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October 25, 2007

Next biology department seminar on Nov. 2 to focus on beetles and budding yeast

The ULM Department of Biology will offer several more educational seminars during the fall 2007 semester; a Vanderbilt University double feature is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2 in Garrett Hall, Room 202 at 1 p.m.

Chris Brown, a Ph.D. candidate, will speak about the “Behavioral ecology of larval case-bearing beetles.”

Jennell Talley, another Ph.D. candidate, has a presentation entitled “Exploring protein interactions in the telomerase holozyme of budding yeast, S. cerevisae.”

Two additional seminars are scheduled in November. Lance Williams of the University of Texas at Tyler will speak about the “Impacts of landscape scale disturbance on headwater stream communities” Friday, Nov. 9. Matt Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Alabama – Birmingham, has a presentation entitled “Men, monkeys, and malaria: host specificity of Plasmodium parasites” Friday, Nov. 16.

For more information, contact Ricky Fiorillo at (318) 342-1797 or email at

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