Emilie Jacobson, a senior biology major at Mount Mercy University, was recently named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, an award given to promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community.
The Waterloo-based R.J. McElroy Foundation has approved funding in support of two faculty-student research collaborations, one in biology and the other in psychology.
Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Ryan Bezy plans to partner with biology major David Stanek for project, Characterization of YedR, a Novel Cell Division Protein in Escherichia Coli.
Mount Mercy student Jeremy Cline and Assistant Professor of Biology Ryan Bezy are working with a University of Iowa research team to study bacterial cell division this summer. Bezy was selected as a fellow through the University of Iowa's program and Cline is serving as his student research assistant. The two are working closely with University of Iowa faculty host David Weiss, Ph.D., to carry out a genetic analysis to identify novel genes involved in Escherichia coli (E. coli) cell division.
Iowa Outdoors: The DNR’s Magazine of Conservation and Recreation recently featured Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., Mount Mercy University biology professor. The article profiled some of the work he and his students have done to monitor endangered yellow mud turtle populations at Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve in Muscatine.