News

Sebastian Vera selected for the 2018 Summer Scholars Program

Sebastian Vera was selected for the 2018 Summer Scholar’s Program sponsored by the Provost’s Office. His proposal to study differences in response to diet among mice adapted to different environments was one of only 8 projects funded from across the University. Seb will receive a stipend and research support this summer. Congratulations, Seb!

New research projects funded by the Urban Coast Institute

We are happy to announce that the Urban Coast Institute has funded our projects 1) using microsatellite data to determine the origins of local populations of Striped Bass collaborating with John Tiedemann and 2) testing methods for investigating historic populations sizes of Atlantic Sturgeon collaborating with Keith Dunton. Undergraduates Nikole Andre, Brian Reiss, and Anjali Tampy will be working on these projects. Come by and ask them about their work! Read more at: https://www.monmouth.edu/uci/newsletters/january2018/#Grants

DNA unraveled: Our first workshop at Wayside Elementary

We presented our first workshop at Wayside Elementary in Ms. Belasco’s First Grade Class. We had so much fun working and learning with the students. Thanks to Summer, Tiffany, Sarah, Koushik, and Arbaz for volunteering their time to help kick-off our project. Brian did a great job organizing. We are looking forward to coming back next spring to work with 4th grade classes thanks to support from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology.

ESEB funds DNA workshop for elementary and intermediate schools in Monmouth County

We were fortunate to receive funding to bring our DNA workshop to elementary and intermediate schools in Monmouth County. Thanks to generous funding from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, we will be able to visit at least 10 classrooms over the next year. In addition, we will be able to supply participating teachers with kits to continue this workshop with future classes. This semester, Brian Reiss (Biology 2018) is coordinating our efforts.

We will be starting this program in the next month and are still looking for partner schools. Contact us if you would like to be included.