Community Spotlights

What do we LOVE about Biology?

Alan Templeton

"I love this male and female collared lizard pair on Taum Sauk Mountain. I named this pair Romeo and Juliet because I almost always found them side-by-side, as in this picture."

Hammy Sorkin

"I love the fun collections of plants in the greenhouse, especially the succulents! I collected these Euphorbia coerulescens seeds and planted them on a whim. A couple of them germinated! This little baby is seven months old and already branching out."

Doug Chalker

"The ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena has SEVEN different mating-types and will mate with any of the other six. So many Valentines to choose from!"

Maggie Schlarman

"I love microbiology for many reasons, but I have started a hobby of creating bacterial art pieces for fun! This is one I made for Valentine's Day. Even bacteria love you too!"

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“Being a scientist is about finding out all of these little secrets that are in the natural world that you cannot see with your eyes. For example, one insect I worked on is a major crop pest that destroys fields of squash and watermelon. But it can’t survive without this tiny microbe inside of it. By just looking at it, you would never guess that was the case. To me, it is just fun to be privy to all of these little secrets and to discover new ones and to figure out how our world really works.”

―Justine GarciaPostdoctoral Research Associate

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