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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Rafael Lucas Rodríguez Caballero: Botanist, Artist and Humanist is a biography, and the other, Watercolor Orchids; The Unpublished work of Rafael Lucas… Read More

UWM Biological Sciences Students Win Awards at Riveredge Nature Center Symposium

Congratulations to UWM Biological Sciences students Bretta Speck, Rachel Giglio and Shashini Welmillag who each won best poster/best talk awards at the 6th annual Riveredge Nature Center Student Research Symposium. Students from seven Wisconsin universities (UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Whitewater, Marquette… Read More

Dr. Gerlinde Hoebel Featured as Keynote Speaker at Riveredge Nature Center’s Research Symposium

The 6th Annual Student Research Symposium at Riveredge Nature Center is scheduled for November 10, 2018. Biological Sciences’ own Dr. Gerlinde Hoebel is featured as the keynote speaker and several Bio Sci undergraduates and graduates are participating in the symposium…. Read More

Fall 2018 SURF Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following Biological Sciences Fall 2018 Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Award winners! Fall 2018 Winners Leo Bohlmann (Alberto) Karly Cushway (Alberto) Sarah Haq (Wimpee) Brian Holmgren (Strickler) Loretha Jack (Young) Mohammad Karzon (Saffarini) Bernard Muransky (Rodriguez)… Read More

Emily Latch will Speak to National Academy of Sciences Wolf Taxonomy Committee

Dr. Emily Latch has been invited to speak to a committee of experts convened by the National Academy of Sciences. The committee has been convened to determine whether the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf are valid taxonomic species and… Read More

Ken Brockman Featured on Cover of The Journal of Immunology

Former Bio Sci graduate student, Ken Brockman is co-author on a work that was published in the current issue of The Journal of Immunology and is featured on the cover. Ken was mentored by Associate Dean Daad Saffarini. Congratulations to Ken on… Read More

Dr. Sam Wasser Helps Track Ivory Poachers Using Elephant Tusk DNA

Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington and UWM alumnus, Dr. Samuel Wasser is helping to track ivory poachers using elephant tusk DNA! Read about his work here: https://www.nytimes.com/…/scie…/ivory-poaching-genetics.html