Welcome from the Chair

In this issue of the Biology Newsletter we pay tribute to Dr. Carmen Hernandez, Senior Lecturer in Biology, on the occasion of her retirement from UVM. Dr. Hernandez dedicated the past twelve years to an endeavor that she holds near and dear to her heart, and one of the key missions of the Biology Department, the education of future biologists and health professionals.READ MORE

Top News

Dr. Alison Brody's Termite Work has been Published in "Ecology"

The interactions among species, both above- and below-ground, can have profound impacts on plant performance. In East African savannas, as in temperate grasslands, large vertebrate herbivores are conspicuous consumers of plants. These consumers also provide nutrients in the form of dung and urine that can affect plant performance in positive ways. READ MORE

Dr. Judith Van Houten Elected Positions and Honors

Dr. Van Houten, University Distinguished Professor and Vermont State EPSCoR and IDeA Director, was elected Vice-Vice Chair of the NSF EPSCoR Project Director's Executive Committee at the May 2010 Project Directors Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. There are 29 EPSCoR states and jurisdictions including Vermont READ MORE

Dr. Carmen Hernandez Retires

Dr. Carmen Hernandez joined the Biology Department as a graduate student in 1992. Her research with Professor Jim Vigoreaux was instrumental in establishing a genetic approach to study the function of a novel muscle protein in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. READ MORE

2010 Accomplished Alumni Awardees

This year the Accomplished Alumni Awards for Distinguished Career Accomplishments in Science and Science Education go to Dr. Jack Sullivan (Accomplished Graduate Alum) and Dr. Marc Allard (Accomplished Undergraduate Alum). READ MORE