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September 14, 2018


Janet Loxterman & Ernest Keeley contribute to new book on Cutthroat Trout.

Dr. Chuck Peterson Presentation on Wednesday, September 19, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for 'Snakes of Idaho' photography.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History joins Smithsonian Magazine's 14th annual FREE Museum Day Saturday, September 22.

RSVP CoSE@isu.edu for the CoSE Homecoming Breakfast and parade viewing that will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 9 am.

STEM Career Fair will be held on October 10, 9 am - 1 pm.

Majors & Minors Fair will be held on October 11, 11 am - 2 pm.

The department URL has changed from isu.edu/bios to isu.edu/biology as required by Marketing & Communication. The redirects are not working well. Please check all your internal and external websites for broken links.

Faculty and Staff mandatory yearly training was launched on July 1, 2018. New courses will be added to the user's Action Items in the Talent Management System in Bengal Web. Training must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Recent Publications

Publication List 2018

Patton, N.R., K. A. Lohse, M. Seyfried, B. T. Crosby and S. E. Godsey. 2018. Predicting soil thickness on soil mantled hillslopes. Nature Communications 9: 3329, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05743-y

Richter, D. D., S. A. Billings, P. M. Groffman, E. F. Kelly, K. A. Lohse, W. H. McDowell, T. S. White, S. Anderson, D. D. Baldocchi, S. Banwart, S. Brantley, J. J. Braun, Z. S. Brecheisen, H. E. Hartnett, S. E. Hobbie, J. Gaillardet, E. Jobbagy, H. F. Jungkunst, C. E. Kazanski, J. Krishnaswamy, D. Markewitz, K. O’Neill, C. S. Riebe, P. Schroeder, C. Siebe, W. L. Silver, A. Thompson, A. Verhoef, and G. Zhang. 2018. Strengthening the biogeosciences within environmental research networks. Biogeosciences, 15, 4815–4832, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2018-67

Galanter, A., Cadol, D., and Lohse, K. (2018) Geomorphic influences on the distribution and accumulation of pyrogenic carbon (PyC) following a low severity wildfire in northern New Mexico. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 43: 2207–2218, doi: 10.1002/esp.4386.

Fellows, A. G. Flerchinger, M.S. Seyfried, K.A. Lohse. 2018. Rapid recovery of mesic mountain big sagebrush gross production and respiration following prescribed fire. Ecosystems DOI10.1007/s10021-017-0218-9

Felt, C., M. Fragkias, D. Larson, H. Liao, K. Lohse, D. Lybecker, S. Parsons. Accepted. A comparative study of urban fragmentation patterns in small and mid-sized cities of Idaho. Urban Ecosystems https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-018-0770-x

Kormos, P. R., Marks, D. G., Seyfried, M. S., Havens, S. C., Hedrick, A., Lohse, K. A., and Sandusky, M. (2018) 31 years of hourly spatially distributed air temperature, humidity, and precipitation amount and phase from Reynolds Critical Zone Observatory, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 10, 1197-1205https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-82.

Murdock, Mark D.; Huber, David P.; Seyfried, Mark S.; Patton, Nicholas R.; and Lohse, Kathleen A. (2018). Dataset for Soil Hydraulic Parameter Estimates Along an Elevation Gradient in Dryland Soils [Data set]. doi.org/10.18122_reynoldscreek_10_boisestate

Perdrial, J., P. Brooks, T. Swetnam, K. Lohse, C. Rasmussen, M. Litvak, A. Harpold, X. Zapata-Rios, P. Broxton, B. Mitra, T. Meixner, K. Condon, D. Huckle, C. Stielstra, A. Vazquez-Ortega, R. Lybrand, M. Holleran, C. Orem, J. Pelletier, J., Chorover. 2018. A net ecosystem carbon budget for snow dominated forested headwater catchments: linking water and carbon fluxes to critical zone carbon storage. Biogeochemistry, 138 (3), 225–243, 2018

Jeff Meldrum and Esteban Sarmiento (2018) Comments on possible Miocene hominin footprints. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association.
129 (4): 577-580.

Employment Opportunities

Career Path Internships (CPI); multiple closing dates (ISU Department of Biological Sciences)
Research positions in the Integrative Physiology Lab (ISU Department of Biological Sciences)
Other Opportunities (external)

Payroll Information

Please be sure to submit your time cards at noon the Monday before timecards are due (they are due on Tuesday of each payroll period). This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems before the timecards are submitted to Payroll. Please visit the Finance & Administration Payroll page to review the Paydate/Payroll Calendars and Contract and Payroll Dates.

 

ISU Academic Calendar

August 31 Last day to register, add/drop, change section, or audit full semester courses
October 8-12 Mid-term week
October 26
Last day to WITHDRAW from full semester courses
November 19-23 Fall recess
December 10-14 FINAL Examinations

 

August 23, 2018


Dr. Chuck Peterson Reception on Tuesday, August 28, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm for 'Snakes of Idaho' photography.

Pam Christensen will be retiring after 20 years of service to ISU and our department! A reception for her will be held on Thursday, August 30 at 2:30 pm in the lobby.

How thick is the skin of the earth? Idaho State University researchers discover a simple empirical model to predict soil thickness.

The department URL has changed from isu.edu/bios to isu.edu/biology as required by Marketing & Communication.

Cody Feldman is the August CPI of the Month for his work in the GIS Training & Research Center.

Free Wi-Fi and Central Computer lab access to all registered students across campus. 

STEM Career Fair will be held on October 10, 9 am - 1 pm.

Faculty and Staff mandatory yearly training was launched on July 1, 2018. New courses will be added to the user's Action Items in the Talent Management System in Bengal Web. Training must be completed by December 31, 2018.

August 7, 2018


Fall Address and Appreciation Picnic on Monday, August 13.

No charge headshot photography for ISU employees. Monday, August 13 from 1 - 5 pm at the ISU Photo Studio Administration Building, Room 138.

CoSE will host a welcome reception for the new dean, Scott Snyder, on Wednesday, August 15 at 4pm; Quad Lounge.

Department of Biological Sciences Faculty Retreat will be held Thursday, August 16 at the Sho-Ban Conference Center in Fort Hall.

Cody Feldman is the August CPI of the Month for his work in the GIS Training & Research Center.

Camdon Kay, Alexander Lopez, and Brittany Mangum, Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates, attended the Idaho INBRE Research Conference.

Chuck Peterson's 'Snakes of Idaho' photography at ISU’s Oboler Library.

Zane Stephenson of Ernest Keeley's Fish Ecology Laboratory was July CPI of the Month.

Faculty and Staff mandatory yearly training was launched on July 1, 2018. New courses will be added to the user's Action Items in the Talent Management System in Bengal Web. Training must be completed by December 31, 2018.

June 8, 2018


Idaho State University researchers, including master’s students Adam Eckersell and McKenna Adams, are studying salmonflies on the Henry's Fork Snake River and Middle Fork Salmon River drainages, exploring everything from these insect’s social impact on humans to their importance for providing pigmentation that can color the feathers of songbirds that feed on them.

Thirteen ISU undergraduate students have been paired with their mentors to begin an intensive summer working full-time as biomedical researchers at ISU as part of the Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Summer Fellowship program.

David Barber, Lab Materials Supervisor for Idaho Falls Biological Sciences, received an ISU Cares Spot Award for April 2018.

Carolyn Macek, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her defense Monday, June 25, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 9:00 AM.

Faculty and Staff mandatory yearly training will launch on July 1, 2018. New courses will be added to the user's Action Items in the Talent Management System in Bengal Web.

May 6, 2018


Amanda Smolinski, biology undergraduate student from Idaho Falls working with Sharlene Jolley (Chemistry) and Catherine Black presented her research "Neutron Radiography and X-ray Analysis of Siliceous Marine Sponges: Pseudaxinella lunaecharta" as a poster at the ISU Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 12, as a poster at the American Chemical Society annual awards banquet in Idaho Falls on April 19, and as a presentation at the Idaho Academy of Science & Engineering Symposium in Boise on April 21. This research was also featured in a recent INL newsletter for the Materials & Fuels Complex.

The following people from our department received awards at the annual ASISU-Idaho Falls Awards Banquet on April 20.

Catherine Black - Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
Barbara Frank - Outstanding Club Advisor
Future Healthcare Professionals of America Club (advised by Barbara Frank) - Outstanding Community Service Award
Allie Lords, undergraduate biology student - Outstanding ASISU Club Member of the Year
Katlyn Gonzalez, undergraduate biology student - Student Life & Leadership Award
Jorge Rosales, undergraduate biology student - Student Life & Leadership Award

Jorge Rosales (undergraduate biology student) was also recently elected president of the Portneuf Student Unit of the American Fisheries Society.

The Department of Biological Sciences 38th Annual Reception honoring the graduating classes of Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 was held on Friday, May 4, 2018. Congratulations to all the graduates! Jade Ortiz was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student; Janet Braun was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate TA; and Rachel Brinkley and Catilin Vitale-Sullivan were recognized as the Outstanding Students.

Sarah Stalder, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her defense seminar, "A murky
problem, a clear opportunity: Reach-scale metabolism reveals longitudinal heterogeneity in a semi-arid
agricultural stream in SE Idaho," Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

April 22, 2018


Department News

Casetin Lybbert, undergraduate student with Dr. Jason Pilarski, received the 2018 Outstanding Student Award. He is 1 of 12 graduating seniors receiving this award. Students receiving these prestigious awards exhibit a readiness to graduate, high academic achievement, above-average dedication to academic and professional goals and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered. Congratulations Casetin!

Congratulations to Taylor Goodnoe, who recently had the third peer-reviewed publication from her 2016 MS Thesis accepted for publication. Taylor's research was supported by the Career Path Internship program at ISU and by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Heaton Oakes, who was selected as the CPI Intern of Month of April 2018! Heaton has been interning with Dr. Mark Austin's lab since January 2018. Under the supervision of Verona Nicolae, Heaton has been able to gain valuable knowledge relating to experimental design and data compilation, focusing on biomedical research using zebrafish as an animal model. For more information about Heaton's work and accomplishments, please go to the CPI webpage and click on the Interns of the Month link.

Congratulations to Sacha Johnson, Instructional Technologist, who received an ISU Cares Spot Award for February/March 2018. She has been employed at ISU for 10 years and is always willing to step up and help out where help is needed.

Publications

Taylor T. Goodnoe and Jeffrey P. Hill. (2018) Plasticity of Female Reproductive Resource Allocation Depends on the Presence or Absence of Prior Environmental Sex Determination in Ceratopteris richardii. Ecology and Evolution (In Press).

Upcoming Events

The Department of Biological Sciences 38th Annual Reception honoring the graduating classes of Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 will be Friday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in the Gale Life Science Building Foyer. Group picture at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Seminars

Katherine Roberts, MS graduate student with Dr. Jeff Hill, will present her proposal seminar, “Envisioning Local Winter Plant Food Production through Resilient Designs,” Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Becca Harris, MS graduate student with Dr. Curt Anderson, will present her proposal seminar, “Neuroanatomy of Individual Finger Control in Frogs,” Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Tyson Hallbert, PhD graduate student with Dr. Ernest Keeley, will present his proposal seminar, “Interactions between food and space in predicting habitat suitability for stream-dwelling salmonids,” Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Sarah Stalder, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her defense seminar Thursday,
May 10, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

ISU Academic Calendar

April 23-27 Closed week
April 30 - May 4 FINAL Examinations
May 4 Seniors: Last day to file application for August graduation
May 5 Commencement (December, May, and August graduates)
May 8 Late 8-week and full semester course grading closes at 5:00 pm

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, April 21. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, April 23 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, April 24 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

April 8, 2018


Department News

Dr. Ernest Keeley, Biological Sciences, is one of five Idaho State University faculty members who have
been chosen to receive the 2018 Outstanding Service Awards. One will be chosen for the 2018
Distinguished Service.

Dr. Jason Pilarksi, Biological Sciences, is one of five Idaho State University faculty members who have
been chosen to receive the 2018 Outstanding Master Teacher Awards. One will be selected for the ISU
Distinguished Teacher.

Seminars

Adam Eckersell, MS graduate student with Dr. Antonio Castro, will present his proposal seminar, “Rethinking Conservation in River Systems,” Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Ryan Whitworth, MS graduate student with Dr. Ernest Keeley, will present his proposal seminar, “Exploring the mechanisms by which invasive Brook Trout displace native Cutthroat Trout,” Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Charles Peterson, ISU Biological Sciences, will present a seminar, “Using Crowdsourced and Citizen Science Data for Conserving Amphibians and Reptiles in Idaho,” Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dan Giltz, MS graduate student with Dr. Charles Peterson, will present his proposal seminar, “Modeling the Densities of Crowdsourced Observations of Idaho Amphibians and Reptiles to Inform Management Decisions,” Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Kayla Glossner, MS graduate student with Dr. Kathleen Lohse, will present her proposal seminar, “Confronting Uncertainty in Global Carbon Budgeting: Coupling Particulate Organic Carbon to a long-term Suspended Sediment Record,” Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Katherine Roberts, MS graduate student with Dr. Jeff Hill, will present her proposal seminar Thursday,
April 26, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Becca Harris, MS graduate student with Dr. Curt Anderson, will present her proposal seminar, “Neuroanatomy of Individual Finger Control in Frogs,” Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Tyson Hallbert, PhD graduate student with Dr. Ernest Keeley, will present his proposal seminar, “Interactions between food and space in predicting habitat suitability for stream-dwelling salmonids,” Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Sarah Stalder, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her defense seminar Thursday,
May 10, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

ISU Academic Calendar

April 9 Class level registration begins for Fall 2018 (subject to change)
April 23 Late 8-week and full semester course grading opens
April 23-27 Closed week
April 30 - May 4 FINAL Examinations

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, April 7. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, April 9 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, April 10 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

March 25, 2018


Department News

Biology faculty and students who presented at the Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA:

Dr. James Groome presented the poster titled, “Characterization of a NaV1.4 Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Mutation in Domain I,” by the authors: James R. Groome, Landon Bayless-Edwards, Paula Arinze, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Karin Jurkat-Rott.

Landon Bayless-Edwards presented the poster titled, “Investigating a Domain I Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Mutation in hNaV1.4: A Computational Approach,” by the authors: Landon J. Bayless-Edwards, James R. Groome, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Vern Winston, Karin Jurkat-Rott.

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduate Research Symposium Award Recipients!

Second Place in Three Minute Thesis Competition - Jessica Whitaker-Fornek (Biology, PhD), Casetin Lybbert & Jason Pilarski. “Role of central [H+] and CO2 in early rhythmic neural activity and breathing rhythms in the developing zebra finch brainstem”

Top Oral Presentation in Biological & Natural Sciences - Carolyn Macek (Biology, MS). “Nutrient Dynamics in Constructed Stormwater Wetlands in Semiarid Climates”

Top Oral Presentation in Engineering, Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Landon Bayless-Edwards (Biology, PhD), James Groome, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Vern Winston & Karin Jurkat-Rott. “Investigating hypokalemic periodic paralysis mutations in hNaV1.4: a mathematical approach”

Top Poster in Biological & Natural Sciences - Kayla Glossner (Biology, MS). “Characterizing the role of hydrologic fluctuation on suspended sediment and particulate organic carbon export in a semi-arid catchment, Reynolds Creek, Idaho”

Others who presented:

Kshitij Shrestha presented a three-minute thesis titled, “Screening of knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations in voltage gated sodium channel of mosquitos found in Bannock County, ID,” with authors: Shrestha, Kshitij and Groome, James R.

Seminars

Dr. Yaqi You, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Nevada Reno (Visiting Assistant Professor Candidate), will present a seminar Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Maitreyee Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University (Visiting Assistant Professor Candidate), will present a seminar, “Tracking antibiotic resistance and bacterial sources of surface water contamination in Texas and beyond,” Thursday March 29, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Tony Iwane, iNaturalist, will present a seminar Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Arin Esterbrook, MS graduate student with Dr. Peter Sheridan, will present her defense seminar, “Isolation and Characterization of Lytic Bacteriophage from Bovine Feces Effective Against Salmonella enterica,” Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Lecture Center 15/17 at 2 p.m.

Kayla Pavlick, MS graduate student with Dr. Michael Thomas, will present her proposal seminar, “Employing Cockroaches as Biological Detection Units: A Behavioral Approach,” Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Aylin Rodan, University of Utah School of Medicine, will present a seminar, “Ion Transport Regulation in Renal Epithelia: From Flies to Humans,” Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Janet Braun, MS graduate student with Dr. Peter Sheridan and Dr. Michael Thomas, will present her defense seminar, “Comparison of Bacterial Phylogenetic Diversity in Rat Fecal Pellets and Cecum & Probiotic and Antioxidant Treatment Effects on Bacterial Community Composition,” Friday, April 6, 2018, in Lecture Center 15/17 at 8:30 a.m.

Dainee Gibson, MS graduate student with Dr. Antonio Castro, will present her defense seminar, “Characterizing and prioritizing land trust conservation easements through a social-ecological systems framework,” Friday, April 6, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Adam Eckersell, MS graduate student with Dr. Antonio Castro, will present his proposal seminar, “Rethinking Conservation in River Systems,” Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Ryan Whitworth, MS graduate student with Dr. Ernest Keeley, will present his proposal seminar, “Exploring the mechanisms by which invasive Brook Trout displace native Cutthroat Trout,” Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Charles Peterson, ISU Biological Sciences, will present a seminar, “Using Crowdsourced and Citizen Science Data for Conserving Amphibians and Reptiles in Idaho,” Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dan Giltz, MS graduate student with Dr. Charles Peterson, will present his proposal seminar, “Modeling the Densities of Crowdsourced Observations of Idaho Amphibians and Reptiles to Inform Management Decisions,” Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Kayla Glossner, MS graduate student with Dr. Kathleen Lohse, will present her proposal seminar, “Confronting Uncertainty in Global Carbon Budgeting: Coupling Particulate Organic Carbon to a long-term Suspended Sediment Record,” Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Becca Harris, MS graduate student with Dr. Curt Anderson, will present her proposal seminar, “Neuroanatomy of Individual Finger Control in Frogs,” Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Tyson Hallbert, PhD graduate student with Dr. Ernest Keeley, will present his proposal seminar Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

ISU Academic Calendar

March 26
Fall 2018 Class Schedule viewable online (subject to change)
April 6
Last day to WITHDRAW from late 8-week courses
April 4-7
Fall 2018 Early Registration Event - First time, Incoming Freshman
April 9 Class level registration begins for Fall 2018 (subject to change)
April 23 Late 8-week and full semester course grading opens
April 23-27 Closed week
April 30 - May 4 FINAL Examinations

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, March 24. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, March 26 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, March 27 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

March 11, 2018


Department News

Congratulations to Caitlin Vitale-Sullivan, who won the Best Undergraduate Poster prize in “Sustainability Education / Engagement” at the 9th Annual Sustainability Summit, February 28 - March 1, 2018, at Weber State University. She presented on aspects of her Senior Thesis STEAM project on winter leaf gardens for fourth and fifth graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Pocatello. Her work is funded by the Idaho State Board of Education.

A group of Biology undergraduate and graduate students presented their research at this year's annual meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, February 28 - March 2, 2018, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Oral Presentations:

Kendra Eaton (graduate student), Janet Loxterman, and Ernest Keeley. Connections and Containers: Using Genetic Data to Understand How Watershed Evolution and Human Activities Influence Cutthroat Trout Biogeography

Cody J. Feldman (graduate student), Charles R. Peterson, and Ernest R. Keeley. Predicting the Distribution of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Snake River Using Spatial Stream Network Analysis

Tyson Hallbert (graduate student) and Ernest Keeley. Effects of Instream Complexity on Habitat Suitability for Stream-Dwelling Cutthroat Trout Populations

Hope Owens (graduate student) and Ernest Keeley. Mapping the Foodscape for Drift-Feeding Salmonids Identifies Spatial and Temporal Scales of Resource Exploitation

James Paris (graduate student), Colden Baxter, Hunter Osborne, and Zachary Wadsworth. Impact of Lost Floods on Fish and Food Webs in a Regulated River Floodplain

Poster Presentations:

Rachel Brinkley (undergraduate student), James Paris, and Colden Baxter. Population Demographics, Diets, and Distribution of Salmonids in a Groundwater-Fed Spring Brook

Adam Eckersell (graduate student), Antonio Castro, Colden Baxter, and Loni Nelson. Ecological and Sociocultural Foundations of Relational Values Found In River Systems

Loni Nelson (undergraduate student), Adam Eckersell, and Antonio Castro. Salmonflies: The Hidden Key to Family Cohesion

Zane Stephenson (undergraduate student), Tyson Hallbert and Ernest Keeley. Does Temporal Variability In Stream Flow And Temperature Influence The Growth Of Cutthroat Trout In Headwater Streams? Winner of Best Student Poster Presentation

Seminars

Dayne Lubenow, MS graduate student with Dr. Keith Reinhardt, will present his proposal seminar, “Quantifying the sensitivity of forest productivity to annual variation in snowpack in the Northern Rocky Mountains,” Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Alyssa Millard, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her proposal seminar, “Defining Social and Ecological Measures of Stream Restoration Success,” Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Chun-Kai Yang, Postdoctoral Associate, School of Medicine, Indiana University (Visiting Assistant Professor Candidate), will present a seminar, “How peptidoglycan recognition proteins kill bacteria but are not prone to resistance,” Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Yaqi You, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Nevada Reno (Visiting Assistant Professor Candidate), will present a seminar Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Maitreyee Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University (Visiting Assistant Professor Candidate), will present a seminar, “Tracking antibiotic resistance and bacterial sources of surface water contamination in Texas and beyond,” Thursday March 29, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Tony Iwane, iNaturalist, will present a seminar Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

ISU Academic Calendar

March 16
Last day to WITHDRAW from full semester courses
March 19-23
Spring Break (no classes)
March 26
Fall 2018 Class Schedule viewable online (subject to change)

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, March 10. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, March 12 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, March 13 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

February 25, 2018


Seminars

Jennifer Parrot will present a Hazardous Waste Training Seminar on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Ayokunle Hodonu, DA graduate student with Dr. Jack Rose, will present his defense seminar, “Novel Interactions between Estradiol, Progesterone and Insulin Regulate Uterine Glycogen Metabolism in the American Mink (Neovison vison),” Wednesday March 7, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Patrick Harrison, MS graduate student with Dr. Timothy Magnuson, will present his proposal seminar Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dayne Lubenow, MS graduate student with Dr. Keith Reinhardt, will present his proposal seminar, “Forest productivity response to annual variations in Rocky Mountain snowpack,” Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Alyssa Millard, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her proposal seminar, “Defining Social and Ecological Measures of Stream Restoration Success,” Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Charles Peterson, ISU Biological Sciences, will present a seminar Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Tyson Hallbert, PhD graduate student with Dr. Ernest Keeley, will present his proposal seminar Thursday March 29, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Tony Iwane, iNaturalist, will present a seminar Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

ISU Academic Calendar

Feb 26 - Mar 2
Mid-term week
March 2 Seniors: Last day to file application for May graduation
March 5
Late 8-week courses begin
March 6
Early 8-week course grading closes at 5 p.m.
March 9
Last day to add/drop late 8-week courses
March 16
Last day to WITHDRAW from full semester courses
March 19-23
Spring Break (no classes)
March 26
Fall 2018 Class Schedule viewable online (subject to change)

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, February 24. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, February 26 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, February 27 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

February 11, 2018


Publications

Smith BA*, Mottishaw CR*, Hendricks AJ*, Mitchell J*, Becker S*, Ropski PS*, Park B*, Finkbeiner-
Caufield** M, Garay-Nontol B*, Holman RW, Rodnick KJ. Potential roles of inorganic phosphate on the progression of initially bound glucopyranose toward the nonenzymatic glycation of human hemoglobin: Mechanistic diversity and impacts on site selectivity. Cogent Biology 4(1) Article 1425196, 24 Jan 2018. (This paper involved 8 undergraduate co-authors* and 1 graduate student co-author**. Ms. Ropski, Finkbeiner-Caufield, and Garay-Nontol are currently enrolled in different medical schools and Ms. Mottishaw and Hendricks were Idaho INBRE fellows during the summer of 2017.)

Seminars

Mary Meyerpeter, MS graduate student with Dr. David Delehanty, will present her proposal seminar, “Brood Translocation as a Population Rescue Method for Greater Sage-Grouse,” Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Ellen Wohl will present a seminar, “Beyond the Neutral Pipe Hypothesis: Rivers and the Global Carbon Cycle,” Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Jade Ortiz, PhD graduate student with Dr. Colden Baxter, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, February 22, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Charles Peterson will present a seminar Thursday, February 22, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Jennifer Parrot will present a Hazardous Waste Training Seminar on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

ISU Academic Calendar

February 19
Presidents' Day holiday (no classes)
February 19 Early 8-week course grading opens
Feb 26 - Mar 2
Mid-term week

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, February 10. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, February 12 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, February 13 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

January 28, 2018


Department News

Landon Bayless-Edwards, PhD graduate student with Dr. James Groome, received a Travel Grant Award from the Biophysical Society to present her research at the national meetings in San Francisco, California, on February 21, 2018.

Seminars

Dr. Ted Graber, University of Texas Medical Branch (Physiologist Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Functional Decline with Aging: Preclinical Models for Mechanisms and Solutions,” Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Jeff Trimarchi, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University (Cell Biologist Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Single cell analysis of the development and diversification of retinal neurons,” Thursday, February 1, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Brad Winters, Department of Neuroscience and Center for Learning and Memory, The University of Texas at Austin (Physiologist Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Dendritic integration and inhibitory synaptic plasticity in sound localization circuits,” Monday, February 5, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 1 p.m.

Dr. Kinta Serve, Department of Natural Sciences, Mars Hill University (Cell Biologist Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Examining Cellular and Immunological Contributions to Pleural Fibrosis,” Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Reza Zadegan, Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University (Cell Biologist Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Mastering at Nanoscale: Where Nanotechnology Meets Biology,” Thursday, February 8, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Devaleena Pradhan, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles (Physiologist Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Tissue androgen signaling regulates life history transitions in birds and fish,” Thursday, February 8, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

ISU Academic Calendar

February 5 Summer registration begins for ALL class levels (subject to change)
February 9 Last day to WITHDRAW from early 8-week courses
February 19
Presidents' Day holiday (no classes)
February 19 Early 8-week course grading opens
Feb 26 - Mar 2
Mid-term week

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, February 10. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, February 12 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, February 13 when time cards are due to Payroll.

 

January 14, 2018


Department News

Congratulations to Rebecca Hale (ISU Biology Assistant Research Professor) and Bray Beltran on the newest addition to their family, a baby girl born in December!

Sharee Anderson, former ISU Biology graduate student of Dr. Trent Stephens, is the vice president of Instruction and Student Affairs at the College of Eastern Idaho. Sharee received her Doctor of Arts degree in 2009.

Arthur Talaro, former ISU Biology graduate student of Dr. Rufus Lyman, passed away July 23, 2017. He graduated with a Master of Natural Science degree in Zoology. His thesis was entitled, “The Serum Proteins of the Chinchilla: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis by Cellulose Acetate Electrophoresis.” Art was a professor in the Life Sciences Department at Pasadena City College from 1972-1995 before his retirement. Our condolences to his family.

Seminars

Dr. Bob Hall, University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station, will present a seminar Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Ellen Wohl will present a seminar Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Upcoming Events

There will be a fishing derby on January 27, 2018, at Sportsman’s Park on the west side of American Falls Reservoir which features a $500 1st place prize for the largest trout and a $100 1st place prize for perch. The derby runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Portneuf Unit of American Fisheries Society, a student organization at ISU. There is a $35 per person entry fee. You can register online or call (208) 282-2139.

ISU Academic Calendar

January 8 Spring classes begin
January 12 Last day to add/drop early 8-week courses
January 15
Martin Luther King Jr/Idaho Human Rights holiday (no classes)
January 22 Last day to register, add/drop, change section, or audit full semester courses
January 22 Last day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Office of the Registrar to declare Idaho residency

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, January 27. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, January 29 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, January 30 when time cards are due to Payroll.

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