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Esch featured by the BBC

by March 28, 2011
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WFU News Service Gerald Esch read an excerpt from his book, “Parasites and Infectious Disease: Discovery by Serendipity, and Otherwise” for a program on BBC Radio. His 2007 book deals with the role of serendipity in discovery as it applies to parasitism and infectious disease. The segment on the weekly Read more »

Mutant green tomatoes

by October 6, 2010
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    TECHJOURNAL.ORG recently published and article entitled “Mutant green tomatoes show research is key to tougher crops” which focuses on the work of Biology professor Gloria Muday’s laboratory. Excerpt: As fat summer tomatoes dangle in profusion from vines in gardens and farms across the country, researchers at Wake Forest University Read more »

Proposals funded: Zeyl

by September 30, 2010
Clifford Zeyl (left), receives award for Excellence in Research

Clifford Zeyl, professor of biology, has received funding from the National Science Foundation for his proposal “Collaborative research: The genomics of adaptation in experimental yeast populations during short and long-term selection on invasive growth.”

Weigl: renaissance man of Biology

by September 5, 2010
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Renaissance man Pete Weigl of biology becomes the first in his department to retire in 20 years. An article recently published by David Fyten of the  Office of Creative Services highlights the career of Peter D. Weigl. As an ecologist, Weigl has conducted research at and taken student and travel Read more »

Nature’s ‘trick or treat’

by October 24, 2009
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Windows on Wake Forest published an article about PhD. candidate Aaron Corcoran and Professor William Conner entitled, “Nature’s Trick or Treat” In the ongoing evolutionary battle between bats and moths, a species of tiger moth plays a trick with sound to avoid becoming a bat’s tasty treat, according to new Read more »

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