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COS Staff and Faculty Award Winners

Biological Sciences' faculty and staff won several awards at the 2017 College of Science Staff and Faculty Awards. The awards will be presented at the COS Awards Reception at 3:30 to 5 p.m. on March 30, 2017 at the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center.

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David Tank wins UI Presidential Mid-Career Award

The Biological Sciences professor and director of the Stillinger Herbarium is the 2016/2017 recipient of the Presidential Mid-Career Award.

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Robison wins UI Teaching Award

Dr. Barrie Robison, Professor of Biological Sciences, received the University of Idaho Teaching Excellence Award for 2016/2017.

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2016 Alumni Award for Excellence - Student Accomplishments

Biological Sciences had three students that earned this prestigious award: Laura Jenkins, inspired by Dr. James Nagler; Yvonne Nyavor, inspired by Dr. Onesmo Balemba; and Sierra Turner, inspired by Dr. Nicole Grieshaber.

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Study Identifies Steelhead Kelt ‘Consecutive’ Or ‘Skip’ Spawners; Aids Management, Could Raise Returns

A study done in the Pierce and Nagler labs, in collaboration with the Yakama Nation

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Journal Club: Can transmissible vaccines have a major role in eradicating disease?

A mathematical model of vaccine transmission through a population.

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How Evolution Can Make Video Game Minions Into Big Bads

Natural selection is about to make the leap into digital worlds.

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Yeast Gene Rapidly Evolves to Attack Viruses

Research in Dr. Paul Rowley's lab has promising results.

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Tool Developed for Identifying New Species

Tool useful for scientists who study evolution and ecology.

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Evolution in Your Computer

UI video game studio brings students of many disciplines together.

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The Devil and the DNA Details

UI researcher’s expertise helps uncover hope for the cancer-plagued Tasmanian devil.

More about Paul Hohenlohe's 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.

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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