Dawkins MUW Summer Scholar project on Hemidactylus toes

Dawkins MUW Summer Scholar project on Hemidactylus toes

This summer, research student Alaina Dawkins, has also been doing research in the lab. Spring 2022, she received a Mississippi State Space Grant Consortium award, and this summer her project was chosen to participate in the MUW Summer Scholars program! Yesterday she...
SICB 2022

SICB 2022

This year I decided to attend SICB in person in Phoenix. I was a little apprehensive, but the conference organizers did a great job, and I felt the in-person experience for my student Jenny McCann presenting her poster would be worth it. Jenny did a great job with her...
MUW TikTok video on Geico gecko

MUW TikTok video on Geico gecko

Working with our university photographer, I recorded two videos for TikTok and for Facebook! The Geico gecko, which is based on a real life species, the Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis) has three inaccuracies. Can you guess what they are?...
Semester research and BS 400 posters

Semester research and BS 400 posters

Fall 2021 has been a busy semester! As we’re reaching the end, we have fun exciting updates. This semester I’ve had four research students working on various toe pad projects, including Alicia Jefferson, Alaina Dawkins, Jenny McCann, measuring a preserved...
Aberdeen high school summer enrichment program

Aberdeen high school summer enrichment program

This week I had the awesome opportunity to work with the teachers, staff, and principal at Aberdeen High School here in Mississippi as part of their Summer Enrichment Program. To make up for missing out on in-person opportunities Aberdeen high school students...
Student Poster Presentations

Student Poster Presentations

This semester, I collaborated with our comparative vertebrate anatomy faculty Dr. Simmons-Diez, to organize an end of the semester poster session. Students in both her class and my biomechanics course, found published articles related to topics we covered in class,...
New EarthDate.org episodes on toe pads

New EarthDate.org episodes on toe pads

I am very excited to share that I was lucky enough to help out the folks at EarthDate.org with two of their science episodes. EarthDate.org are a public service radio program from Austin, Texas and they write and record short science articles/episodes for the public....