Faculty Features

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
False-color image of Europa’s trailing northern hemisphere showing numerous ridges (red) and band (light colored) features. Subduction zones may also be present in the study area and are identified by arrows.
Exploring Europa’s Mysteries
Geological sciences professor Simon Kattenhorn discovers evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s icy moon
» Explore Jupiter's Earth-like moon
Teachers practicing using techniques learned during the Making Mathematics Reasoning Explicit program.
Beyond ‘Math Magic’
Teachers in joint UI-WSU program learn new ways to help students understand, apply math.
» Read about the Making Mathematics Reasoning Explicit program
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
Sunrise shining on the University of Idaho Administraion building
College of Science Recipients | Excellence Awards
College of Science faculty recognized during the Excellence Awards held on April 29, 2014.
» Congratulations to our faculty
Professor David McIlroy
Big Award for Tiny Research
Physics Professor David McIlroy Recognized with Idaho NSF EPSCoR Award for Work with Nanomaterials
» More about Professor McIlroy's work with nanotechnology
climate change scientists' base camp in Asia
A High View of Climate Change
UI geography researchers contribute to international studies of climate change
» Learn More about U of I researchers contributions to the study of climate change
A sun glint off the methane see on Staturn's moon Titan
Waves on an Alien World
UI physics researchers find first evidence of waves in Titan’s methane seas
» Read about Professor Jason Barnes's research
A volcano on a Galapagos island
Unearthing the Galápagos Story
Geology professor Dennis Geist studies the surprising geology deep beneath the Galápagos Islands
» Read more about Dennis's research
UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn’s Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission
A team of NASA researchers around the nation, including Physics Assistant Professor Jason Barnes and his team of students, revealed this week a new view of Saturn’s moon Titan.
» Reab more about Jason Barnes and Matt Hedman's work
Pete Fuerst
Reading the Book of the Brain
Pete Fuerst's lab studies the intricate connections of the neural network
» Read more about Pete's research
Luke Harmon in front of a projection of OneZoom.
Visualizing a Vast World
Biology profesor Luke Harmson helps develop website that brings the tree of life to life
» Read more about Luke's participation in OneZoom
Selective removal of CPDs (in green) from the viral DNA replication centers (BrdU label in red) after UV irradation of HCMV-infected cells
Investigating a Common Virus’ Damaging Effect on Cells
Lee Fortunato’s research method reveals how a virus responsible for birth defects co-opts a cell’s ability to repair itself.
» Learn more about Fortunato's research
graduate student holding a fawn
Pronghorn Research Solves Decades-Old Evolutionary Controversy
Does a male pronghorn antelope’s number of matings increase the number of offspring he has?
» Read more about John Byer's research and Bateman’s Slope
From Moscow to the Galapagos
Dennis Geist, recently named President of the Charles Darwin Foundation, brings Galapagos research home to Moscow.
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