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In this project, DNA barcoding was used to identify species of fish purchased at grocery stores and fish markets to determine if the fish were correctly labelled. The Fall 2016 results can be viewed here.

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I write content for marketing pieces specific to the agricultural industry. But unlike traditional copywriting, understanding and interpreting science plays a huge role in my job.

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Mussels filter food out of the water with their gills. That makes them a great tool for testing water quality.

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What do gray wolves, elephants, and parrotfish have in common? They're all keystone species, which means they have an especially large impact on their habitat. (5:07 min.)

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This presentation reviews the processes and summarizes the results from the Fall 2016 Fish Market Survey Action Project.

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My M.Sc. research project was to create a device that allows us to insert foreign material (usually proteins and DNA) into any cell type and size, while keeping them alive.

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Most people know that dogs and wolves have a lot of the same genes.But did you know that Pekingese dogs are the most genetically similar to wolves of all dog breeds? Learn how artificial selection processes created the dog breeds we see today. (3:41 min.)

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I work on poop, specifically the multitudes of microbes that live inside poop. That doesn't sound very glamorous, but we now understand that these microbes have a fundamental role in our health and well-being; we have been very slow to realize this, and our current western lifestyle choices can be hostile to our microbes, in extreme cases causing disease.

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Bee venom can spread quickly through your body and attack your cells. Usually, the damage is minor and symptoms disappear within a few days. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, the reaction can be deadly.

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What you see is not always what you get! Sometimes this is caused by the physical structure of the eye while at other times it is your brain that is editing out (or adding) as it tries to make sense of the world. (2:54 min.)

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