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Biological Sciences News

Biology News

University of Idaho Science Major Wins National Goldwater Scholarship for 2022-2023

Posted 4/12/2022 6:19:00 PM

A University of Idaho junior double majoring in biochemistry, and molecular biology and biotechnology, is this year’s Goldwater Scholarship recipient. Read more

A U of I-Led Study Identifies a Protein That Saves Cells From Formaldehyde Toxicity

Posted 5/28/2021 6:54:00 PM

A U of I-led study identified a protein that binds to formaldehyde and leads to a rapid cessation in growth and protein production. Read more

U of I-Led Study Finds Ongoing Evolution in Tasmanian Devils’ Response to Transmissible Cancer

Posted 5/26/2021 4:49:00 PM

University of Idaho researchers partnered with other scientists to study the evolution of Tasmanian devils in response to a unique transmissible cancer. Read more

Jagdish Patel and Colleagues Identify Natural Product That Inhibits Cancer Cells

Posted 5/19/2021 8:29:00 PM

Jagdish Patel worked with Canadian scientists to identify a natural product from actinomycete extracts that might be useful in combating cancer. Read more

U of I Researcher to Study STIs Using Biomimetic Models of the Female Reproductive Tract

Posted 4/27/2021 10:25:00 PM

Larry Forney from the Department of Biological Sciences will take part in a five-year grant that was awarded to an interdisciplinary team. Read more

Campus Can Crushers Recycle More Than 81,500 Cans Across U of I Campus

Posted 4/16/2021 6:13:00 PM

This story by Lynsey Amundson was published by KIVI-TV in Boise on April 15, 2021. This article is reposted with permission. Read more

Two U of I Students Will Receive Prestigious Goldwater Research Scholarships

Posted 4/7/2021 8:54:00 PM

Two U of I students were selected from a nationwide pool to receive the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Read more

Forney Awarded Visiting Endowed Chair at University of Puerto Rico

Posted 2/22/2021 10:56:00 PM

Professor Larry J. Forney has been awarded the Hispanics in Research Capability Visiting Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research. Read more

Paper Explores Use of Shell Material to Gather DNA From Mollusks

Posted 2/19/2021 7:34:00 PM

Kelly Martin, Christine Parent and Lisette Waits produced a paper exploring the use of unconventional DNA sources from mollusks. Read more

Biology Professor Recognized by Alma Mater for Success, Service and Leadership

Posted 2/17/2021 10:48:00 PM

Professor Jim Bull has been recognized as the 2021 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus by Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences. Read more

Zebrafish May Hold Clues for Retinal Regeneration in Humans

Posted 11/19/2020 10:17:00 PM

Diana Mitchell received direct funding to study the microglia and macrophages that enable zebrafish to regenerate damaged neurons in their retina. Read more

WWAMI Faculty Awarded $99,000 NIH Grant to Research Underlying Causes of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 11/5/2020 11:00:00 PM

Three faculty members were awarded a grant to improve understanding of the interaction between diet, the gut’s microbiome and the host. Read more

Diana Mitchell to Present at NIH Virtual IDeA PI Meeting

Posted 9/16/2020 10:10:00 PM

Diana Mitchell was selected to present her abstract “Retinal Development and Regeneration from a Microglial Perspective” at the NIH IDeA PI meeting. Read more

Diana Mitchell Receives NIH Grant

Posted 9/9/2020 9:59:00 PM

Diana Mitchell, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded a $1.25 million R01 grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research will span five years and seeks to determine the function of immune cell populations in the regeneration of the zebrafish retina. Read more

U of I Students Receive National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

Posted 5/5/2020 8:35:00 PM

Four University of Idaho student-researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowships for 2020. Read more

U of I Announces Awards for Excellence to Faculty, Staff

Posted 4/24/2020 6:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the University Awards for Excellence for 2019-20 to faculty and staff Read more

University of Idaho Faculty and Staff Works to Develop Cure for COVID-19

Posted 4/20/2020 7:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Read more

U of I, Regional Universities Model Intervention Strategies for Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted 4/16/2020 12:04:00 AM

University of Idaho faculty are partnering with other universities to model intervention strategies across Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Faculty Named Best Educators in General Education Areas

Posted 4/10/2020 11:58:00 PM

Last May, the university was asked to name faculty to represent the best educators in the six general education areas referred to as “The Ways of Knowing” for the Idaho State Board of Education General Education Teaching Awards. Read more

Two U of I Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

Posted 4/9/2020 8:44:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 — University of Idaho juniors Beth Hoots and Isabell Strawn have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars. Read more


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