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The Boggs lab published a new study in Evolution

Learn how butterflies adapt to a novel host plant in their environment

Alumni Spotlight: Jay Grant, Owner of Nature Adventures Outfitters

Jay's experiences led him to becoming a tour guide for Nature Adventures Outfitters, which he now owns.

Dr. Richard Youle receives the Distinguished Alumni Award for research on Parkinson's disease

Research from his laboratory at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified novel mechanisms for the causes of familial Parkinson's disease.

Faculty Spotlight: Carolyn Wessinger

How do organisms generate complex structures? This is a question that excites Carolyn Wessinger, Ph.D., and assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Dallas lab published a new study in PNAS Nexus

Learn more about the 1918 H1N1 influenza and 2020 SARS-CoV-2 diseases and their transmission

Dr. Tammi Richardson published a review article in the Journal of Plankton Research

Discover Cryptophytes, the colorful phytoplankton that populate ponds and oceans.

Keely Duff published a Research Highlights article in eNeuro

Discover ORANGE-CAKE, a new technique for labeling endogenous proteins

Dr. Kristy Welshhans receives a grant from the Whitehall Foundation

Funding will support research on the role of local translation in circuit development

The Fu lab published a new Spotlight commentary in Trends in Plant Science

Learn more about nonhost resistance, a process by which plants are naturally resistant to most pathogens.

The Fu lab published a new Spotlight article in Molecular Plant

Discover the mechanisms by which plants fight against pathogens

Dr. Brian Hollis receives funding from the NSF

Funding will support research on the mechanisms leading to speciation

Dr. Beth Krizek awarded a grant from the NSF

Funding will support research on the molecular mechanisms that regulate organ growth in plants

Dr. Hexin Chen receives funding from the National Cancer Institute

Funding will support research aimed at preventing adaptive drug resistance

Dan Chappell receives the Cindy and Dan Carson Best Graduate Student paper award

Dr. Jim Morris awarded funding by the Maryland Environmental Service

The MEP is a not-for-profit public corporation providing innovative solutions to environmental problems.

The Speiser lab published a new study in Current Biology

Learn more about the helmets of Snapping shrimps and what they do!

Dr. Beth Krizek published a new study in the Journal of Experimental Botany

Discover the mechanisms that control the size of flowers

Dr. Jay Pinckney published a new study in Continental Shelf Research

Discover the benthic microalgae living in shallow nearshore shelf waters off Charleston.

Mary Mitchell and Dr. Melissa Ellermann published a new study in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Discover how long chain fatty acids impact bacterial virulence in the gut

Trenton Agrelius and Dan Chappell receive the 2022 Gerald and Antona Wilson Award

This Award recognizes research excellence in one's final year of graduate school.

The Dallas lab published a new study in Biology Letters

Learn more about the relationships between abundance of species and site occupancy

Logan Schuck receives the Kathryn Hinnant-Johnson, M.D. Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship recognizes a doctoral student for excellence in research in genetics.

Dr. Ben Stone awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Funding will support research on adaptive trait divergence in Pestemon

The Quattro lab published a new study in Marine and Freshwater Research

Discover how analysis of fish otolith can predict age

The Patel lab published a new study in Biomolecules

Discover how mutations in the PRKRA gene cause early-onset, progressive generalized dystonia.


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