Keep up to date on the latest news and announcements from the Moore Lab of Zoology!

July 8, 2019

Three Occidental College alumni have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowships, awarded annually to candidates in the sciences and social sciences who are pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D.

April 4, 2017

Occidental assistant professor of biology John McCormack, director of the Moore Lab of Zoology, has received a five-year National Science Foundation CAREER grant of $787,000 to fund a project that will look at how human-caused habitat change has affected birds across North America.

December 8, 2016

Southern California isn’t known for its lobster, but Occidental College’s marine biology program is about to take delivery of a brand-new classic New England-style lobster-fishing boat.

September 14, 2016

The genomic research of Occidental College biology professor and bird expert John E. McCormack has carried the day in determining that the coastal California gnatcatcher will remain on the endangered species list — which bars the development of thousands of acres of coastal real estate.

February 12, 2016

Printmaker Emily Arthur, whose installations and works on paper comment on environmental degradation and human rights, will be the subject of a one-person show titled "Emily Arthur—Endangered" in Occidental College’s Weingart Gallery March 2-April 9.

February 3, 2016

Occidental’s Moore Laboratory of Zoology has received a total of $1.15 million in grants from the Fletcher Jones Foundation and the Keck Foundation to transform the 65-year-old lab into a state-of-the-art genomics center. Together with a $1.8-million grant from a generous anonymous alumnus, the College has raised $2.95 million in new funds to makeover the Lab. 

December 11, 2014

An international team, including Occidental's assistant professor of biology John McCormack, has mapped the "big bang" of avian evolution. 

September 10, 2014

Mobility, not geology as previously thought, is the key to avian biodiversity in much of Central and South America, according to new research published today in the journal Nature and co-authored by an Occidental College biologist.

June 30, 2014

Occidental College’s Moore Laboratory for Zoology has received a National Science Foundation grant of $400,000.

February 27, 2014

A unique collaboration between the history department and the Moore Lab of Zoology gives students the opportunity to learn what genetics, geography and birds can reveal about the native peoples of Mexico.