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Nick Hristov featured by NPR

by September 10, 2012
Nickolay Hristov (PhD. 2008) uses technology to study the fascinating world of bats.

Nickolay Hristov, Professor with the UNC Center for Design Innovation and Wake Forest Biology Research Professor, does amazing research on bats. His work was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) weekly program Science Friday.  Nick received his PhD. from Wake Forest in 2008 and works closely with Professor William Conner’s Read more »

Fruit Fly research might change diabetes treatment

by August 14, 2012
Eric Johnson studies Drosophila in the lab

Dr. Eric Johnson’s research on Drosophila provides insight into human diabetes treatment. His laboratory’s findings were recently featured by the WFU News Service and the scientific journal Genetics. Complexity doesn’t stem from having different genes or special nerve cells. The basic biophysical, biochemical makeup is the same. The difference in Read more »

Aaron Corcoran featured by National Geographic

by June 15, 2012
Aaron Corcoran

Aaron Corcoran’s research on sonar jamming moths is featured in the new National Geographic Special “Untamed Americas”. The footage is featured in the episode on Deserts. It is airing Saturday, June 16, 9pm EST. Link to the show page: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/untamed-americas/ Mexican Free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) migrate up to 1,000 miles (1609 Read more »

Meet Miles Silman

by June 7, 2012
Miles Silman, Ran and Frank Bell Jr. Faculty Fellow

Biology Professor, Miles Silman is the Director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.  The WFU News Center recently posted a faculty profile on his exciting work and ongoing involvement in studying climate change, sustainability, tropical conservation, and the environment. As a conservation biologist, Miles Silman has been a Read more »

Conner receives NSF funding

by June 6, 2012
William E. Conner

Congratulations to William E. Conner, professor of Biology, whose proposal entitled “Acoustic Aposematism, Mimicry, and Sonar Jamming in the Bat-Moth Arms Race” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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