Nov 26, 2019In research reported in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," Texas A&M biologists have found genetic evidence linking circadian clock genes and clock-regulated molecular pathways to the Monarch butterfly's uncanny ability to sense changes in day length that trigger their annual migration and the reproductive dormancy they exhibit during it — a clock-controlled seasonal response the biologists prove is clearly connected to the vitamin A pathway in the iconic insect's brain.
Sep 30, 2019In a recent paper published in the September issue of the "Journal of Microscopy," Texas A&M biologist Lawrence Griffing makes the case for an unidentified gentleman in a circa-1680s painting by one of England’s first successful female artists, Mary Beale, actually being the long-sought portrait of 17th century scientist Robert Hooke.
Jul 30, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Richard A. Box '61, one of 10 Aggies honored this year with the university's highest former student honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Box, a chairman emeritus of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents and former commanding general of the Texas State Guard who helped lead the state's response during hurricanes Katrina and Rita, received his bachelor's in zoology in 1961 from Texas A&M.
Apr 30, 2019On April 28, friends, family and colleagues across the Texas A&M campus gathered to remember Texas A&M professor Wesley Thompson, a neurobiologist who joined the Department of Biology in 2013 and explored various developmental aspects of the simplest of all vertebrae synapses, the neuromuscular junction, to gain insight into how the brain and overall human body adjust to aging, disease and injury.
Timing Is Everything
Apr 16, 2019Timing is everything, including with regard to eating. In research published April 16 in Cell Reports, Texas A&M biologist Jerome Menet’s laboratory found that feeding time influences the liver’s biological clock in mice, with possible implications for overall physiology and health.
Mar 19, 2019Two prominent Texas A&M University former students from the College of Science have earned selection by the college for its highest alumni honor, induction into its Academy of Distinguished Former Students. Col. (Ret) Harry Kay Lesser Jr., Class of 1970, of Herndon, Va.; and Joel E. Richter, M.D., Class of 1971, of Tampa, Fla., will […]
Aggie on the Amazon
Feb 10, 2019While some Aggies spent their winter break sleeping in and visiting family, sophomore biology major and Kingwood native Alexandra Bishop '21 fed squirrel monkeys bananas by hand, swam with pink river dolphins and made a rubber ball straight from the tree's sap during a "once in a lifetime amazing adventure" in the Brazilian Amazon.
Evolution of Communication
Dec 19, 2018After 10 years of observing communications habits in primates, Texas A&M zoology graduate Lisa O'Bryan '08 is taking on one of the most complex species to date -- college students at Rice University, where in January she will begin studying real-world social networking in a campus setting with the goal of improving societal interactions on a broader scale.
Life LessonsFor Texas A&M senior biology major Ashley Hayden '19, college has proven to be one accomplishment-filled learning experience after another -- an invaluable season of transition set to culminate next May in a fulfilled promise she made to her mother as a high school senior.
Lead by Example
Oct 31, 2018Marine conservation biologist and Texas A&M marine biology interdisciplinary program Ph.D. Christine Figgener has been named one of TIME Magazine's Next Generation Leaders for her efforts to educate society about the effects of single-use plastics on animals, people and the environment.