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Dr. John Berges and Dr. Erica Young Interviewed on Sea Grant’s podcast

Biological Sciences’ John Berges and Erica Young appeared on Sea Grant’s podcast to discuss their discovery of the role of silica in algal blooms on Lake Michigan. Click here to listen to the Sea Grant podcast.

Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad Co-Authors Paper Published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Congratulations to Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad on co-authoring a paper called ‘An Alkane Sulfonate Monooxygenase is Required for Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation by Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens (syn. Bradyrhizobium japonicum) USDA110T’ in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Read more here.

Christopher Quinn Receives R01 Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Christopher Quinn recently received an R01 grant for $1.7M from the National Institute of Mental Health, for “Investigation of how axon development is disrupted by the autism-causing Timothy syndrome mutation.” Autism is a cognitive and behavioral disorder that is… Read More

Biological Sciences Greenhouse Doors Open Milwaukee Event Brings 863+ Guests!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse Doors Open Milwaukee event such a great success! The number of attendees more than doubled since this event last year. We look forward to seeing you all at… Read More

Ling Yi Awarded 2019-2020 Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute Scholarship

Congratulations to Biological Sciences PhD Student Ling Yi on being awarded the 2019-2020 Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute Scholarship! The NMDSI scholarships are aimed to encourage students with a demonstrated interest in Data Science to continue to take classes and… Read More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Riveredge Nature Center Student Research Symposium November 9, 2019

Call for abstracts is open through September 30, 2019.  According to Riveredge Nature Center, “Riveredge Nature Center’s Student Research Symposium “Connections in Nature” is held at Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI. Undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university… Read More

Kayla Simanek Awarded APHL/CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship

Congratulations to Biological Sciences alumna Kayla Simanek (’19 MS) on being awarded the APHL/CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship! The Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship Program “provides scientists with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. The fellowship’s mission is… Read More

Dr. Sonia Bardy Interviewed by Today’s TMJ4

Dr. Sonia Bardy was recently interviewed by Today’s TMJ4 about the bacteria that may be lurking on your things – in this case, makeup bags. Watch the video below to find out what Dr. Bardy had to say about finding… Read More

Biological Sciences Alumna Named President & CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum

Congratulations to UWM Biological Sciences alumna Ellen Censky, who was just named the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum! Ellen is the first woman to lead the museum in its 137-year history. Click here to read more about… Read More

Kozik, Young, Sandgren & Berges Publish Paper in the European Journal of Phycology

Congratulations to UWM Biological Sciences alumna Christine Kozik and Biological Sciences’ Dr. Erica Young, Dr. John Berges and Dr. Craig Sandgren, whose paper ‘Cell Death in Individual Freshwater Phytoplankton Species: Relationships with Population Dynamics and Environmental Factors’ was recently published… Read More