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    Congratulations to the 2016 McRight Graduate Scholars, Eric Weingarten and Victoria Monette
    Students and mentors celebrate successful completion of Biology Bootcamp 2016
    Dr. Parsons is a recognized expert on sharks, skates, and rays of the Gulf of Mexico
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    Dr. Curtis’ work on microbial intracellular signaling networks is supported by an NSF CAREER award
    J.P. Lawrence, a Ph.D. candidate with Dr. Noonan, is spending Spring 2016 studying frogs in Australia as part of an Endeavour Research Fellowship
    Students in Dr. Britson's Anatomy & Physiology course study the heart and other aspects of the circulatory system
    The UM Field Station is a 740-acre research and educational facility that is used by a number of Biology faculty & students
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    Dr. Erik Hom discussing algal cultures with an ARISE@UM high school summer intern as part of a collaboration with the Bigelow Laboratory in Maine.
    Biology professor emeritus Dr. Keiser holds a broad-headed skink while teaching his herpetology course
    Dr. Day's interests are centered on the brain regions involved in spatial and motor learning
    Researching the Mississippi River ecosystem
    Dr. Gary Gaston shows students in his Intro Biology course some of the organisms found on the UM campus
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    Dr. Gary Gaston, Dr. John Kiss, and Dr. Paul Lago enjoying the last day of classes for Spring 2016
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    Researchers, Dr. Mika Jekabsons (Biology) and Yu-Dong Zhou (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received a major award from the National Institutes of Health to continue their studies for three years to find new drugs to stop the spread of breast cancer to other organs. To read the full article click here.

    Dr. Glenn Parsons and honors student Emily Hildebrandt recently published a paper in the scientific journal Copeia

    Dr. Glenn Parsons and honors student Emily Hildebrandt recently published a paper in the scientific journal Copeia entitled "Effect of Turbidity and the Swimming Performance of Golden Shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas". Click here to read the paper.

    Spend Wintersession 2017 in HAWAII

    Assistant Professor Erik Hom and Assistant Professor of Education Renee Cunningham will lead a Study USA Wintersession 3-hour class in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 6-14, 2017. Learn more about Hawaiian STEAM: Microbes, Symbiosis and Culture. Click here for more information.

    Department of Biology announces new Department Chair, Dr. Gregg Roman

    Dr. Gregg Roman


    The Department of Biology is pleased to welcome Dr. Gregg Roman as Department Chair and Professor of Biology.  Dr. Roman received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and joins us from the University of Houston. His research focuses on the molecular and neural mechanisms that drive changes in behavior.



    Biology Doctoral Candidate Discovers New Species of Viper

    Dept of Biology Ph.D. candidate Tim Colston recently helped discover and describe a new species of viper, Bitis harenna, on the west side of the Ethiopian Rift Valley.  Tim is working on research projects with associate professors Dr. Brice Noonan (Tim's advisor) and Dr. Colin Jackson.  Tim's work is featured in a recent article from the Graduate School.