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Elizabeth Sandquist explains the process on how they perform and analyze their research on the zebrafish. (Anna Kuglar/The Signpost)

A fish-eye view on stem cells

Alma Bell, Reporter September 29, 2022

Weber State University hosted a neuroscience seminar on Sept. 23 as part of an ongoing lecture series. Elizabeth Sandquist, assistant professor of zoology and neuroscience, led the seminar and explored...

Andrew Gorges skates down the ice with the puck. Photo credit: WSU Hockey

Gorges slashes towards 2022 graduation

Jace Cook November 29, 2021

Wildcat hockey player Andrew Gorges expects to graduate in fall 2022 and already has plans for after graduation. Gorges is from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. “We played hockey at a very young...

Chris Penne addressing audience with facts about Tiger Muskies. (Marissa Wolford / The Signpost)

Professor prioritizes Pineview species

Ashlynd Greenwood January 31, 2019

Chris Penne, an aquatics biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, made a visit to Weber State University on Jan. 29 to discuss the management of tiger muskellunge in Pineview Reservoir. Penne...

NEW YORK - JUNE 7: American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson attends an FYC event for National Geographics StarTalk at Metrograph on June 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/National Geographic/PictureGroup/Sipa USA)

Science idols inspire Wildcat faculty

Zac Watts November 15, 2018

Like any professional endeavor, good science is often the result of collaboration, mentorship and inspiration. Sometimes, these influencers are prominent scientists, sometimes personal mentors. Dr....

Zoology students make an impact with Youth Impact

Spencer Stevens December 4, 2016

Each semester Robert Okazaki, professor in the Department of Zoology at Weber State University, requires his students to collaborate with Youth Impact for a service learning project. Students partner with...

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Fish species discovered walking on walls

Kellie Plumhof March 29, 2016

A team of researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have discovered that a species of fish in Thailand have the unique ability to walk and climb waterfalls in a similar fashion to...

Science Weekly: One step forward, one step back

Chris Sessions October 13, 2015

Most of us have marveled at the giraffe, taking the time to admire the reach of its neck, which marks it as one of the strangest and most unique looking animals in the modern world. And most of us, at...

Weber State students act to preserve species

Christopher Murphy October 8, 2015

  The Nature Conservancy will be hosting a milkweed planting event this upcoming Saturday with Weber State University students. The event will take place at The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve,...

Open house held for new digital anatomy table

September 13, 2014

The study of human anatomy has always been  imperative in the education of those pursuing careers in the medical field. Now the use of human cadavers to study anatomy has been given a new technological...

Zoology department assists on brine shrimp research

June 23, 2014

During summer semester, the campus is almost deserted in comparison to its usual crowded state during the fall and spring semesters. However, a certain lab in the Engineering Technology building was occupied...

Zoology faculty, students share 2013's new species favorites

January 26, 2014

In a time when technology has made the world seem so accessible, Earth can seem a smaller place than it is. Discovering a new species can add knowledge and expand the ever-shrinking world a little bit...

Researchers discover 3 new species in Australia

November 1, 2013

Scientists have found what is being called the discovery of a lifetime. On the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, three new previously undocumented species have been found. Scientists say their findings...

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