Dr. Gamble with Gecko  


Alumni and friends,

This is my first newsletter as Department Chair, and it has certainly been an exciting five months since I began! We have three new faculty who began this summer, and they all bring new expertise to the department: Stefan Schnitzer in tropical ecology, Tony Gamble in evolutionary genetics, and Edwin Antony in protein biophysics. We are also currently conducting a search for another ecologist, continuing to build our strength in this area and bringing our total number of tenure-track faculty to 21. As you can read elsewhere in the newsletter, this has also been a very good year for grant funding, as we have received several major federal grants. Several other exciting initiatives are underway, and I can’t wait to give you more details in the next newsletter!

Dr. Edward Blumenthal
Chair and Associate Professor