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

Drs. Peter O. Dunn and Linda Whittingham Contribute to Article in Nature

Drs. Peter O. Dunn and Linda Whittingham contributed to an article entitled “A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity” which was published in Nature. Read the article here.

Dr. Ching-Hong Yang is part of a team that received a $459,978 federal grant to study and combat fire blight

Congratulations to Dr. Ching-Hong Yang who is part of a team that has been awarded a $459,978 grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study and combat fire blight, a disease which can kill apple trees or significantly reduce… Read More

Dr. Madhusudan Dey awarded $1.3 million grant for his four-year project entitled “Regulating the Unfolded Protein Response in Yeast.”

Congratulations to Dr. Madhusudan Dey who has been awarded a $1.3 grant for his four-year project entitled “Regulating the Unfolded Protein Response in Yeast.” The funder is the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is part of the U.S. Department… Read More

Dunn studies birds that break all the mating rules

Dr. Peter Dunn was recently featured in an article that highlights his extensive  research on bird mating habits. Read about his work here.