Monday, February 6, 2017


Beverly Andre presents her poster on sublethal stress
 in honey bees
Dr, Hranitz and Alan Belles
Faculty and students from the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences descended on New Orleans, LA in early January for the national meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).  Beverly Andre, a senior majoring in biology, pre-medical sciences, presented a poster during the cell and molecular physiology session on her research on "Sublethal stress associated with apiary treatments for Varroa Mites." Her coauthors Drs. Surmacz and Hranitz and collaborators from Ulag University in Turkey. Alan Belles presented the results of his thesis research on "Call characteristics of island and mainland Fowler's toads"  with his research advisor Dr. Hranitz and collaborators Drs. Huckans and Klinger. The meeting also offered an opportunity to catch up with BAHS alumnus Meghan Duell, currently completing her doctoral degree in Animal Behavior at Arizona State University. Meghan gave several presentations on her research on thermal characteristics and flight performance of bees.

Dr, Surmacz and alumna Meghan Duell