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Morris Laboratory

Swordtailed fish

Swordtail and platy fishes (Xiphophorus)

About the Morris Laboratory

Our lab is interested in the evolution of mating behaviors, animal communication, alternative reproductive tactics and adaptive plasticity. Swordtail and platy fishes (Xiphophorus) provide an excellent system in which to study these topics.

Recent News in the Morris Lab

Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, and students from her lab were co-authors on an article on “Transcriptome assembly and candidate genes involved in nutritional programming in the swordtail fish Xiphophorus multilineatus” in the journal PeerJ. Two Ohio University undergraduate alumni also were co-authors on the […]

The post Morris, Undergrad Students Co-Author Article on Genes Involved in Nutritional Programming in Swordtail Fish appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 21

An article headlined “What makes a pretty face? Animals including people are innately drawn to beauty, which may be defined by symmetry or health” in Science News for Students highlights work by Dr. Molly R. Morris and colleagues on female mate preference for symmetry in swordtail fishes. Morris […]

The post Science News Highlights Morris’ Research on Animal ‘Beauty’ appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 01

Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, was elected fellow of the Animal Behavior Society this summer. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in Missouri. She also is an editor for the journal Animal Behaviour. Animal Behaviour is published for the Association for the Study of Animal […]

The post Morris Elected Fellow of Animal Behavior Society appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 05

The same technology used by forensic investigators to capture fingerprints also can help doctors predict whether patients might be at risk for developing diabetes, a new study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. A team of scientists and clinicians led by Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological […]

The post Morris Study Finds New Method to Identify Asymmetrical Fingerprints Can Forecast Risk for Diabetes appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 30

The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $95,175 total to 10 faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester. Three College of Arts & Sciences faculty are among the recipients. Both internal awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle […]

The post Morris, Stigall, Williams Awarded University Research Funding appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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Molly Morris Lab – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jan 15

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