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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series: Constanza Cortes

Enhanced skeletal muscle as a novel determinant of CNS aging and Alzheimer’s disease  Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (April 21) Dr. Constanza J. Cortes, Brain Aging Physiology Lab, University…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Julia TCW

Cholesterol and matrisome networks in Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (April 16) Dr. Julia TCW is an Instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…

How to request letters of recommendation

Requesting letters of recommendation I frequently write letters of recommendation for students I know well, e.g. those I have mentored in the laboratory or taught in several courses. …

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The power of (micro)green chemistry

Congratulations to our 2018-19 honors and research students, who explored the chemistry and potential health impacts of micro-greens.

Got Kelp?

Some early work on new substances from ocean seaweeds and terrestrial plants, and their potential to inhibit aggregation of amyloid peptides.  Congrats to the new graduates VT and…

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd: Support Conservation of Our Ocean Medicine Cabinet

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd.  Thanks to everyone who made our event possible, including Richard Vevers (CEO of The Ocean Agency and Zara-Louise Cowan (Marine Scientist at…

A report from the 8th Congress on Polyphenols & Health

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health in Quebec City, Canada.  This year more than 300 researchers met here to…

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Twenty-first century climate change and SAV in the Chesapeake Bay

What does the future hold for the Chesapeake Bay?  We attempted to address part of this question in our new article. Twenty-first century climate change and submerged aquatic…

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Ocean acidification weakens seagrass defenses

Photograph © David Liittschwager / National Geographic Stock. Chesapeake Bay, USA / Island of Vulcano, Italy.  The world’s oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and slow the pace of…

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Coastal acidification is like beer….

One of our goals is to communicate the difference between “ocean acidification”, a relatively steady drop in ocean pH caused by carbon dioxide absorption form the atmosphere, and…

Congratulations! Senior B&MB major awarded program honors.

Congratulations to Andrew McGowan ’16 who earned B&MB honors for his work on climate change impacts on antimicrobial metabolites in seagrasses.  Andrew’s work showed how natural changes in…

Even scientists need a hobby – help diagnose RustyBug’s problem

RustyBug has a bad day.   the sound of an suddenly unhappy bug.  sudden knocking and loss of power. IMG_2797 now without the fan belt.  runs a little stronger. …

New publication on seagrass responses to high CO2 / low pH conditions

We recently published an article in the journal PLoS ONE entitled “Impacts of Groundwater Discharge at Myora Springs (North Stradbroke Island, Australia) on the Phenolic Metabolism of Eelgrass,…

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Congratulations to our graduating students!

Under the Australian Sun! Congratulations to our three graduating lab members on completing their programs of study and submitting their undergraduate research, Impacts of groundwater discharge at Myora…

Ocean Acidification Report: West Coast Seagrass Studies

This summarizes some interesting, ongoing work on seagrasses and coastal carbon that is similar to what our group is doing in the Mid-Atlantic. Eric Swenson, Editor Brad Warren,…