BIOrhythms

a publication of the Washington University Biology Department for Undergraduate Majors

BIOrhythms November 2018

This issue features:

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Lambo
Major Spotlight: The Neuroscience Track of the Biology Major
Bio 500 Student Research Spotlight: Benjamin French on the Elgin Lab

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Faculty Spotlight: Mary Lambo

How does sensory processing lend itself to life as we know it? If our experiences materialize due to sensory transduction, do these processes inspire our entire perspective? These questions sparked Mary Lambo’s interest in neuroscience and eventually motivated her research in neural plasticity and sensory processing. As new teaching faculty at Wash U, Mary now guides students through fundamental neuroscience concepts and challenges them to discover their own motivating questions.

Mary spent most of her early years in the northeast region of the United States, moving around with her parents and eight brothers. The family eventually moved to Georgia where she completed her undergrad degree at Georgia Institute of Technology. She decided to move back to New England for grad school, where she felt the most at home. She completed her PhD at Brandeis University in Boston studying homeostatic plasticity mechanisms in Gina Turrigiano’s Lab. She loved Boston for its progressive culture and proximity to the mountains of New Hampshire, providing access to two of her favorite hobbies, rock climbing and hiking.  Read More...

 

BIOrhythms archive

  • November 2018

    This issue features new biology faculty member Dr. Mary Lambo, changes to the Neuroscience Track of the Biology Major, Bio 500 Research spotlight about Benjamin French in the Elgin Lab and the new Biology Commons.

  • September 2018

    This issue features new biology chair Joe Jez, the Biotech Explorers Pathway, Undergrad Research Symposium, Career Center events and more.

  • April 2018

    This issue features new biology faculty member Jonathan Losos, Bio 1811, MedPrep Global Scholars Program, Bunche Scholar Awards, Minority Association of Rising Scientists, and Career Center Events.

  • February 2018

    This issue features new biology faculty member Keith Hengen, Bio 3411: Research Spotlight on Molly Shallow’s work in the Hengen Lab, Career Center events, summer internship opportunities, the Public Health Major at Wash U and more.

  • November 2017

    This issue features new faculty member Dr. Rachel Penczykowski, Bio 4936: Seminars in Ecology and Evolution, the Bio 500 research of Odion Asikhia in the Strassmann/Queller Lab, Career Center events, and more.

  • September 2017

    This issue features information about Tyson Research Center, Bio 200/500: Independent Research with focus on the Blodgett Lab, new student group Wash U Women in STEM, Career Center events, and more.

  • April 2017

    This issue features information about Tyson Research Center, Bio 200/500: Independent Research with focus on the Blodgett Lab, new student group Wash U Women in STEM, Career Center events, and more.

  • February 2017

    This issue features information about Dr. Kate Hanes, Bio 4524: Structural Bioinformatics of Protein, Wash U Global Brigades Student Experience, Career Center events, WU Achieve, JCUBES, STLAURS and more.

  • November 2016

    This issue features information about Dr. Fahd Ahmad, Bio 2652 PEMRAP, Synapse and more.

  • September 2016

    This issue features information about Dr. Allan Larson, Bio 4183 Molecular Evolution, S.A.R.A.H. recruiting, student groups JCUBES and Synapse, Undergraduate Research Symposium and more.

  • April 2016

    This issue features information about Dr. Richard Vierstra, JCUBES meetings, upcoming events at the Career Center and various prizes and awards for biology graduates in the class of 2016.

  • February 2016

    This issue features information about Dr. Mitch Kundel, Bio 171: Neuroscience Futures 1, JCUBES meetings, upcoming events at the Career Center and various other undergraduate opportunities.

  • November 2015

    This issue features information about Dr. Maggie Schlarman, Bio 3493: Bacterial Bioprospecting and Biotechnology, Organization for Tropical Study opportunities, Student Clubs, and upcoming events at the Career Center.

  • September 2015

    This issue features information about new Assistant Professor Carlos Botero; Bio 373: Laboratory on the Evolution of Animal Behavior, Career Center events, Neuroscience Colloquium, PARC certificate requirements, Undergraduate Research Symposium and more.

  • More BIOrhythms Archive

    All issues of BIOrhythms dating back to September 2008

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