Oakland University Department of Biological Sciences

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Make your way over to Farmstand today!  Great veggies, flowers, eggs.  10 -2 between the Oakland Center and the Clock To...
07/25/2019

Make your way over to Farmstand today! Great veggies, flowers, eggs. 10 -2 between the Oakland Center and the Clock Tower. Come early, as we sometimes sell out!

We've been busy harvesting for you! See you at Farmstand THURS 10 -2 (or until sold out if before 2pm). We are located between Oakland Center and the Clock Tower.

Great veggies grown right here on campus at the Student Organic Farmđź‘Ś!  See you at the Thursday Farmstand!
07/14/2019

Great veggies grown right here on campus at the Student Organic Farmđź‘Ś! See you at the Thursday Farmstand!

IT'S FARMSTAND SEASON! Once again our wonderful farm crew and this summer's crop of Organic Farming students has transformed our little patch of bare ground into lush veggies in spite of the rough start with the weather. We are now ready to start our WEEKLY CAMPUS FARMSTAND!!!!!

WHEN? THURSDAYS 10am - 2pm

WHERE? by the Clock Tower and the East Entrance to the Oakland Center, Oakland University, 312 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester, MI 48309

We look forward to seeing you! (note- we can't take plastic, sorry.....checks or cash only)

Oakland University
05/11/2019
Oakland University

Oakland University

OU Alum Jacob Corll, whose research led to the discovery of a master gene that regulates the expression of other genes involved in the development of corn kernels, was recently recognized as the co-first author of a manuscript published in the scientific journal, The Plant Cell. #ThisIsOU

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Hosch, who was recognized for her outstanding Service to the university at today's Faculty ...
04/18/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Hosch, who was recognized for her outstanding Service to the university at today's Faculty Recognition Luncheon!

Ecological Problem Solving is a new inquiry-based lecture/lab course offering in W2020! Taught by Professor Tom Raffel, ...
04/16/2019

Ecological Problem Solving is a new inquiry-based lecture/lab course offering in W2020! Taught by Professor Tom Raffel, this course covers the Systems Biology, Lab, and 4000-level lecture requirements for Biology majors, and the core Ecology requirement for Environmental Science majors.

Oakland University
04/16/2019
Oakland University

Oakland University

Senior biology major Alex Johnston is part of a student research team whose goal is to prevent heart attack and stroke. Outside of the lab Alex is also striving to make a difference through the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk. #ThisIsOU

Biomedical Sciences Major at Oakland University
04/01/2019
Biomedical Sciences Major at Oakland University

Biomedical Sciences Major at Oakland University

Greetings!



On behalf of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, I invite you to apply for the St. Jude National Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held June 12-15, 2019 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



This competitive academic and professional development event allows undergraduate students from U.S. institutions to present their own work in addition to learning about the cutting-edge research and facilities at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The goals of the symposium are to feature research from top young scientists, to showcase St. Jude as a premier research institution, and to promote recruitment of top undergraduate and postbac students for the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.



Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently juniors, seniors, or postbac students interested in attending graduate school, but have not have committed elsewhere. Symposium-related expenses (airfare, transfers, lodging, meals, planned activities) for selected students will be covered by the Graduate School.



Included in your electronic application will be your CV, abstract, headshot, unofficial transcript, and research advisor statement of support (please have your mentor complete and upload the attached form – they will be prompted for the letter once you submit your application). Your application must be submitted here by Monday, April 15, 2019. Selected students will be notified of their acceptance at the end of April. Let me know if you have any questions about the application process.



As you prepare your application, I encourage you to contact us with any questions at [email protected]. Applications are due April 15!



Best regards,

~Racquel



J. Racquel Collins, MT(ASCP), MBA, PhD

Assistant Dean

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

262 Danny Thomas Blvd, MS1500

Memphis, Tennessee 38105

901-595-1504 (w) 901-216-1019 (c)

www.stjude.org/graduate-school

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Lake St Clair CISMA
04/01/2019

Lake St Clair CISMA

So you are familiar with Zebra Mussels, but do you know about invasive New Zealand Mud Snails? Join us April 4th at 5:00 pm for a FREE event at the Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center. We need your help to prevent these snails from entering our waters!

Great turnout today at the “Discover Careers in The Natural Sciences” event! Thank you to all our employers, student...
03/26/2019

Great turnout today at the “Discover Careers in The Natural Sciences” event! Thank you to all our employers, students and alumni for participating.

Six Rivers Land Conservancy and the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area are currently seeking a ...
03/15/2019
Job Postings — Six Rivers Land Conservancy

Six Rivers Land Conservancy and the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area are currently seeking a part-time Technician to do survey work and outreach to homeowners in Oakland County. Please see the attached job description and feel free to share with current or former students. Let me know if there is someone else I should contact to spread the word about this position.
https://www.sixriversrlc.org/job-postings

Student Organic Farmers at OU
03/13/2019

Student Organic Farmers at OU

Students! Planning your classes for summer, fall and winter? Here are some of the classes at the OU Campus Student Organic Farm - a great new learning experience! We have a NEW minor in Urban Agriculture. Also, did you know that our classes are also open to guest students from the community? Hope to see you at the farm! For more info: https://oakland.edu/biology/organic-farm/

Come on out tonight and learn all about invasive New Zealand mudsnails from local experts Emily Bovee and Kennedy Philli...
01/17/2019

Come on out tonight and learn all about invasive New Zealand mudsnails from local experts Emily Bovee and Kennedy Phillips.

https://www.oakland.edu/oumagazine/news/biology/2019/ou-sigma-xi-chapter-recognized-for-growth
01/16/2019
OU Sigma Xi chapter recognized for growth -2019 - Biology - News - OU Magazine - Oakland University

https://www.oakland.edu/oumagazine/news/biology/2019/ou-sigma-xi-chapter-recognized-for-growth

This is the OU Sigma Xi contingent who attended and presented at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and student research conference in San Francisco in October 2018. The group included 13 OU students (undergraduates and graduates) and two faculty members. Back row (left to right) Roshan Timilsina, Tyler Pa...

The Community Edge
01/11/2019
The Community Edge

The Community Edge

Oakland University's Biological Preserve is home to several kinds of animals. Oakland University Department of Biological Sciences. #ThisIsOU #WearTheBear #RochMedia

Oakland University
12/23/2018
Oakland University

Oakland University

Covering approximately 110 acres, the biological preserves on campus contain forests, meadows, streams and wetlands and are of great importance to OU because of their academic and environmental value. President Pescovitz recently toured the preserves. #ThisIsOU

From Alex Johnston: Down in Puerto Rico at the International Mammalian Genome Conference. Thanks to the world-class facu...
12/03/2018
Alexander J. Johnston on LinkedIn: "Down in Puerto Rico at the International Mammalian Genome Conference. Thanks to the world-class faculty, attendees, and organizers for making the conference such a great event. We are making great advances in...

From Alex Johnston:
Down in Puerto Rico at the International Mammalian Genome Conference. Thanks to the world-class faculty, attendees, and organizers for making the conference such a great event. We are making great advances in the field of mouse genetics, which has ultimately led to discovering innovative ways to treat human disease. I was fortunate enough to win the Outstanding Nomenclature Award on my poster, which would not have been possible without the help and mentorship of Dr. Amy Siebert-McKenzie and Dr. Randal Westrick. Dr. Siebert has been an instrumental part of the Westrick lab, and the platelet PAI-1 project. #scientists #genomics #genetics #mouse #nomenclature #mammalian #award

November 18, 2018: Alexander J. Johnston posted images on LinkedIn

Plantae
12/03/2018

Plantae

Plant Science Research and Internship Opportunities
Looking for an Internship? Browse 150+ undergraduate research opportunities for students on Plantae: https://plantae.org/careers/internships/

Click on the link below to register for a Dec. 4 (8:00 pm EST) webinar outlining research opportunities with Operation W...
11/29/2018
Operation Wallacea - Biodiversity Research Opportunities 2019 (OH, IL, MI)

Click on the link below to register for a Dec. 4 (8:00 pm EST) webinar outlining research opportunities with Operation Wallacea on a wide range of biodiversity projects covering rain forests, coral reefs, African bush and many other habitats in Indonesia, Honduras, Peru, South Africa, Mexico, Guyana, Madagascar, Romania, Croatia and Malaw!

You can also contact their office at [email protected].

Operation Wallacea offers opportunities for university students to gain hands-on field research experience in all aspects of conservation research. There are a wide range of projects covering rain forests, coral reefs, African bush and many other habitats in Indonesia, Honduras, Peru, South Africa,....

Oakland University
11/13/2018
Oakland University

Oakland University

Two Oakland University graduate students brought home awards during annual Student Research Conference in California. Students were judged based on the significance of their research, its goals and objectives, having a clearly stated hypothesis and their use of the scientific method and ability to answer questions. #ThisIsOU

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
10/30/2018

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

A cohort of Oakland University students just returned from the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in San Francisco, California (October 26-28). Congratulations especially to graduate students Tyler Parsons and Roshan Timilsina, who both won medals for their research.

Oakland University
10/29/2018
Oakland University

Oakland University

OU faculty members recognized for their outstanding research and initiative at the Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall. #ThisIsOU

10/16/2018
Oakland University

Oakland University

Jeremy Geist discovered that faculty mentors inspired his drive. They pushed him to keep looking for answers. Now he’s earning his Ph.D. and researching invasive species in Michigan rivers. His work is his passion, and this motivation is helping to protect the Great Lakes.

See where ambition can take you during our Graduate Open House tonight from 5 – 7 p.m. https://bit.ly/2yID7Zp #ThisIsOU

St. Jude is offering an exciting research opportunity for undergraduates interested in the biomedical sciences. See link...
10/02/2018
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

St. Jude is offering an exciting research opportunity for undergraduates interested in the biomedical sciences. See link for details.

The renowned St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program offers funded internships in laboratory or clinical research for some of the country’s top undergraduate, medical, and graduate students.

Read all about the Raffel Lab's recent outreach activity with Project Upward Bound, where students investigated the Biol...
07/18/2018
Project Upward Bound students explore sciences at OU under auspices of NSF grant - 2018 - CAS - News - OU Magazine - Oakland University

Read all about the Raffel Lab's recent outreach activity with Project Upward Bound, where students investigated the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics of animal metabolic responses to temperature!

Students from Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a multi-faceted college preparatory enrichment program, learned about biology, chemistry and physics on July 11 during a series of hands-on experiments in Hannah Hall.

Oakland University
06/27/2018
Oakland University

Oakland University

Biology professor, Scott Tiegs, Ph.D., urges Michiganders to keep an eye out for the New Zealand mud snail this summer. “Michigan is the source of 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, so we need to take good care of this,” says Dr. Tiegs. #ThisIsOU

Check out the offerings at the Campus Student Organic Farm...
05/08/2018

Check out the offerings at the Campus Student Organic Farm...

ENJOY A HALF-BUSHEL OF CAMPUS GROWN ORGANIC VEGGIES EVERY WEEK!
Our FARM SHARE program for 2018 is taking subscriptions for a limited number of veggie and flower shares for yourself, your family and friends. Your support pays for our wonderful student crew who work tirelessly for you! This year’s crop plan includes more than 35 kinds of vegetables, with multiple varieties of most of them (i.e. 18 varieties of tomatoes, 10 varieties of peppers, 7 varieties of potatoes, and 9 varieties of beans!). We even have three of our very own “OU farm varieties” which we are starting from our seed-saving program. In addition, we have more than 30 varieties of flowers for our cut flower bouquets.
Our Full Season (20 week) Shares are sold out for this year but we have openings for the 8-week EARLY SEASON and LATE SEASON Veggie Farm Share members, as well as FLOWER SHARES.
• Early Summer Share: ( early June through early August) $160
• Late Summer Share: (August and September, excluding Labor Day weekend), $175
• Flower Share: (late July or August- September, 8 weeks), $60
Sign up at the main desk of the Rec Center.
Pick-up: Farm shares may be picked up from the Campus Student Organic Farm at Adams/Butler or at a campus location on MONDAYS between 4 and -6pm. Summer campus pick up is at the Recreation Center, Fall pick-up will be from Dodge Hall.
• NOTE: if you organize a group of 4 or more share-members from one academic building or complex, we may be able to deliver the shares to that building, so form a “veggie group” in your work area! We are all about customer satisfaction!
Questions? Contact the Student Organic Farm ([email protected]) for more information.

Students----looking for a tasty Bio lab???
03/26/2018

Students----looking for a tasty Bio lab???

Our winter Organic Farming lab students are having a tasty experience while learning to grow micro greens! 🌱

Student Organic Farmers at OU
03/21/2018

Student Organic Farmers at OU

Spring is in the air! Mark your calendar for Thursday noon on March 29th and Monday April 2nd! We'll be offering our Farm Share program again this year, with registration starting on April 2nd at the Campus Recreation Center.....more info coming soon. Find out more about our farmstand and Farm Share plans for this year and about other local opportunities for fresh produce at our Lunch ' n Learn Thursday 3/29 noon at the Campus Recreation Center. We will also be sharing information about the Farm Shares at March 28 at a "Taste the Rainbow" cooking demonstration at the Human Health Building Rm 2045 from 12:10-12:50 p.m. on 3/28. (pre-register: https://www.oakland.edu/recwell/well-being/employee-well-being/)

Drs Jamieson and the Student Organic Farm have a great event organized to support pollinator conservation!  Purchase tic...
02/15/2018
Events

Drs Jamieson and the Student Organic Farm have a great event organized to support pollinator conservation! Purchase tickets by end of day today to help support the event, meet people interested in pollinator conservation, see and bid on great nature art and OU farmshares, and enjoy good food ! see more and purchase tickets at https://beediversity.info/events!

Plan to attend the upcoming presentation in the OU/Beaumont seminar series. It is a great opportunity to hear about the ...
02/14/2018

Plan to attend the upcoming presentation in the OU/Beaumont seminar series. It is a great opportunity to hear about the research being performed at OU/Beaumont!

Come celebrate a night of art and science to benefit local pollinator conservation efforts, hosted by the Oakland Univer...
02/12/2018
Events

Come celebrate a night of art and science to benefit local pollinator conservation efforts, hosted by the Oakland University Student Farm and Six Rivers Land Conservancy. Join us for dinner at The Meeting House in downtown Rochester on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:30-8pm. Full event details and tickets are available here: https://beediversity.info/events

Tickets must by purchased by Feb 16th at 12 pm (limited tickets available).

A limited number of tickets are available to this event, which will include an evening of art, science, and community engagement hosted by the Oakland University Student Farm and Six Rivers Land Co…

Internship opportunities at the Six Rivers Land Conservancy.
02/02/2018
Job Postings

Internship opportunities at the Six Rivers Land Conservancy.

Unmanned Camera at Dawn - Dianna Pratt

02/01/2018
Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures

The Ecology Club is having a Full Moon Owl Hike at 7:45 PM this Friday, February 2nd starting at 7:45 PM at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Dr., Shelby Township. The weather looks like it will be a bit chilly, so dress prepared. There will be a representative coming by to pass out merchandise for the movie, Annihilation; the trailer is attached below. It comes out February 23rd and the premise concerns an environmental disaster zone that is to be explored by biologists. We hope to see you there!

Watch the official trailer for #Annihilation starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. I...

Oakland University
01/19/2018
Oakland University

Oakland University

A group of ten OU students spent part of their holiday break in Ecuador, immersed in sprawling ecosystems including grasslands, wetlands, cloud forests, rocky marine reefs and some of the last remaining tropical dry forests in South America. Explore all study abroad options at the Study Abroad Expo on January 30 or 31. #ThisIsOU #studyabroad

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