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Moscow, ID 83844-3051

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Sukeena Places in Competition!
Josh Sukeena, in the Fuerst lab, takes second place at NW Developmental Biology Conference poster session.
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Hardwick et al in PLOS!
Kayla Hardwick, biology major, publishes research done on White Sands lizards
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Catherine Brands in the lab doing data analysis
From Research to Teaching
Hill Fellowship winner Catherine Brands plans to translate her research experiences to Idaho’s classrooms
» Read about Brands' research
microscopic view of the ebola virus
Confronting Ebola with Computers
New working group uses advanced modeling techniques to understand evolution, spread of deadly virus
» Learn how modeling is helping fight Ebola
Fall 2014 Graduating Seniors
Introducing the Fall 2014 Graduating Seniors!
Mitchell published in Science
Biology faculty member, Diana Mitchell, published alongside 2014 Nobel Prize Winner for research using lattice light microscopy.
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A green Anole on a log.
Research Reveals Rapid Evolution
UI professor uses DNA-sequencing tools to understand how Florida anoles adapted quickly to invading species
» Read about the green anoles adaption
Dr. Des Roches Published!
Des Roches, formerly in the Harmon lab, discusses her research of the white sands lizards.
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Harmon Student in
Kayla Hardwick, of Luke Harmon's lab, featured in article on natural selection in
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Student Research Expo 2014
As one of the signature events for the college, each year's participation continues to grow.
» More about the 2014 Student Research Expo
Justin Anast
Building an Education
Microbiology major gets valuable hands-on experience in virology lab
» Read about Justin and his research
Dr. Forney in The Scientist!
UI Distinguished Professor Larry Forney discusses research findings in The Scientist.
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Chris Marx
Examining Evolutionary Paths
Biology professor predicts bacterial evolution to protect, help humans
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Onesmo Balemba
Balemba Receives Dyess Faculty Fellowship for FY 2015!
Balemba awarded for strong commitment to undergraduate research
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The bottom of gecko's feet.
Discovering Geckos’ Sticky Secrets
Biology and engineering researcher investigates the tiny structures that give geckos their incredible climbing power – helping humans answer evolutionary questions and create high–tech materials.
» Read about the research on geckos' climbing power
Kami Cole participated in the 2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Session.
2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Session Winners
The Department of Biological Sciences’ 2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Session was held on Wednesday, May 7. This event provided the opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research.
» Find out the winners of the Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Eva Top 2014
Dr. Eva Top, Professor of Biology in the University of Idaho College of Science and IBEST.
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Elizabeth Brandon
Elizabeth earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from the College of Science.
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Connor McCormick
From East Glacier, MT., Connor received the College of Science John B. George Award.
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Kaitlyn "Kait" Miller
Kait was recognized as an outstanding senior from the Department of Biological Sciences and received the Dean's Award.
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Research Poster Session
Undergraduate researchers will present their projects during the annual departmental poster session
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Jack Sullivan interviewed in Heredity
Sullivan discusses divergence with gene flow in the recent chipmunk radiation.
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Graduate Student Published in Animal Conservation
Denim Jochimsen, a graduate student in Luke Harmon's lab, discusses her research on the influence of ecology and landscape on snake road mortality in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.
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Textbook Published!
Dr. John Byers, Biology Faculty, publishes book on animal behavior.
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Sun shining on a yellow maple leaf in the cool fall. Photo by Simon Uribe-Convers
Discovering a Frosty Tale of Plant Evolution
Biology professor David Tank joins international team to create massive time-scaled evolutionary tree for land plants, explore history of adaptations for cold climates
» Read more about David Tank's research
A wild mouse invesitgating his environment
Understanding Invasives With Mathematical Models
Biology professor Scott Nuismer publishes study complicating methods for predicting species invasiveness
» Read more about Scott's study
A Toast to Idaho Wine
Angie Shaltry ’99, Boise, fermented her first fruit while a sophomore in Patricia Hartzell’s Microbiology 250 class. After earning her microbiology degree and interning with award-winning wineries in California, Shaltry established Périple winery.
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Kasia Dziewanowska receives Poland's Golden Cross of Merit at her home in Moscow
One Researcher's Lifelong Dedication
UI scientist, mentor Katarzyna Dziewanowska honored by home country before dying of cancer
» Read more about Kasia's research and life
Sex-Specific Transcriptional Responses of the Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Brain Selenoproteome to Acute Sodium Selenite Supplementation
Dr Benner discusses her findings from researching the role of selenoprotein P in the brain and its possible relationship to anxiety-related behaviors.
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Pete Fuerst
Reading the Book of the Brain
Pete Fuerst's lab studies the intricate connections of the neural network
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magnified water drops
2013 Undergraduate Research Poster Session Winners
The Department of Biological Sciences’ 2013 Undergraduate Research Poster session was held on Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Commons Aurora Room. This event provided the opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research. Faculty volunteers judged the posters, and winners were announced at the “All Department Barbeque” that followed. Prizes were awarded to the students with the top five ranking posters.
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