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Amie McClellan is a cell biologist who utilizes baker’s yeast with a very serious goal in mind: to explore how “molecular chaperones” participate in helping proteins attain and maintain their structure and function, and how this relates to human diseases that arise when this process goes awry.

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Kerry Woods is an ecologist whose recent work includes long-term studies of old-growth forests, landscape ecology of the Taconic Mountains, and collaborative biogeographic analyses of global temperate forests. His work has been supported by NASA, NSF, US Forest Service, and the Mellon Foundation.

Elizabeth Sherman

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Elizabeth Sherman is known for her work on amphibians and, more recently, on coral reefs and climate change; she collaborates with student researchers in her study of how animals work — both individually and as part of larger ecosystems.

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Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15 was one of 60 students nationwide to be awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

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In the current issue of Northern Woodlands, biology faculty member Betsy Sherman discusses a recent study she conducted with alumna Katie Van Munster ’08 on red-spotted newts in Vermont. 

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Bennington College biology faculty member Betsy Sherman took 14 students to the Cayman Islands for Field Work Term, in conjunction with her class Field Course in Coral Reef Biology. Students became certified scuba divers and gained first-hand experience studying coral reef fish biodiversity, collecting valuable data to be used for research studies and governmental policy.

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Bennington College Faculty member Betsy Sherman has a paper in the award-winning biological and medical sciences journal, PeerJ. Her research examines sea urchins’ tolerance for increases in ocean temperature.

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A Simulation Model of Plants in a Heterogeneous World

Thesis by Mieke Vrijmoet '16

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An interview with Carlos Mendez '15

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An interview with Naima Starkloff '15

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Biology faculty member Amie McClellan has been awarded a $237,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her continued research on a cellular protein that may have therapeutic implications for various types of cancer.

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The New York Academy of Sciences has awarded Dr. Jason Fridley ’97 a 2012 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in support of his research on the impact of climate change and invasive species on terrestrial ecological communities.

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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, biology faculty member Elizabeth Sherman will lecture on Why Darwin Matters at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

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More than 80 Bennington students and staff members spent a recent Saturday pitching in around town and continuing the College's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts as part of the Bennington ACTS annual day of service.