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About jerryhusak

Assistant Professor at University of St. Thomas

SICB 2019: Large Immune Challenges Do Not Decrease Performance

Traveling to SICB is always exciting, but like any trip through crowded airports, hotels, and convention centers, you’re more likely to get sick during your travel if you’re not careful. As we all know, getting a travel-cold (or worse) makes … Continue reading

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SICB 2019: Tail Autotomy Happens More When the Tail Stores More Energy

One of the most interesting features of many lizards, including anoles, is that they can willingly, and actively, lose their tails to escape predators. While it might seem counterintuitive to lose a large body part, it’s better than being eaten! … Continue reading

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Anole Eyespots

Anoles have served as great model organisms in studies of adaptive radiation and how form and function are molded by selection, but they have also been the center-piece for some of the most interesting (and classic) research on how the … Continue reading

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