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Tayler Chicoine Wins Grant to Support Her Sustainable Agriculture Research
Tayler Chicoine Wins Grant to Support Her Sustainable Agriculture Research

Tayler Chicoine has always been passionate about improving the state of our agricultural system. In fall 2016 Tayler began her graduate research in the lab of Sarah Evans at MSU's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Tayler is exploring plant-microbial interactions and hoping to better understand how, through selecting for beneficial plant-microbial systems, we can naturally improve agricultural systems. To support her research interests, Tayler Chicoine has been awarded the C.S. Mott Predoctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture.

Mariah Meek Harnesses the Power of New Genomic Tools to Address a Real-World Conservation Problem
Mariah Meek Harnesses the Power of New Genomic Tools to Address a Real-World Conservation Problem

Mariah Meek, a new faculty member, has published new research in the journal, Ecology and Evolution. In this study, Mariah and her collaborators demonstrated the usefulness of genomic resources for identifying genetic markers that allow fast and accurate identification of the imperiled Chinook salmon in the Great Central Valley of California.

Michigan State University Seminar in Zoo and Aquarium Science Includes the Academy
Michigan State University Seminar in Zoo and Aquarium Science Includes the Academy

In spring 2016, we began a partnership with San Diego Zoo Global Academy to incorporate the Academy's Animal Care Fundamentals certification into IBIO 369: Introduction to Zoo and Aquarium Science, taught by Dr. Richard Snider. Integration of these modules into the university's course curriculum was so successful that Academy modules have also been incorporated into a section of IBIO 489: Seminar in Zoo and Aquarium Science in fall 2016. 

Clara Lepard Nominated for Prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Clara Lepard Nominated for Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Zoology major and Honors College senior, Clara Lepard, is one of six MSU students nominated for a prestigious graduate school scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship. The Marshall Scholarship provides support to approximately 40 of the most outstanding undergraduates in the country to study at any university in the United Kingdom.

Mariah Meek Joins IBIO
Mariah Meek Joins IBIO

We are pleased to announce that Mariah Meek has joined our department as a new faculty member! Meek is a geneticist, fisheries ecologist, and conservation biologist. She is particularly interested in the evolutionary and ecological processes that generate and maintain diversity within and among populations.