11th Annual UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for the 11th Annual UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium is open NOW through February 28th. The Symposium will take place on April 5th from 11:45 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information about the Symposium, and to submit your… Read More

February L&S In Focus Newsletter Features Dr. Filipe Alberto and Undergrad Shannon Dugan

This month’s L&S In Focus Newsletter featured some notable people from the Department of Biological Sciences! The newsletter notes that Dr. Filipe Alberto is the recipient of one of the largest grants at UWM ($2.8 million over 3 years) for… Read More

Drs. Ava Udvadia and Gyaneshwar Prasad Publish Article in Microbiology

Congratulations to Drs. Ava Udvadia and Gyaneshwar Prasad, as well as Bio Sci alum Seema Das who have recently published ‘Dopamine-induced sulfatase and its regulator are required for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium pathogenesis’ in Microbiology. Read the paper here (access… Read More

Inside The Amazing Minds Of Spiders with Dr. Rafael Rodriquez Sevilla

Spiders incite fear in many of us, but have you ever wondered what goes on inside their brains? UWM Biological Sciences professor, Dr. Rafael Rodriguez Sevilla sheds some light into the mind of spiders in this segment from WUWM 89.7 FM… Read More

Spring 2019 SURF Award Winners

Congratulations to the following Biological Sciences Spring 2019 Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Award winners!
Austen Norberg (Oliver)
Kelsey O’Hara (Rodriguez)
Fitore Rrahmani (Strickler)
Sara Seidita (Rodriguez)
Nathaniel Tennies (Alberto)
Christine Wiese (Rodriguez)

2019 Scholarships/Awards Call for Applications

Applications are now available for the 2019 Biological and Environmental Sciences Scholarships and Awards! The deadline for applications is 12:00pm NOON, February 8, 2019.

Jennifer Gutzman’s Paper Recommended by F1000Prime as Being of Special Significance in its Field

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Gutzman, graduate students Mike Visetsouk, Elizabeth Falat, and Ryan Garde, and undergraduate Jennifer Wendlick whose paper “Basal epithelial tissue folding is mediated by differential regulation of microtubules”  has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in… Read More

Erica Young, Jake Grothjan, and Jessica Sielicki Publish Paper in Microbial Ecology

Congratulations to professor, Dr. Erica Young, graduate student Jacob Grothjan, and alum Jessica Sielicki, all Bio Sci, who recently published ‘Regulation of hydrolytic enzyme activity in aquatic microbial communities hosted by carnivorous pitcher plants’ in Microbial Ecology. Read the paper here.

Joseph E. Kerschner Named Chair-Elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges Board of Directors

Congratulations to Joseph E. Kerschner, Biological Sciences alumnus, who has been named the chair-elect of the board of directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Kerschner began his one-year term on Nov. 6 and will become the chair at the… Read More

Rafael Rodriguez Sevilla Publishes Two Books about the Life and Art of His Father

Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Rodriguez Sevilla who has recently published two books about the life and art of his father! One book, Rafael Lucas Rodríguez Caballero: Botanist, Artist and Humanist is a biography, and the other, Watercolor Orchids; The Unpublished work of Rafael Lucas… Read More