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Zoology and Physiology Department News
April 2012 - Dr. Donal Skinner, Associate Professor in Zoology & Physiology, was selected as this year's 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient by the Wyoming Student Alumni Association (WyoSAA) committee members, Kelly Baxter of Cheyenne, who has been a student of Dr. Skinner as well as an undergraduate researcher.
April 2012 - Dr. Hank Harlow, professor in Zoology and Physiology, received UW's George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award. Named for UW's 13th president who served from 1945-1964, the award recognizes teaching effectiveness, distinction in scholarly work, and distinguished service to the university and state. It is UW's highest faculty honor [read more].
April 2012 - Chelsea Hoekstra and Eli Kinney-Lang, Undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience-Physiology, won First Place for their poster presentation at Annual Western Region Honors Council (WRHC) Conference: Trophic/ Growth promoting effect of Neurokinin 3 receptor agonists on neurites of rat embryonic hypothalamic neurons. Their advisor is Dr. Bill Flynn, professor in the department of Zoology and Physiology
April 2012- Phil Gaskill was awarded best poster at the Western Division meeting of the American Fisheries Society last week in Jackson Hole. The title of the poster is "Brown trout (Salmo trutta) spawning patterns in an urban stream" his coauthors are Eriek S. Hansen and Steve Gale (Wyoming Game and Fish Department). Phil is an undergraduate in the department majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.
April 2012 - Shelby Oelklaus, an undergraduate student majoring in Physiology, received the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship, which allows her to study in a Chinese university for one year. The scholarship pays all her tuition and living expenses while she studies in China. Shelby is from Alaska and she plans to study at Sichuan University, China
April 2012 - Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty, assistant lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Physiology, was named the 2011-2012 recipients of the James C. Hurst Each Student-A Person Award [read more]
April 2012 - Dr. Jeff Woodbury, professor of the Department of Zoology and Physiology, Colleen Cassidy, graduate student in UW Neuroscience Program, and their colleagues have discovered a new technique to determine how the touch sensory system is organized in hairy skin, providing a new understanding of the sense of touch. Their findings were selected to appear as the feature and cover article in Cell, one of the pre-eminent international journals in the biological sciences. [read more]
July 2011 - Post-doctoral researcher Seth Newsome is involved in a study of sea otters as an indicator of coastal ecosystem health from California to Alaska. The study was covered in an article in The Washington Post [Read More]. For more information, read about the Pacific Nearshore Project, funded by the US Geological Survey.
June 2011 - The Stable Isotope Facility at UW has moved into the new Berry Center for Biodiversity. An article about the facility is featured in the current issue of UWYO Magazine.
May 2011 - PhD student Ali Hussein appeared in The Standard (Kenya) for his work studying the hirola, an ungulate on the brink of extinction found in Kenya and Somalia.
May 2011 - Sarah Gregory, Spring 2011 graduate of the University of Wyoming, is featured in an article about the Honors Program at UW. Sarah was a major in Physiology and Molecular Biology. [Full Story]
April 2011 - Seth Mathern, student of the Department of Zoology and Physiology, is the 2011 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating man [Full Story].
April 2011 - Dr. Carlos Martinez del Rio has been selected by Honors Program students for the Teaching Excellence in Non-honors Courses award, receiving the most individual nominations from students for 2011. Congratulations, Carlos!
April 2011 - Dr. Margaret Flanigan was one of three recipients of this year's John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, established in 1977 by businessman John P. "Jack" Ellbogen, to "foster, encourage, and reward excellence in classroom teaching at UW." [Full Story]