Molly Strong received a second place award in the oral presentations and Whitney Swanson received second place in the poster competition at the North Central District 3 Beta Beta Beta Meeting held at the University of Iowa. Both students had received Beta Beta Beta Research Scholarships this past fall. Read the rest of this entry →
Archive for the ‘Biosciences’
Members of the Wallert Cancer Research Team Present at the North Central District 3 Beta Beta Beta Meeting
Beta Beta Beta is the National Biological Honor Society. The North Central District 3 Annual Meeting was held at the University of Iowa April 17 and 18, 2015. Four members of the Wallert Cancer Research Team that are Beta Beta Beta members presented at this meeting. Read the rest of this entry →
At the 2105 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Theme was entitled “Cancer: The War at 44 and Warburg at 90.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Scott Buchholz was honored as having one of four posters recognized as Outstanding Posters in cancer research. Scott’s project was entitled, “The Impact of Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 Expression on Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions.” Scott’s research partner at MSUM is Biochemistry and Biotechnology major, Shelby Sieverding. The research was conducted in Dr. Mark Wallert’s laboratory.
At the 2015 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, junior Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Molly Strong was inducted into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honors Society. Honor Society membership requires excellence in academics, undergraduate research, and scientific outreach. Molly is the first MSUM student to receive this honor. Molly does her research in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Wallert.
Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers.” The students participating in the meeting and the titles of their presentations: Read the rest of this entry →
By Brittany Dunnigan
Ecologist. Teacher. Scholar.
All three of these titles can be used to describe Dr. Brian Wisenden, fish chemical ecologist and professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. And as of late, he can also claim the title of book editor as Wisenden recently co-edited and contributed two chapters to a new book now available in bookstores and libraries worldwide.
Biosciences majors to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14
By Brittany Dunnigan
When many people think of bees, honey is the first thing that comes to mind. These incredible little insects, however, play a much larger role in sustaining our ecosystem than simply supplying this sweet treat.
Senior James Kawlewski and junior Marissa Reeves, Biosciences students at MSUM, both agree that bees are essential to pollination and biodiversity. By working with MSUM Biosciences Professor Sarah Anderson, the students have conducted research to identify the number of different bee species that exist in Clay County to determine the level of biodiversity in the area. Read the rest of this entry →
Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, had a paper accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Behaviour. The title of the paper is”Genetic evidence for mixed broods and extra-pair fertilizations in a socially monogamous biparental cichlid fish”. Read the rest of this entry →
Donna Bruns Stockrahm and students attended and presented at the Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Chapters
Donna Bruns Stockrahm (Biosciences) attended the Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Chapters in Duluth, MN, on 17-19 February. Eleven students from the Biosciences Department also attended, six of which presented the following posters on their research mentored by Dr. Bruns Stockrahm: Read the rest of this entry →
Planning underway in anticipation of major research and education initiative at MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center
Planning is underway in anticipation of a major research and education initiative at the MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center. A proposal to study the restoration of developed land to a natural state has been in the works for more than 30 years, and now a $527,760 grant application is working its way through the final funding process. If awarded, work will begin this summer. Read the rest of this entry →
Dan McEwen, Biosciences, has a paper published in the international peer-reviewed journal Diversity. Read the rest of this entry →
Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, has had a paper accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Biology. Read the rest of this entry →
Biosciences research students presented their research at the monthly BReWS (Biosciences REsearch Wednesday Seminars) meeting in HA 104 on Dec 4. About 50 students and 9 faculty were in attendance. This month’s faculty host was Chris Chastain and food for all was provided by Bee Wisenden. There were three presentations: Read the rest of this entry →
Three MSUM students, Anne Pius, Molly Strong, and Whitney Swanson were awarded Research Scholarships from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation. Beta Beta Beta is a national biological society with a local chapter on the MSUM campus. The three students are members of the cancer research team mentored by Mark Wallert. Read the rest of this entry →
Ellen Brisch and student Evangeline Holley attended and presented at the 23rd Annual Developmental Biology Symposium
Biosciences faculty member Ellen Brisch and student Evangeline Holley attended the 23rd Annual Developmental Biology Symposium at the University of Minnesota Monday October 20. Evangeline presented her research mentored by Brian Wisenden at a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow geared session in a poster entitled: Predictability of food supply, not ration, increases exploratory behavior in Zebrafish Danio rerio. Evangeline is also a Goldwater Scholar.
The 9th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences (URMS9) meeting was held on the MSUM campus October 3 and 4, 2014. The meeting included 110 participants from 11 colleges and universities. URMS9 included 42 oral and poster presentations by undergraduates competing for travel awards to the national meetings of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the American Chemical Society. Travel award winners from MSUM were: Read the rest of this entry →
Biology Student Among 283 in Nation Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
MSUM senior Evangeline Holley was among 283 students from across the nation selected to receive a $7,500 award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Holley is a biology major with an emphasis in ecology and evolutionary biology. She is the daughter of Rinita Dalan and George Holley, both faculty members in MSUM’s Anthropology and Earth Science Department.
She was selected from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering scholars who were nominated by faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the country.
Holley is the tenth MSUM student in the past 13 years to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. (Rachel Sang received the award for two years.)
“I love biology and I love animal behavior,” Holley said. “I get really excited about it and want to get other people excited about it. I like sharing biology with people.”
Holley is currently conducting research under MSUM biology professor Brian Wisenden. The research is centered around the effects diet has on the exploratory boldness of zebra fish. She and her research group will be published in the Journal of Fish Biology this fall. Read the rest of this entry →
Biosciences faculty and undergraduates publish paper in international peer-reviewed journal Hydrobiologia
Brian Wisenden, Dan McEwen, Bee Wisenden and Ellen Brisch, Biosciences faculty, and Tony Stumbo, Pat Self, Biosciences Undergraduates, have published a paper in the international peer-reviewed journal Hydrobiologia, entitled “Co-evolution of offspring antipredator competence and parental brood defense in convict cichlids”. This paper is the culmination of 20 years of research from field sites in Costa Rica and lab experiments at the MSUM aquatic research facility in Langseth Hall. Read the rest of this entry →
Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Graduates of the College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, and College of Humanities & Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Education & Human Services, and College of Science, Health & the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program. Read the rest of this entry →