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Making Connections

Dr. Peter Fuerst gets grant to study why adult neurons don’t make connections as easily as neurons during development

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Antibiotic Resistance

The Top lab has identified two genetic mutations in bacteria that help explain how some bacteria evolve and retain resistance to multiple antibiotics

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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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Discover Idaho’s Wildflowers with New App

University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium joins Northwest partners to make plant information available to the public.

Learn about Idaho's Wildflower App

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

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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Research Reveals Rapid Evolution

UI professor uses DNA-sequencing tools to understand how Florida anoles adapted quickly to invading species.

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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

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Yvonne Nyavor and Dr. Dave Pfeiffer Receive VIP Grant

Biological sciences graduate student and faculty member receive grant for use in mentoring high school students.

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Examining Evolutionary Paths

Biology professor predicts bacterial evolution to protect, help humans

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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

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.

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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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2018 College & Department Award Winners

The College of Science and Departmental Awards for the Class of 2018.

Congratulations to the 2018 award winners.

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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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


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