November 2018

by Kristie, David

Acadia Alum and Arthur Irving Scholar, Kayoung Heo, discusses her research journey and Acadia’s impact post-graduation

Acadia alum, Kayoung Heo, graduated from Acadia last year with an Honours in Biology. As a student, Kayoung was the recipient of the Arthur Irving Environmental Science Scholarship in 2016 which allowed her to fully focus on her research. Her Honours Thesis explored the effects of bisphenol-A and folic acid on growth, reproductive development and DNA methylation in snapdragons. Read the paper published from her thesis here

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by Kristie, David

Acadia researchers discover a novel plant-insect interaction in an endangered NS plant

Research conducted by former Acadia Biology Honours student Emily Evans, and Acadia professors Dr. Kirk Hillier and Dr. Rodger Evans has been published in the online Nature journal, Scientific Reports. The paper entitled "Novel Insect Florivory Strategy Initiates Autogamy in Unopened Allogamous Flowers” a new insect-plant interaction which has never been described previously. 

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