• Oct 2015, Chris recieves continuing fellowship support as an OSU Interdisciplinary Fellow ($2500) Congrats Chris! .                                                                                                                                                      

  • Oct 2015, Chris' manuscript titled, "Is altered behavior linked to cellular energy regulation in a freshwater mussel (Elliptio complanata) exposed to triclosan?" is accepted to Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology- Part C.  Congrats Chris! .                                                                                                                                           

  • Sept 2015, Our book chapter is published in Nest, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about Avian Incubation.  Check it out here  .                                                                                                                      

  • Aug 2015, Undergraduate Researcher Lauren Schmidt recieves a Wentz Scholar Award!  Lauren will use this to support her honor's thesis research investigating how personality of prey (shy vs. bold) effects their behavioral and physiological responses  to a predator cue, and will try to reveal the underlying changes in gene expression associated with these responses  .                                                                                                                                           

  • July 2015, Our work investigating the physiological effects of parasitic infection in hellbenders is published in Journal of Experimental Biology!  Hellbenders with leeches have reduced ability to respond hormonally to an acute stressor.  .                                                                                                   

  • March 2015, We published a paper in Journal of Experimental Zoology detailing localized changes in glucocorticoid and mineral corticoid receptors in skin tissue in reponse to wounding.                                  

  • Jan 2015, Chris' manuscript titled, "AMP-activated protein kinase is a biomarker of energetic status in freshwater mussles exposed to municipal effluents" is accepted to Sciene of the Total Environment.  Congrats Chris!                                                                        .                                                   

  • Dec 2014, Ashley receives a Sigma Xi Grant!  Congratulations Ashley!


  • Sept 2014, Chris receives a $2500 fellowship from the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program at Oklahoma State University!  Congratulations Chris!


  • Chris received a $5000 Top Tier Graduate Fellowship from Oklahoma State University!  Congratulations Chris!


  • April 2014, Ashley Love receives a prestigious NSF GRFP!!!!  Congratulations Ashley!


  • March 2014, Chris Goodchild joins the DuRant Lab!  Welcome aboard Chris!



  • Dec 2013, Amanda's manuscript, "Influence of incubation recess patterns on incubation period and hatchling traits in wood ducks Aix sponsa" was accepted for publication in Journal of Avian Biology.


  • Nov 2013, "Are thyroid hormones mediators of incubation temperature-induced phenotypes in birds?" was accepted for publication in Biology Letters.


  • Sept. 2013 two manuscripts were published.  One in The Journal of Experimental Zoology and one in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.


  • August 2013 Sarah travels 1645 miles to set-up shop in Stillwater, OK.


  • June 2013 Ashley Love joins the DuRant lab as a PhD student.


  • May 2013 Maria Arciniega of Pomona College in Claremont, CA begins her NSF REU working with Sarah.


  • May 2013 Sarah DuRant joins the faculty in the Department of Zoology at Oklahoma State University.


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