Biology Department News
A new study—led by Dr. Greg Cunningham, associate professor of biology at St. John Fisher College—showing that king penguins are able to detect odors associated with their own species has steered researchers to suggest that in addition to acoustic cues, they might rely on their olfactory sense to find their offspring or kin.
The fall 2015 First Friday Lecture Series kicks off with a discussion on the evolving nature of science education at St. John Fisher College. The event, which begins with mass and breakfast at 9 a.m., takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room.
St. John Fisher College celebrated the opening of its new Integrated Science and Health Sciences building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The 31,000 square foot academic facility includes two 100-seat classrooms, teaching laboratories, a lab prep room, faculty offices, and breakout spaces for student collaboration.
St. John Fisher College inducted five alumni into the College’s Science and Technology Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17, as a part of Alumni Weekend. Prior to the induction ceremony, the College also unveiled the Hall of Fame’s new home in the recently opened Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building during a cocktail reception.
This summer, Daniel Zimmerman ’16, spent a lot of time on the shores of Lake Ontario, but he wasn’t basking in the sun. He was studying freshwater bacterial populations in the lake for a research project funded by a National Geographic Society Explorer’s Award and Fisher’s Summer Fellows Research Program.
Three faculty members and four students attended the regional conference of the American Society for Microbiology in May.
The Upsilon Rho chapter of Beta Beta Beta, National Biological Honor Society, held its third induction ceremony on April 1, 2015.
A group of St. John Fisher College faculty and students traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts, to learn about ecology and natural history during the annual Northeast Natural History Conference, held April 18 through 20.
Five biology students presented their research at the Upsilon Rho chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society's district meeting.
Junior Sarah Morton will head to the Summer Institute for Biostatistics at Boston University for a six-week educational experience.