PhD candidate, Katey Lesneski, of the Kaufman lab was awarded a Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant. These competitive grants were established to provide individual species conservation initiatives. Katey's project will focus on identifying bleaching-resistant colonies of the endangered staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, in Turneffe Atoll, Belize for conservation and restoration.
PhD candidate, Evan Kristiansen, of the Mullen lab was recently awarded a $10,000 American Genetic Association (AGA) grant for his research linking genomic patterns of divergence and introgression across a butterfly hybrid zone. Evan was one of 6 recipients to receive this award out of 74 applicants. He will be completing research during the fall and spring... More
Dominic Kemmett, a Biology major with a specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology, won 4th prize in the Student Book Collecting Contest sponsored by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. He was awarded at a ceremony held on April 19, 2017. Congratulations, Dominic!
Congratulations to the undergraduate Biology and BMB classes of 2017!
PhD candidate, Michaela Smith, of the Frydman Lab recently published an article for The Conversation featuring her research with Wolbachia mosquitos and Zika.
Congratulations to our Biology & MCBB M.A. and Ph.D. graduates!
Phoebe Asante, Xing Bing Cai, and George Tarantino Receive the Outstanding Learning Assistant Award This is the first year the Biology Department recognized the wonderful efforts of all of our Learning Assistants (LAs) by presenting “The Outstanding Learning Assistant Award” to the group of LAs who presented a poster that... More
PhD candidate, Stephen Decina, of the Templer Lab was the recent recipient of the Thomas H. Kunz Award for 2017. Steve studies cycles of urban nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus, exploring the ways that urban form and human decision making influence these cycles with the goal to inform policies that will lead... More
PhD candidate, Johnny Elguero, of the McCall Lab was the recent recipient of the Brenton R. Lutz Award for 2017. Johnny's research uses the Drosophila melanogaster brain to try to understand how certain genes contribute to neurodegeneration. They look at genes that are important for removing dead cells and cellular debris from the brain, More
PhD candidate, Elizabeth Burmester, of the Finnerty Lab was the recent recipient of the Marion R. Kramer Award for 2017. Liz's research focuses on the influence of the coral-algal symbiosis and environmental stress on coral recovery using the facultatively symbiotic, temperate coral Astrangia poculata as a model. The Marion R. Kramer Award provides support... More