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Ytori Spring 2017

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From the Dean

Dean David E. Richardson introduces readers to the Spring 2017 issue of Ytori.

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Crab Love in the Garbage Patch

Joseph Pfaller and Michael Gil have led several projects that culminated in an intriguing finding: crabs exhibit different mating behavior when living tucked below the carapace of a loggerhead turtle than in a nest of plastic.

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Conservation Clues

Extinction detective Bob Holt tracks down the likely culprit behind ecological crises.

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More than Skin Deep

Racism is real and stress is not just all in your head.

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Biased? Who? Me?

Professor of Psychology and Executive Director of Project Implicit Kate Ratliff says many people do not recognize their own bias.

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Global Issues — Bug Zappers

Liberal Arts and Sciences investigators at UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute are here to rid the world of dangerous microbes, wielding state-of-the-art technology with their scientific toolkits of electronic tracking, computer analysis, and petri dishes!

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Extracurricular — Alinda Saintval

Alinda Saintval ’19 is a zoology and visual arts studies major, who has parlayed her passion and talent for art into an enterprise painting personalized backpacks.

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Corner of Buckman Drive and University Avenue

Joseph Hernandez Hall, the university’s new chemistry/chemical biology building, is a testament to science, technology, and tenacity.

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Strong Pillars

The namesake of Joseph Hernandez Hall says chemistry and biology support the foundation of his career in science.

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We Have Great Chemistry

UF chemistry graduates go on to start businesses, invent molecules, become doctors, change people’s lives. Meet 10 of them now.

Fred Thurston ’76, DDS’79

Meet Fred Thurston '76, DDS'79.

Joy Mendez PhD’99

Get to know Joy Mendez '99.

Gene Inman PhD’82

Meet Gene Inman PhD'82.