Join us for the first annual Biology Graduate Research Day
Cody Dey from the Quinn lab will be interviewed on CBC radio (Quirks and Quarks) this week. Listen to Cody explain how shrinkage (of frontal shields) helps minimize aggression in social groups of pukeko. Pukeko live in… Read More
Blessing Bassey awarded Faculty for the Future fellowship
When McMaster student Blessing Bassey speaks of her dreams for the future, "giving back" to the people of her native Nigeria is a priority for the PhD candidate.
For now, Bassey spends her days in… Read More
What to do with the excess bamboo?
That’s the question Arthur Yeas, technician at McMaster’s Biology Greenhouse, faces about three times a year. That’s how often Yeas has to cut back his collection of golden bamboo,
On the highest mountains and volcanos of Central America, songs of Neotropical singing mice (Scotinomys) pierce the cloud-cloaked forest. Males use these elaborate, high-pitched vocalizations to attract mates and repel rivals. In Costa Rica and Panama,… Read More
From left to right, George diCenzo: Best Publication – Microbiology and Plant Biology; Jessica Vanderploeg: Best TA; Sangeena Salman: Significant Recognition for Research Work; Nicole… Read More
Ms. Havir Hans, an honours undergraduate from Professor Dave Rollo’s laboratory won the “University Prize For Special Achievement” for 2013., Havir showed a very high degree of responsibility, organization and real innovation in the planning… Read More
Three faculty members in the Department of Biology have published a novel explanation for the origin of menopause, which might change the way some scientists describe how our species evolved! Their work was published June 14 in… Read More
A team of researchers has made a significant discovery which may have a dramatic impact on children stricken with Tay-Sachs disease, a degenerative and fatal neurological condition that often strikes in the early months of life.
Available drugs may dramatically ease a child’s suffering,… Read More
A McMaster researcher has debunked a killer mushroom myth.
After several years of field research, biology professor Jianping Xu has discovered that a wild mushroom was not at the root of hundreds of unexplained deaths in a remote region… Read More
Birds with bigger badges rule the roost
A New Zealand bird that conspicuously displays its status on the top of its head can provide valuable insight into the social conventions of all creatures, including humans, scientists have found.
Research led by McMaster’s Cody… Read More