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Jim Atkinson: Professor and Artist
Jim Atkinson: Professor and Artist

Dr. Jim Atkinson has a long history working with invertebrates: as a researcher, teacher, and artist. The convergence of Jim’s research, teaching, and art first blossomed during his tenure at Michigan State University. 

Jim will be hosting an open studio to the public on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at his new studio location: 4553 Cole Rd, Clyde Township; St. Clair County, MI. “This open studio is, in part, an introduction to the local art community and a way of showing my colleagues and friends how and why I’m still ‘at it.’”

2016 Department Award Winners Announced
2016 Department Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the 2016 award winners: Steve Roels, Lily Johnson-Ulrich, Nikki Cavalieri, Kaycee Morra, Eli Strauss, Sean Williams, Taylor Schoen, Nicole Thompson, Casey Geisland, Meghan Bugaj, Ryan Grady, Michael Killewald, Matthew Welc, Lindsey Whitlock, and Ana Wodek.

Michael Kuczynski: Pursuing His Passions
Michael Kuczynski: Pursuing His Passions

As an undergraduate, Michael Kuczynski discovered his passion for research, specifically the field of behavior ecology. He joined the lab of Dr. Tom Getty as a doctoral student to study individual variation in sexual signaling and sexual selection in gray treefrogs. Michael discovered a second passion during his time at MSU: teaching. Consequently, he has accepted a position as a non-tenure track assistant professor at Truman State University where his primary responsibilities will include teaching introductory biology lectures and labs.

Rohan Maddamsetti: Harvard Bound
Rohan Maddamsetti: Harvard Bound

It has been an outstanding year for Rohan Maddamsetti: he recently earned his doctorate in Zoology from Michigan State University, he was first author on a paper that earned accolades for being one of the top three articles published in the journal Genetics in 2015, and this fall he will start a postdoc at the Harvard Medical School.

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