New Course: Neural Basis of Animal Behavior to be Offered SP2020

Paul Katz is offering a new course this semester called the Neural Basis of Animal Behavior. (BIOLOGY 597NE - 01)
Neuroethology is the study of the neural basis of natural behavior. The course will cover how animals sense their environment, how they catch prey and evade predators. It will also examine neural mechanisms underlying animal navigation, communication, and decision-making.

Matthew Mitchel, Griffin O'Driscoll, Thomas White, and Margaret Riley Make it to the Finals in the Bill Clinton Hult Competition

AgBioCin is a new company created by students in the Riley Laboratory with the mission of revolutionizing the prevention and treatment of infectious disease in agriculture.

In 2009 Hult International Business School MBA student Ahmad Ashkar founded a company to give his then peers around the world a platform to have sustainable, profitable impact. He later convinced Hult’s President, Dr. Stephen Hodges to begin hosting startup events on each of Hult’s five global campuses around the world with a focus on the creation of a new kind of business which was dubbed, “the impact enterprise.” One year, and one meeting with Bertil Hult later, the Hult Prize Foundation was born. Today, the Hult Prize is one of the world’s most acclaimed entrepreneurship programs operating on more than 1500 university campuses in 121 countries and has become a benchmark startup challenge for social entrepreneurship.

Gerson and Colleagues Test Effect of Humidity on Bird Physiology

Biology assistant professor Alexander Gerson and his postdoctoral research associate Derrick Groom, with others, compared the short-term effects of resting vs. long duration flight on the rate of lean body mass loss in birds.

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Caicedo Featured in the Inside UMass Newsletter

A New, Social Science-based Approach to Improve Weed Management . Click here to see full article.