Biological Sciences News Releases
Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:17:00 -0700The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem will host the first Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases six-day course in June 2018. This course provides accessible, condensed training and knowledge networking for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology, cutting edge technology and tools, expertise and resources for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans.
Posted Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:46:00 -0700Billie Swalla, director of Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, will give a presentation at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in TLC 047 on "Origin, Evolution and Development of the Chordates." The talk is part of the College of Science's Randall Seminar Series. In addition, Swalla will participate in a discussion on "Sexism in STEM Fields" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Bogey's at the UI Golf Course.
Posted Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:03:00 -0700The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Coordinator of Advising. For more information and to apply, click here. Read more
Posted Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0700New research from the University of Idaho has identified two genetic mutations in bacteria that help explain how some bacteria evolve and retain resistance to multiple antibiotics. The results, published Aug. 7 in Nature, could play a role in helping scientists slow or stop the spread of antibiotic resistance to multiple drugs, something responsible for 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more
Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0700Two genetic mutations could be key to understanding how bacteria retain antibiotic resistance, according to a team led by University of Idaho researchers. Read more
Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:50:00 -0700During the 2017 Idaho INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Summer Research Conference in August, seven University of Idaho students took home prestigious awards for their presentations on their summer research in the INBRE program. The conference brought together upward of 220 students, faculty, and staff from 11 institutions of higher education in Idaho. This included 125 undergraduates, who competed in three categories.
Posted Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0700A team led by University of Idaho researchers is calling into question a widely publicized 2016 study that concluded eastern and red wolves are not distinct species, but rather recent hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes. In a comment paper that published today in the journal Science Advances, the team examines the previous study and argues that its genomic data and analyses do not definitively prove recent hybridization — but rather provide support for the genetic and evolutionary distinctiveness of red and eastern wolves. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:57:00 -0700Ten University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding through the Office of Research and Economic Development 2017 Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university. Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:18:00 -0700James Foster, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Idaho College of Science, has earned a lifetime achievement award from an international academic society for his contributions to evolutionary computing in Europe.
Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0700Biochemist and biophysicist Michael J. Smerdon will discuss the important role the protein chromatin plays in repairing DNA at the University of Idaho College of Science’s 12th annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the UI Menard Law Building Courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:05:00 -0700The College of Science will honor faculty and staff award winners and retirees during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Read more
Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700When agriculture helps pollinators, pollinators help agriculture, according to a research review published today by an international group of experts, including a University of Idaho researcher. Read more
Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:02:00 -0800University of Idaho researchers will discuss their work with microbes at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute's Science After Hours "A Multitude of Microbes" event from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St. in Moscow. Read more
Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:22:00 -0800People around the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s incredible contributions to science on Feb. 12, International Darwin Day. Today, they can celebrate him again by blasting evolving digital aliens in a new video game created by University of Idaho students, “Darwin’s Demons.”
Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800A new project from the University of Idaho brings scientific research to life in art form, revealing a deep kinship inherent in seemingly disparate disciplines. Read more
Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:22:00 -0800University of Idaho researchers from Paul Hohenlohe's biological sciences lab will discuss their work at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute's Science After Hours "Hohenlohe Lab Takeover: DNA, Disease and Devils" event from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Last Frontier Pizza, 100 W. Fourth Street.
Posted Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:42:00 -0800The UI Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has awarded Undergraduate Research Grants to 22 students from across six colleges. Each grant will support a faculty-mentored student research project during spring semester 2017. The student projects are diverse and range from studies of Galapagos snails to hydrogen fuel cells to nutritional intervention for nurses.
Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:39:00 -0800University of Idaho researchers from Christine Parent's biological sciences lab will discuss their work at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute's Science After Hours "Parent Lab Takeover: Spiders, Snails and Flies, Oh My!" event from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. Read more
Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:11:00 -0700University of Idaho researchers will discuss their river- and stream-related work at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute's Science After Hours "A Focus on Flowing Water" event from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at White Pine Gear Exchange and Fly Shop, 309 S. Main St. in Moscow. Read more
Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:13:00 -0700On the surface, the Idaho giant salamander and the coastal giant salamander look almost identical. But their genes prove they’re actually distinct species — a phenomenon biologists call “cryptic species.”