In the fast-paced world of academia, it’s important to step back sometimes and have some fun. And that’s why the Mesce Lab turned Hodson Hall into a 1920s Speakeasy for the latest Bugs ‘n Brews (Entomology Department Social Hour) on Friday! A good time was had by all….
From left to right: Morgan Newhoff (PhD Student), Zoë Harvey (Spider Care Specialist), Anthony Auletta (PhD Student), Karen Mesce (Professor & PI), Mara CP Rue (Lab Manager), and Michael Baltzley (Visiting Scholar)
PhD students Morgan Newhoff (left) & Anthony Auletta (center) and Lab Manager Mara CP Rue (right) letting loose in the Entomology Speakeasy
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Anthony Auletta for winning 1st place in the “Morphology, Physiology, & Silk” section of the Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 20th International Congress of Arachnology in Golden, CO!
Ph.D. student Anthony Auletta with undergraduate mentors Dr. Linda Rayor & Dr. Cole Gilbert at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science), following the ICA Student Awards ceremony
The award, presented during the ICA banquet at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, includes a $200 cash prize and a signed copy of Common Spiders of North America by Richard Bradley.
Way to go, Anthony!
Summer is here, and we here at the Mesce lab are very excited to welcome two outstanding summer visitors who have joined our research team!
Zoe Matticks joined us from Wellesley College in June, where she is currently enrolled in the undergraduate neuroscience program. Zoe will be working as an undergraduate researcher in the lab for the summer, and will assist us with many of the exciting projects that we have in the works.
And in early July, Dr. Michael Baltzley joined us as a visiting scholar. Dr. Baltzley is currently Assistant Professor of Biology at Western Oregon University, and he will be conducting some very exciting physiology and molecular biology experiments with us this summer.
Welcome, welcome Zoe and Michael!