CSUSM NewsCenter (Biology)

2017
July
19,
2017
“Cal State San Marcos is providing a center for learning and discovery in North San Diego County while strongly serving the region.” -- Dr. Casey Mueller Dr. Casey Mueller has been intrigued with animals since she was a little girl growing up o...
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April
20,
2017
Angelica Rocha has had a lifelong passion for science. As a young girl, while many of her peers were reading Teen Magazine, Rocha was immersed in the science section of periodicals such as Newsweek. “Imagine my excitement when I grew up to lear...
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March
14,
2017
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but a move to hydroseed a hillside ravaged by the 2,000-acre Cocos fire at the edge of Cal State San Marcos is changing the natural landscape and may lead to more fires in the future. That’s the conclusion f...
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March
14,
2017
Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, an acclaimed molecular biologist, executive and diversity advocate, presents “From the Mexican Revolution to Biological Revolutions: My Life in Science” on Thursday, March 30 at Cal State San Marcos. The event is part of ...
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January
05,
2017
Dr. Arun Sethuraman is using the power of bioinformatics to unlock the secrets of life. “My interest is in looking at how we can use the power that we now have with computers and computer programming to make sense of this huge of amount of biologi...
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2016
December
07,
2016
Jane Kim said there is a common misconception among some of her molecular biology students before they start doing research. Many consider the material in their textbook to be definitive and unchanging. “Sometimes they’ll think, ‘How can this n...
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November
07,
2016
Denise Garcia can remember a time when she had to work to get faculty to participate in an open house for the North San Diego County Bridges to the Future Program. But, as a recent open house showed, those days are long in the past. Nearly two ...
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October
06,
2016
Cal State San Marcos’ College of Science and Mathematics enjoyed great success with its first “STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village” event in March. It proved so successful, in fact, that it has become a biannual event. The second annual STEM I...
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September
27,
2016
Frontiers in Science (FIS), a scientist speaker series, kicks off its fall series on Sept. 29 with a session featuring three Cal State San Marcos undergrads who did summer research with faculty in physics, biology and chemistry. FIS seminars explo...
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July
20,
2016
John Eme is familiar with the misconceptions some people have about alligators and crocodiles. He had some himself. Eme, an adjunct faculty member in Cal State San Marcos’ biology department, has been researching alligators and crocodiles for a...
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February
29,
2016
In honor of International Women’s Day, on March 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. two female CSUSM professors, Drs. Amber Puha and Bianca Mothé, will walk into a bar—Wavelength Brewing Co. in Vista—to present topics related to their research. But Wavelengt...
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February
22,
2016
Bear Biologist and CSUSM Associate Professor Thomas Spady lent his scientific knowledge and understanding of issues facing black bears to the creation of a new children’s book series, Secrets of Bearhaven. The series, by author K.E. Rocha, and creati...
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2015
December
07,
2015
The brain is one of the most complex and magnificent organs in the human body. Neurosurgeons train for a minimum of 15 years—including four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school and seven years in a residency program—to garner th...
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November
02,
2015
The contrast of blackened soil and burnt shrubs adjacent to young, brightly green plants was striking as biology students hiked the south hillsides of campus where 18-months ago the Cocos Fires raged dangerously close to CSUSM, resulting in the evacu...
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September
10,
2015
Cal State San Marcos student veteran Maylin Caldwell was one of 23 awardees—one from each of the CSU campuses—recognized on September 8 by the CSU Board of Trustees and the CSU Foundation Board of Governors for demonstrating superior academic perform...
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September
02,
2015
Assistant Professor Badal Joshi is helping to mold the applied mathematics program at Cal State San Marcos. “I feel I can have a great impact on how the program evolves here,” said Joshi, who earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and taught at...
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2014
February
26,
2014
Researchers at Ohio University in collaboration with European colleagues have named a new group of red algae Sheathia after CSUSM professor Dr. Bob Sheath, an aquatic biologist and one of the preeminent experts on North American freshwater algae. The...
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