Posts tagged with “Biology Department News” (All posts)

  • Welcome Mike Nishizaki to the Carleton Biology Department!

    17 September 2018

    Mike is an aquatic biologist with research interests that center on the interaction between organisms and their physical environment. His work primarily focuses on issues of ecophysiology and fluid mechanics related to marine/freshwater invertebrates, and involves a combination of lab, field, and modeling approaches. This includes the array of physiological, ecological, and developmental responses that organisms employ when faced with environmental uncertainty (e.g., changes temperature, salinity, fluid dynamics).

  • Rika Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology:

    17 September 2018

    Rika has received NASA funding for a project to improve how scientists recognize whether an exoplanet can or does support life. Anderson’s work in “The Virtual Planetary Laboratory (VPL): Advancing the Search for Life Beyond the Solar System” project will contribute to NASA’s broader “Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS)” network. As a co-investigator with Victoria Meadows of the University of Washington-Seattle, Rika will examine the early evolution of microbial life on Earth. She will work with a Carleton undergraduate researcher on bioinformatics tasks over the course of the five-year grant, and attend the Astrobiology Science Conference every other year.

  • Senior biology majors/SDAs Jackson Raynor and Georgia Schmitt recently hosted an event about finding summer research opportunities and funding.