Spring 2018 SURF Awards Announced

Congratulations to the Spring 2018 Support For Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Award winners! Spring 2018: Leo Bohlmann (Alberto) Meredith Frank (Steeber)  Rebecca Holt (Rodriguez) Loretha Jack (Young) Full-Year: Rocio Cruz (Udvadia) Kylee Groh (Rodriguez) Majdulin Istiban (Udvadia) Adrienne Skillman (Saffarini)… Read More

January Science Bag: “DNA Decoded: How to Uncover Nature’s Diversity”

Join us for the January 2018 Science Bag, “DNA Decoded: How to Uncover Nature’s Diversity” presented by Dr. Emily Latch! There are two remaining shows on Friday January 19 and 26 at 7:00 PM. The presentations will be held in the… Read More

Drs. Huang, Prasad and Zhao Publish Article in Frontiers in Microbiology

Congratulations to Drs. Jian Huang, Gyaneshwar Prasad, and Dazhong Zhao on the publication of their article: Rhizobium sp. IRBG74 Alters Arabidopsis Root Development by Affecting Auxin Signaling. Read the article here.

Drs. Sergei Kuchin and Aishwarya Shevade contribute to “Quaternary structure of the yeast pheromone receptor Ste2 in living cells”

Drs. Sergei Kuchin and Aishwarya Shevade worked with members of the UWM Physics department to conduct research and write an article entitled “Quaternary structure of the yeast pheromone receptor Ste2 in living cells”. Read the article here!

2018 Scholarships/Awards Call for Applications

Applications are now available for the 2018 Biological and Environmental Sciences Scholarships and Awards! To apply, download an application or pick one up in the Biological Sciences main office, Lapham Hall S181. Deadline for applications is 12:00pm NOON, February 9,… Read More

Darwin’s Orchid and Voodoo Lily in bloom at the Greenhouse

Two of the most iconic flowering plants in nature are flowering this weekend in the UWM Biological Sciences Greenhouse. These extraordinary plants are not to be missed, and will hopefully still be flowering today. In the meantime, here are some… Read More

Dr. Christopher Quinn Awarded R03 Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Quinn who was awarded an R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms that stabilize axons and their branches. Precise regulation of axon termination and branch stabilization are required for the development… Read More

Drs. Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham Make Front Page of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Karen Herzog’s front page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article entitled “Pretty birds studied by UWM researchers may help unlock genetics of fending off diseases” features the research of Drs. Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham. Their 20+ years of research with songbirds… Read More

Dr. Andrew Petto’s paper awarded “Outstanding Neuroscience Laboratory Article”

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Petto! His paper entitled “The Use of Modular, Electronic Neuron Simulators for Neural Circuit Construction Produces Learning Gains in an Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Course” was awarded the “Outstanding Neuroscience Laboratory Article” at the Faculty for… Read More

UWM Alum Returns to Wisconsin to Become a Rural Doctor

Phoebe Devitt (’08, BS Biological Sciences) recently completed her residency in California and is returning to Wisconsin to become a family medicine doctor at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Her move is filling a critical need for doctors and healthcare… Read More