Bat Signals: UTM prof studies evolution of echolocation

10 Mar 2016 - 9:03am

As a child, John Ratcliffe often wondered how his pet dog perceived the world. That early curiosity evolved into a career that has taken him around the globe, studying a variety of creatures, including moths in French Polynesia, nocturnal oilbirds in the Caribbean, harbour porpoises in Denmark and katydids, crickets and, especially, bats.

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Congratulations to Celina Baines!

2 Mar 2016 - 9:05am

Celina Baines, a doctoral student in Shannon McCauley's lab, was awarded a Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. The award will help fund her in an exchange where she will be spending time in the lab of Justin Travis at the University of Aberdeen next year, developing models of the evolution of condition dependent dispersal.

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John Ratcliffe awarded Canada Research Chair in Neuroethology

10 Feb 2016 - 9:45am

Congratulations to John Ratcliffe (our own Batman) on being awarded a Canada Research Chair in Neuroethology!

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Batman Returns to U of T

New UTM research identifies protein that regulates body clock

31 Aug 2015 - 8:22am

New research into circadian rhythms by researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga shows that the GRK2 protein plays a major role in regulating the body’s internal clock and points the way to remedies for jet lag and shift work exhaustion.

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Biology Grad Students Win Teaching Excellence Awards

4 Aug 2015 - 2:13pm

The Department of Biology would like to congratulate Jade Atallah and Samantha Mahabir for being awarded the U of T Mississauga Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding teaching by a teaching assistant. This recognition for teaching excellence is a tribute to their ability to excite students and to foster learning in our students. These awards are a demonstration of our commitment to teaching excellence and the student experience.