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Category: biology

Lyon College senior sea-zes the opportunity to study at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Like most students during summer break, Eli Kemp rushed from his hometown of Conway, AR to the coast; however, Kemp will be doing more than just splashing in the waves this summer. Kemp, a senior biology major, is completing marine biology classes through the University of West Alabama while studying at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). This isn’t his first time working at DISL either. Last summer Kemp completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) that opened the door for more... Read More
at Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Lyon students synthesize their way to first place at SCARF

Freshman Wyatt Treadway (Left) and senior Jake Smith won first place at SCARF. “Find something you love to do and latch onto it,” senior Jake Smith, biology and chemistry major, said. Smith and his freshman partner, Wyatt Treadway, presented “Simple Click Chemistry on Complex Rifamycin Core Leads to Novel Antimicrobials” at the Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF) in March. Their project not only led to a first-place win in the oral presentation... Read More
at Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Lyon junior receives Steve Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sam Cooke presents the Steve Wilson Memorial Scholarship to junior Sarah Kemp.   Lyon College junior Sarah Kemp has received the Steve Wilson Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers, Inc. The Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship benefits a full-time student pursuing a major or minor in biology, with preference given to students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.0 or higher and who participate in the... Read More
at Monday, January 24, 2022

Lyon student finds new home in campus lab

Sophomore Michael Uecker (left) and junior Hannah Wu have been researching axolotls in Lyon's biology lab this summer.   A Lyon student feels at home in the biology lab after his first undergraduate research experience. Sophomore Michael Uecker, of Brockwell, has been working with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Maryline Jones to research osmoregulation in Ambystoma mexicanum, also known as the Mexican axolotl. Uecker said osmoregulation is essentially the... Read More
at Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wu researches amphibians to understand human diseases

Junior Hannah Wu, of Cabot, is expanding her research experience in Lyon College’s lab this summer. She is working with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Maryline Jones to study Ambystoma mexicanum , a type of salamander known as the Mexican axolotl.  Wu and Jones are using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qpcr) and immunostaining to identify osmoregulatory proteins and the expression and location of those proteins in the aquatic salamanders. Osmoregulation is the... Read More
at Tuesday, July 7, 2020