April Wynn Awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) collaborative grant.

As the MWCF Herbarium Curator, Dr. April Wynn was awarded a NSF grant for a collaborative project entitled “Digitization PEN: Filling in knowledge gaps with key herbaria for understanding vascular plant diversity in the Atlantic coastal plain.” This collaborative grant was submitted along with The College of William and Mary and Old Dominion University herbaria to add 115,000 digitized and georeferenced plant specimens to the Southeast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC). SERNEC is a consortium of over 200 herbarium in the southeastern United States that provides over 4.5 million images and more than 150 years of botanical data online for open access. This grant awards UMW with $19,811 to finish the digitization, metadata transcription and specimen geo-referencing of the vascular plant collection. In collaboration with Dr. Wynn, students currently conduct various research projects and exhibits on specimens in the collection and work to repair, image, geo-reference … [Read more...]

Josephine Antwi

  Meet Josephine Antwi, Ph. D., Assistant Profesor of Biology.  Dr. Antwi is the newest member of the Biology Faculty.  She is an entomologist, and was hired as a replacement for Dr. Killian, who has retired. Dr. Antwi received her BS in Natural Resources Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.  She then immigrated to the US and received her MS in Biological Sciences from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, followed by her PhD in Entomology from Texas A&M University in College Station.  After receiving her PhD, Dr. Antwi did post-doctoral work at Oregon State University and Louisiana State University. Professor Antwi will be teaching Entomology. … [Read more...]

Give to Biology on Giving Day

An opportunity is coming up to change a biology student’s life! Mark your calendars for Mary Wash Giving Day on March 20. Private donations fund our academic scholarships, support our undergraduate research program, and help students participate in faculty-led field trips to the Galapagos Islands and Panama. Earmark your donation specifically for biology on March 20 to help us do even more for biology students! Email Andrew Dolby for further information. … [Read more...]

Biol 451 Seminar Topics, Fall 2018

Section 1: Will Walls Come Tumbling Down or Just Change Shape: Biological Impacts of Global Change Section 2: Biological Diversity – Counting What’s Lost, Losing What Counts Section 3: If It Makes No Sense, It’s Probably About Sex Section 4: CRISPR: Power and Controversy Section 5: Mechanisms of DNA Repair … [Read more...]