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  • Termite Brains Can Grow in Anticipation of a Single Moment of Flight and Light

    October 20, 2021

    New research on dampwood termites shows select members of the colony will experience brain changes in anticipation of cognitive demand. Drexel researchers measured developmental differences in the relative sizes of visual processing brain regions, called optic lobes, among dampwood termite castes to test whether optic lobe investment matches caste differences in exposure to visually complex environments.

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  • Photo of Manuel Alejandro Seman Senderos on a blue and gold Drexel background

    Meet Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology Manuel Alejandro Semán Senderos, PhD

    October 14, 2021

    Manuel Alejandro Semán Senderos, PhD, is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Biology. He previously earned his PhD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Hal Dietz studying fibrotic diseases. His research focus was cell biology processes gone awry in disease and the use of genetic tools in order to find and validate new therapeutic targets.

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    October 07, 2021

    We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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