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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

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The Devil and the DNA Details

Biology researcher’s genetic analysis expertise helps scientists uncover hope for the cancer-plagued Tasmanian devil.

More about Tasmanian Devil Research >

An Ambassador for Research

Student virology researcher shares interdisciplinary work in D.C.

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Evolution Through Gaming

Polymorphic Gaming Studio creates video game to aid in teaching genetics.

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Evolving an Explanation

How a struggling lab experiment, a bacterium that pees and a curious UI professor are helping answer a mystery of biology.

Read about Chris Marx's mystery >

Meet Deidrie Briggs

Deidrie is the recipient of the Dean's Award which is awarded to the outstanding senior in each department.

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Meet Brandon Cornwell

Brandon is the recipient of the Dean's Award which is awarded to the outstanding senior in each department.

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Meet Justin Anast

Justin is the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. It is awarded to a graduating senior who has performed outstanding original research in science or mathematics.

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You're Not Just an Undergrad

Research opportunities give students a chance to apply knowledge.

Read about Peter Fuerst >

Understanding Environment and Anatomy

UI biology professor earns national award for research.

Learn about Prof. McGowan's research >

An Eye on Her Future

Lab work and activities help biology graduate Deidrie Briggs prepare for a career in optometry.

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2016 Faculty Accomplishments

Information about the accomplishments of our faculty.

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UI Excellence Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners in Biological Sciences!!

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TEDx Cultivates Opportunity for UI Students

Yvonne Nyavor, a neuroscience doctoral student from Ghana, Africa, is behind the student-led group bringing the renowned brand to University of Idaho.

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A Heart for Rural Medicine

College of Science graduate spent undergraduate career volunteering in free clinic, hopes to pursue medical degree.

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2016 Student Accomplishments

Information about the accomplishments, awards and publications of our students.

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Inspiring Women in STEM

When award-winning professor Holly Wichman arrived at UI, she was the first female faculty member in her department, and one of only two in her entire building.

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Exploring Islands of Life at Craters of the Moon

Katie Peterson will be showing off her research into geographically isolated populations at the upcoming Student Research Expo.

Read about Katie and her research >


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: (208) 885-6280

Fax: (208) 885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences