Doug presented a talk on scorpion sensory biology at the Pioneer Woman Museum’s Pioneer School in Ponca City on June 18th.
Former undergraduate Honors student in the lab, Jay Vinnedge, was recently chosen as a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. This is a national award honoring individuals whom “…show strength in character, academic excellence and incredible potential…”. Click on the following link to hear about his story!
Megan Mont, undergraduate in our laboratory, was recently chosen as the Banner carrier for the Biology Department during the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation. This is in recognition of her outstanding academic career and holds the distinction as Biology’s most outstanding graduate this semester. Congrats to Megan!
Jacob Mitchell, former undergraduate honors student in our lab, was recently awarded the Vad Foundation Honors Thesis Award. The annual award recognizes excellence in honors coursework. Congratulations Jacob. Jacob is currently a graduate student in the Neuroscience program at the University of Texas in Austin.
Dr. Gaffin was invited to talk at the annual TEDxOU event on campus in February. He talked about the lab’s work on the navigation by scene familiarity hypothesis and its use in enhancing human endeavors. Click on the title above and follow the link in the news post to view the whole presentation.
Kendall Hughes was recently awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunity grant of $1000 to conduct brain electrophysiology in scorpions. She will use this to complete her Honors thesis. Go Kendall!
A scorpion from the Mexico state of Chiapis was recently characterized and was classified as a new species within the Tityus genus, having a close relationship with living members of the neotropic Tityus genus. The paper not only constructs a phylogenic relationship with other scorpions, but provides some nice photos and drawings […]
Researchers from the UK have recently presented research at the Association of Psychological Research meeting where they analyzed the brain of ants and recreated the navigation abilities of desert ants in a robot by using an omni-directional camera.