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Tyler Buddell’s Three Minute Thesis Finalist Presentation

Biological Science graduate student, Tyler Buddell, was a finalist in UWM’s inaugural 3MT competition and did a fantastic job representing the department! A video if his presentation is available here. To see more 3 Minute Thesis finalist presentations, visit the… Read More

Bio Sci Graduate Student Presents at ASBMB Annual Conference

Biological Sciences PhD student, Chandrima Ghosh, attends and presents at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in San Diego, CA. Great work Chandrima!    

First Falcon Hatch of 2018

Yesterday (05/03/2018) something pretty exciting happened: our first peregrine falcon chick hatched! Click HERE to watch the time-lapse video. More information about the UWM falcons is available HERE.

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