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Science of life meets ‘Essence’ of art

Science of life meets ‘Essence’ of art
Professor of Biology Christine Broussard explains to junior biology major Diana Gonzalez how “Limb Bud and Somites, 2003” is relevant to her classes Feb. 26 in the Carlson Gallery. The teal and purplish colors in Broussard’s image come from dyes that make it easier on the untrained eye to see the formation of a vertebrate limb beginning with a paddle. Broussard is one of nine University of La... 

LV biology students present at annual event

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Twelve students from the University of La Verne presented their own research at the Experimental Biology Con­ference April 26-30. The Experimental Biology Conference is an annual event held in San Diego where scientists from different science societies judge and present research. Over 14,000 professional scientists attended the event this year. The societies that participated... 

Contreras reaches out to students

Contreras reaches out to students
Following a post-doctoral assignment at the University of Arizona, Heidy Contreras has come to the University of La Verne as a new assistant professor of biology. Over the summer, Contreras was awarded an American Physiological Society Research Recognition Award from the Compar­ative and Evolutionary Physiology section of the APS. Contreras’ research focus is to better understand how organisms... 

FLEX students become biology teachers

During her Wednesday Biology 101 course, Assistant Professor of Biology Heidy Contreras explains sexual reproduction to freshmen in her FLEX program class. The class traveled to De Anza Middle School in Ontario to instruct outreach activities based on exercise physiology. The initiative was sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Students from Contreras’ class were in charge of running physical... 
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