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autumn-2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

As the weather begins to change and the thirsty plants around us begin to get some relief from one of the hottest, smokiest and driest summers on record in Seattle, the world of UW Biology has not taken a break. Though many faculty members and students were away for field research, or to teach summer courses, progress continued on our new Life Sciences Complex, just to the... Read more

Graduate students in the field — Studying lizards in Yosemite National Park

Sima Bouzid, a PhD student in the Buckley and Leaché labs, worked in Yosemite National Park this summer studying populations of Western fence lizards. 

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For more than four decades, Professor Dee Boersma has studied and advocated for penguins in South America, particularly the Magellanic penguins of Argentina and the Galapagos. Her work has inspired conservationists, budding biologists and penguin admirers worldwide who give to the Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels at the University of Washington, which she directs.

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We are excited to share that Dr. Tanvi Deora, member of the Daniel and Brunton labs, was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Board of Trustees of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP).

Dr. Deora’s work focuses on the role of neuromechanics in plant-pollinator interactions. Though pollination is very important to ecosystems, very little is... Read more