Entries by stan

Titan Arum “Magnus” about to bloom

The corm of Magnus, the largest Titan arum in the Biology Greenhouse, recently produced a developing flower bud.  The flower bud was 83 cm on April 5th.  Based on past performance, we expect a full display of the flower around April 18 or 19th (around Good Friday!).  We’ll have the Biology Greenhouse open for extended […]

Teaching-Track Assistant Professor position available

Faculty of Science, Department of Biology Teaching-Track Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology and Cellular Physiology The Department of Biology at McMaster is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a Teaching-Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  The preferred start date for the appointment is July 1, 2019. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree […]

Natalie D’Silva receives Schlumberger fellowship

Natalie D’Silva won’t be at the FirstOntario Concert Hall today to walk across the stage and receive her PhD. Instead, she’ll be at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, working in neuroscientist Karla Kaun’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Story Here

Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans. A team of biologists from McMaster studying these worms called C. elegans, or nematodes, has found that the regulation of lipid production, and the delicate balance of too […]

Oliver Wearing awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce that Oliver Wearing (a Ph.D. student in Graham Scott’s lab) has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. Vanier CGS is one of the most prestigious scholarships available to Ph.D. students in Canada. The scholarships […]

Turtle virus discovery by Morgan Piczak

McMaster turtle researcher Morgan Piczak, who came upon both the local turtles, says it is imperative to control the outbreak because the snapping turtle population is fragile, as are so many other species in Cootes Paradise.   Full Story Here