Author Archives: Christopher A.F. Howey Ph.D.

Name The Rattlesnake – Vote Now!

Over the past few weeks, we received 57 name suggestions for the resident Timber Rattlesnake.  The members of Dr. Howey’s Lab picked the top 15 names, and now it is your turn to vote for your favorite!  Follow the link … Continue reading

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Name the Snake! … and win $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

This past summer, the Biology Department gained a new member – A Snake! To be exact, the snake is a Timber Rattlesnake, and it is the center of Dr. Chris Howey’s research here in the Biology Department.  Much of Dr. … Continue reading

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American Museum of Natural History Trip

The Biology Department is sponsoring a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on November 10th.  A bus will leave the Loyola Science Center at 8:30 am and will depart the Museum at 5:30 pm.  … Continue reading

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Understanding when we can dig deeper to discover more information on archaeological bones

When archeologists discover bones lying deep underground, within ruins, or hidden inside a dark cave, these scientists can use methods like radiocarbon dating to age the bones, or methods like stable isotope analysis to discover the diet of the organism … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Janice Voltzow

Our first Faculty Spotlight shines bright on Dr. Janice Voltzow.  The first woman to be appointed as a full professor within the Biology Department at the University of Scranton and the first woman to be appointed as Chair of the … Continue reading

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Characterizing Cilia Development

Cilia are microscopic tube-like structures that protrude from cell walls.  These finger like projections can assist in the movement of cells throughout their environment, and in some instances assist with the movement of fluids around the cells themselves (this is … Continue reading

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