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  • From the Dean

    May 16, 2017

    From the DeanWelcome to the second issue of Ytori! We are still receiving comments and questions about our first issue, most frequently about the name of the magazine. Ytori and its variant itori are the Spanish renderings of the Timucua word for ...
  • Crab Love in the Garbage Patch

    May 16, 2017

    Crab Love in the Garbage PatchI’m a commensalist. What’s your sign? By Rachel Wayne Oceanic crabs find love in strange places, including in the pocket above a sea turtle’s tail and on floating plastic debris. Joseph Pfaller PhD ’16 and Michael Gil PhD ’15 have led several ...
  • Conservation Clues

    May 16, 2017

    Conservation CluesExtinction detective Bob Holt tracks down the likely culprit behind ecological crises. by Rachel Wayne Ecological modeling. Saving the world. The two go hand-in-hand for theoretical ecologist and evolutionary biologist Bob Holt, who recently joined a team of nine scientists to describe ...
  • More than Skin Deep

    May 16, 2017

    More than Skin DeepRacism is real and stress is not just all in your head. By Rachel Wayne With genetics-based medicine came the compelling desire to boil every health issue down to one’s DNA, with issues such as hypertension and anxiety falling into an ambiguous ...
  • Biased? Who? Me?

    May 16, 2017

    Biased? Who? Me?Professor of Psychology and Executive Director of Project Implicit Kate Ratliff says many people do not recognize their own bias. by Rachel Wayne Everyone’s a little bit racist, sang puppets in the 2003 Off-Broadway musical Avenue Q. Offensive humor aside, the long-running ...
  • Global Issues — Bug Zappers

    May 16, 2017

    Global Issues — Bug ZappersLiberal 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! The Geographers: Professors Gregory Glass and Jason K. ...
  • Extracurricular — Alinda Saintval

    May 16, 2017

    Extracurricular — Alinda SaintvalCreating a Dorm-Room Business 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. How did the backpack business begin? Completely by accident. I was new to ...
  • Corner of Buckman Drive and University Avenue

    May 16, 2017

    Corner of Buckman Drive and University AvenueJoseph Hernandez Hall, the university’s new chemistry/chemical biology building, is a testament to science, technology, and tenacity. By Gigi MarinoPhotography by Betsy Hansen Brzezinski The first time former UF president Bernie Machen visited the chemistry labs on campus, he was appalled. He ...
  • Strong Pillars

    May 16, 2017

    Strong PillarsThe namesake of Joseph Hernandez Hall says chemistry and biology support the foundation of his career in science. By Gigi Marino Joe Hernandez ’96, MS’98, MBA’98 almost didn’t attend UF, although he is glad he did. He’d been accepted to Emory University ...
  • We Have Great Chemistry

    May 16, 2017

    We Have Great ChemistryUF chemistry graduates go on to start businesses, invent molecules, become doctors, change people’s lives. Meet 10 of them now. Read more "We Have Great Chemistry"