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Biological Sciences Graduate Students Awarded Animal Behavior Society Grants

Congratulations to Clinton Sergi and Olivia Feagles who were each recently awarded research grants from the Animal Behavior Society for their projects. Clint’s project is entitled ‘Analyzing the causes of individual variation in web architecture in Latrodectus hesperus’ and Olivia’s project is… Read More

Drs. Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham Awarded NSF Funding

Drs. Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham have been approved for $375,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project, “Collaborative Research: Functional genomics of plumage ornaments in a warbler”. This project will be in collaboration with… Read More

2018 Biological Sciences Research Symposium Schedule

The 2018 Biological Sciences Research Symposium will take place this Friday, April 13th. We hope to see you all there as we showcase our outstanding graduate and undergraduate students as well as their research in the department! Schedules for the event… Read More

Drs. Erica Young and John Berges awarded NOAA-Sea Grant Funding

Professors John Berges and Erica Young, in collaboration with Hunter Carrick (Central Michigan University), have been awarded $214,442 in NOAA-Sea Grant funding to study silicate cycling in Lake Michigan. Silica plays a critical role in carbon cycling within lakes and… Read More

Paper Published by Bio Sci Alum Featured in Journal of Biological Chemistry Editors’ Picks

Congratulations to Biological Sciences graduate, Dr. Nydia Morales Soto, whose paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry was recently selected to be featured in the “Editors’ Picks” papers. Only 50-100 papers are selected out of more than 6,000. Congratulations to… Read More

Biology Grad Student Studies Dropping Hare Populations through Droppings

Master’s student, Genelle Uhrig, is studying snowshoe hares by what they leave behind – their scat. She analyzes their pellets for DNA to see how climate change has impacted hare populations and their genetic diversity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. SEE… Read More

Bio Sci Grad Student, Tyler Buddell, moves to 3MT Final Round!

Congratulations to Biological Sciences graduate student, Tyler Buddell, who was recently selected to proceed to the Final Round of UWM’s inaugural 3MT competition! Please help us to cheer Tyler on at the finals! Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Zelazo Center

Undergraduate Jessye Hale Awarded Prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

Biological Sciences undergraduate, Jessye Hale, recently secured a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship to Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. Jessye will be studying in Korea for two months to learn about language and culture through a full immersion program. Congratulations Jessye!

Graduate Student Wendy Semski Awarded Extramural Funding in Support of Dissertation Research

Congratulations to Wendy Semski, who was just awarded $1500 in extramural funding in support of her dissertation research! The award, from Prairie Biotic Research Inc., will support Wendy’s field and lab research studying how patterns of pollinator visitation interact with heritable… Read More

Rachael Giglio and Amberleigh Henschen Awarded Graduate School Fellowships

Congratulations to Rachael Giglio and Amberleigh (Ambi) Henschen who have each been awarded Graduate School Fellowships for the 2018/2019 academic year. Rachael will receive the Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship and Ambi will receive the R1 Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations on the… Read More