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Department of Biology

Daphnia.

IU Biology faculty work on many organisms, including model organisms such as Daphnia pulex.

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • Evie Rynkiewicz (recent doctoral student), Chris Hemmerich and Douglas Rusch (Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics), and Professors Clay Fuqua and Keith Clay investigated the bacterial community composition of ticks and their shared rodent host to quantify bacterial diversity and concordance. Their results appear in Molecular Ecology. [ abstract ]
  • IU Biology students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, and College Dissertation Completion Fellowship. [ list of recipients ]
  • Honey bees may be one example of an animal microbiome where mom does not know best and bacterial transmission is social, not maternal, according to Assistant Professor Irene Garcia Newton and colleagues in their "Characterization of the honey bee microbiome throughout the queen-rearing process" paper published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Listen to the Indiana Public Media "Earth Eats" interview of Newton about her research. [ IU news release | Indiana Public Media | abstract ]
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