Prey Biology Graduate Student Cristián Monaco on the Oregon coast studying effects of environmental stress on interactions between the sea star Pisaster ochraceous and its main food item, the mussel Mytilus californianus.more

  • Effects of Radiation on Evolutionary Change USC Biology Professor Tim Mousseau and Dr. Anders Møller (Université Paris-Sud) by Chernobyl Reactor 4; studying the effects nuclear contamination on barn swallows.more