Biological Sciences Research Gallery Featured in UWM Report

The Biological Sciences Research Gallery was recently featured in the UWM Report. According to the article, “through the research gallery, students can see the opportunities UWM offers and picture themselves at work here.” Great work to Dr. Karron for coordinating this… Read More

February Science Bag with Dr. Jen Gutzman: “CRISPR Critters”

Join us for the February 2020 Science Bag, “CRISPR Critters” presented by Dr. Jen Gutzman! There are presentations February 7, 14, 16, 21, 28. The presentations will be held in the UWM Physics Building, Room 137, located at 1900 E. Kenwood… Read More

Congratulations to All SURF Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of this year’s Support For Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Award winners! Spring 2020: Stephan Girard (Young) Gabriel Heller de Messer (Alberto) Alexander Henderson (Alberto) Chantel Jenrette (Alberto) Lantrell Stewart (Oliver) Nathan Tennies (Alberto) Nicole Wicker (Yang) Tamia… Read More

Paul Engevold Gives Intensive English Program (IEP) Students Annual Greenhouse Tour

In December, Paul Engevold hosted Valerie Chamberlain, Senior Lecturer for the UWM English Language Academy, and a group of IEP (Intensive English Program) students for a tour of the greenhouse. According to Valerie, “The Intensive English Program (IEP) at UWM… Read More

Call for Applications – 2020-2021 Scholarship & Award Applications Open Now

The application process is now open for scholarships and awards in the Department of Biological Sciences. The application deadline is February 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Students who wish to be considered must have a completed general profile on file… Read More

Jennifer Gutzman Receives RO3 Grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dr. Jennifer Gutzman recently received an NIH R03 grant for $152,000 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development titled “Developmental models to determine the molecular mechanisms that cause MYH9-related diseases”. The research will generate novel vertebrate developmental… Read More

Biological Sciences Alum Co-Authored Paper in Science Magazine

Congratulations to Biological Sciences alum Brian Klingbeil for co-authoring a paper in Science magazine about the effects of habitat fragmentation! Through the group’s research, they found support for the extinction filter hypothesis, which suggests that ecological communities are more resilient… Read More

UWM Biological Sciences Students Win Awards at Riveredge Nature Center Student Research Symposium

Congratulations to UWM Biological Sciences students Bretta Speck, Olivia Feagles, Abigail Moore and Katrina Degenhardt for winning best poster, best graduate oral presentation, best poster (runner-up) and best undergraduate oral presentation awards at the 7th annual Riveredge Nature Center Student… Read More

Dr. John Berges and Dr. Erica Young Interviewed on Sea Grant’s Podcast

Biological Sciences’ John Berges and Erica Young appeared on Sea Grant’s podcast to discuss their discovery of the role of silica in algal blooms on Lake Michigan. Click here to listen to the Sea Grant podcast.

Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad Co-Authors Paper Published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Congratulations to Dr. Gyaneshwar Prasad on co-authoring a paper called ‘An Alkane Sulfonate Monooxygenase is Required for Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation by Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens (syn. Bradyrhizobium japonicum) USDA110T’ in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Read more here.