Bio Sci wins big at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium!

The Biological Sciences Department had great success at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium! Dr. Jennifer Gutzman was announced as the 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year. Undergrad students, Loretha Jack and Jennifer Wendlick, both won Outstanding Presentation ribbons. Congratulations… Read More

Will Cockroaches Inherit the Earth? Peter Dunn Says it’s Possible

While many insect populations around the globe are in decline, there is at least one group that seems to be doing well: cockroaches. A recent article from Mashable explores the history of cockroaches and the ways their relationship with humans may… Read More

Shane Wesener Wins Round 2 of ‘Smart Cities’ Competition

Dr. Shane Wesener, a Bio Sci adjunct professor and research specialist, is one of four winners of the second round in the “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition. The winners of the second round receive $1500 and advance to Round 3 which… Read More

Bio Sci Alum Builds Sustainable Businesses in Vietnam

Biological Sciences alum Dr. Kasia Weina graduated from UWM in 2010, and has went on to co-found Evergreen Labs in Da Nang, Vietnam. The company’s goal is to grow socially-conscious and environmentally sustainable businesses with a focus on three sectors:… Read More

Ava Udvadia Receives Whitman Fellowship Award

Dr. Ava Udvadia has been selected to receive the Whitman Fellowship Award from the Marine Biological Laboratory to support her research in 2019. This summer Dr. Udvadia will be working in residence at Woods Hole, MA with a collaborator. Their project… Read More

Bio Sci Graduate Students Move to 3MT Final Round!

Congratulations to Biological Sciences graduate students, Chandrima Ghosh and Jake Grothjan, who have recently been selected to proceed to the Final Round of UWM’s inaugural 3MT competition! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT), founded by the University of Queensland, challenges graduate… Read More

Evan Krystofiak Publishes Paper in Nature’s Communications Biology

Evan Krystofiak, a former graduate student in the Biological Sciences department, has recently published an article entitled “Carbon replicas reveal double stranded structure of tight junctions in phase-contrast electron microscopy” in Communications Biology. This is an open access journal from Nature Research which… Read More

A Path to Sustainable Agriculture with Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad

Biological Sciences Associate Professor, Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad, has been researching ways to reduce fertilizer use in agriculture while still increasing crop yield. With populations growing around the globe, it is important to find sustainable alternatives to conventional farming practices. Read… Read More

Andrew Petto Publishes Article in Journal of College Science Teaching

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Emeritus Andrew Petto whose article ‘Research and Teaching: Technology Meets Pedagogy: Comparing Classroom Response Systems’ was recently published in the Journal of College Science Teaching. Well done Dr. Petto!  

2019 Biological Sciences Award Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Biological and Environmental Sciences Scholarship Competition! The Awards committee found this year’s pool of applicants extremely competitive, and we are so happy to have such high caliber students as members… Read More