A number of events have occurred this past year: a federal election, a horrific plane accident, and a pandemic. A completely understandable side effect of these has been that that many research funding announcements have not been made. THAT means that the typical embargoes on publicizing the funding have effectively been extended indefinitely. However, these successes are important for the research we do, and particularly, for supporting the students who do so much of the work. So, although I cannot directly acknowledge the sources, I would like to announce…
- A $400,000, 3 year project to study foraging behaviour in the American Lobster, in response to both natural prey and baits used in the fishery.
- A $500,000 infrastructure project to get us a new laser-scanning confocal microscope for the Biology Dept at StFX
- A $235,000, 5 year grant to explore the neuroethology of navigation in aquatic gastropods.
A huge thank you to the great work by past students who have led up to this. Obviously, this does not compare to the larger events in the world, but the funding is going to make a huge difference for how 13 students spend their time this summer, and many others over coming years in the Wyeth Lab and elsewhere in the Biology Dept.