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Bethany Stahl

Congratulations to Bethany Stahl, recipient of a 2013 Grant-in-Aid of Research from the University of Cincinnati Sigma Xi Chapter. Bethany received a $3000 award to support her doctoral studies investigating the genetic mechanisms mediating pigmentation loss in cave-dwelling animals. Bethany is a fourth-year doctoral student in the lab of Dr. Gross.

Vertebrate development, Drs. Buchholz, Gross

Vertebrate development, Drs. Buchholz, Gross

 

 


[1/12/12] An article by George Uetz and colleagues (former UC students Dr. Dave Clark and Dr. J. Andrew Roberts) was published on-line in Biology Letters and highlighted in several recent news stories such as one on National Public Radio and featured on the NSF website The study found that field-experienced male wolf spiders "eavesdrop" on other males and respond by initiating courtship behavior, as a likely means of stealing their mate. Moreover, the spiders exhibited a signal matching behavior, adjusting the rate of leg-tapping behavior to match and even outperform the behavior of rivals, most likely as a form of pre-emptive mate competition, which has only been seen before in vertebrate animals. 

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[1/5/12] As highlighted by Scientific American and The History Channel, Eric Tepe recently named a new species of south American plant in honor of the first woman explorer who traveled around the world 250 years ago.

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[1/27/11] An article by George Uetz and Shira Gordon was featured in the February 2011 issue of the journal, Animal Behavior and highlighted in several news stories. Male wolf spiders adjust the modes of their signaling (vibrations vs. visual cues) depending on the habitat (leaves, soil, rock, wood) on which they find themselves. Uetz's former doctoral student Shira Gordon is now a research fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Click here to see video.

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[1/27/11] An article by George Uetz and Shira Gordon was featured in the February 2011 issue of the journal, Animal Behavior and highlighted in several news stories. Male wolf spiders adjust the modes of their signaling (vibrations vs. visual cues) depending on the habitat (leaves, soil, rock, wood) on which they find themselves. Uetz's former doctoral student Shira Gordon is now a research fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Click here to see video.

Polak

 

[12/10/10] The Polak lab's laser handy work made Science Now's top 10 stories in 2010. This work was published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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[12/1/10] For humans climbing ropes presents a formidable challenge, but snakes are adept at doing this, in part because they are able to change their gripping strategy as rope diameter changes. Research on this topic from Dr. Jayne's lab published in the December issue of Experimental Biology was featured in Inside JEB and covered by web sites such as Science Daily. Click here to hear an interview with Dr. Jayne on the CBC science radio program Quirks and Quarks, and click here to view a video.

Buschbeck

 

[8/23/10] Research in Dr. Buschbeck's lab discovered that some aquatic beetle larvae have eyes that function as bifocals. This work was the featured cover article in Current Biology and was widely covered by the popular media including outlets such as Discover Magazine

Funding

[1/3/11] Congratulations to Dennis Grogan, Joshua Gross, and Ed Griff for receipt of support from the University Research Council grant program.

[6/22/10] Congratulations to George Uetz who has received a 3-year NSF grant and an Interdisciplinary URC to further his work on spiders.