Category: "Biology" Page 2

Biologists Use Latest Technology to Discover and Differentiate Coral Species

July 6, 2017

Underwater photographs of Sinularia mesophotica (funnel-shaped morphology of colonies).

Coral reef expert and Harvey Mudd College biologist Catherine McFadden is using the latest technological advances to delve deeper into the complex and diverse field of corals and their habitats. Working with collaborators on campus and around the world, McFadden has turned recent discoveries into three published papers, two of which reveal new species found […]

The Answer is Know

June 28, 2017

Jessica Wu

In the realm of computational biology, sometimes learning what isn’t possible is just as important as learning what is. That has been the case with recent research conducted by Professor Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu and her colleagues, who have presented an algorithm for assessing feasibility of gene families with multiple loci and samples. Traditional methods of […]

Harvey Mudd Writing Course a Model for Other Institutions

June 1, 2017

Students in lecture auditorium.

While learning about the relationships between STEM disciplines through Common Core courses, Harvey Mudd students are also getting a healthy dose of writing instruction, including through the relatively new course, Introduction to Academic Writing (Writ 1). Highlighted in a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Peer Review article, Writ 1 is showcased as […]

Harvey Mudd Athletes Earn All-Region Honors

May 24, 2017

CMS athlete Joshua Sealand '17, Harvey Mudd College

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the All-Region honorees for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season. The Coaches Association named 22 athletes from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track and field program to 39 total All-Region honors. Seven of these athletes are from Harvey Mudd College. The […]

Endowed Scholarship to Support Future Physicians

May 23, 2017

The late Elise Brown '95

Accomplished physician, patient advocate and mentor Elise Brown ’95 (biology) is being remembered by her classmates, family and friends with an endowed scholarship, established in April. Brown, who passed away from complications of a bleeding cerebral aneurysm in June 2016, was an integral part of the strong, tough, supportive and fantastic women of the Harvey […]

Goldwater Scholar and Honorable Mention Named at Harvey Mudd

April 18, 2017

Daniel Johnson

Talk of “robot-proof” careers often focuses on how people can maintain their relevancy in a society that increasingly uses robot labor to replace humans. Where others see an automation apocalypse, Daniel Johnson, a junior at Harvey Mudd College, sees opportunity. A recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship—the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers—Johnson […]

Harvey Mudd Biology Students Publish Research

April 6, 2017

Professor of Biology Dan Stoebel with student

Associate Professor of Biology Dan Stoebel (pictured) and his colleagues, including Associate Professor of Biology Eliot Bush and seven Harvey Mudd students and alumni, have published a paper, “Genome-Wide Transcriptional Response to Varying RpoS Levels in Escherichia coli K-12,” in the American Society for Microbiology’s Journal of Bacteriology. Garrett Wong ’14, Alicia Schep ’11, Suzannah Beeler ’15, […]

New Technique Helps Identify Parasite “Switchers”

December 15, 2016

Trypanosoma brucei parasite

The Trypanosoma brucei parasite is well known in sub-Saharan Africa for causing a disease in humans called sleeping sickness. The disease is fatal if untreated, current drug therapies are very toxic and there is no vaccine. The parasite owes its success to its ability to evade the human immune system through a process called variant […]

Algorithms and Avocados

December 2, 2016

Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The connection between fighting a threat to one of California’s favorite fruits and recently published research by a Harvey Mudd College computer science professor and his colleagues isn’t immediately evident. On the way to connect one dot with the other, there’s a story about the mutualistic pairing of a beetle and a fungus, extensive biological […]

New Tenure-Track Faculty at Harvey Mudd

June 17, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The faculty at Harvey Mudd College is committed to offering world-class science and engineering education in a liberal arts context so that graduates are uniquely prepared to lead and understand their impact on society. Four outstanding teacher-scholars join the College’s faculty July 1, becoming assistant professors as well as tenure-track faculty members. Danae Schulz joins the […]