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Paul Engevold Gives Intensive English Program (IEP) Students Annual Greenhouse Tour

In December, Paul Engevold hosted Valerie Chamberlain, Senior Lecturer for the UWM English Language Academy, and a group of IEP (Intensive English Program) students for a tour of the greenhouse. According to Valerie, “The Intensive English Program (IEP) at UWM… Read More

Call for Applications – 2020-2021 Scholarship & Award Applications Open Now

The application process is now open for scholarships and awards in the Department of Biological Sciences. The application deadline is February 8, 2020. Students who wish to be considered must have a completed general profile on file in the UWM… Read More

Jennifer Gutzman Receives RO3 Grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dr. Jennifer Gutzman recently received an NIH R03 grant for $152,000 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development titled “Developmental models to determine the molecular mechanisms that cause MYH9-related diseases”. The research will generate novel vertebrate developmental… Read More

Biological Sciences Alum Co-Authored Paper in Science Magazine

Congratulations to Biological Sciences alum Brian Klingbeil for co-authoring a paper in Science magazine about the effects of habitat fragmentation! Through the group’s research, they found support for the extinction filter hypothesis, which suggests that ecological communities are more resilient… Read More

UWM Biological Sciences Students Win Awards at Riveredge Nature Center Student Research Symposium

Congratulations to UWM Biological Sciences students Bretta Speck, Olivia Feagles, Abigail Moore and Katrina Degenhardt for winning best poster, best graduate oral presentation, best poster (runner-up) and best undergraduate oral presentation awards at the 7th annual Riveredge Nature Center Student… Read More

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