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Ryan Rykaczewski received McCausland Fellowship

Dr. Ryan Rykaczewski received the Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellowship of Biological Sciences.

Undergraduate Students Bantle, Brayton, and McKenzie received Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships

Three rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. This year's recipients are Alexis Bantle, Casey Brayton, and Patrick McKenzie.

A. C. Moore Herbarium surpasses 100,000 specimen records online

On Wednesday July 26, 2017 staff of the A. C. Moore Herbarium pushed a button that sent the total number of specimen records available for online browsing rocketing past 100,000!

Bert Ely won big NIH grant to continue Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

Bert Ely (PI) and Richard Hunt (co-PI, School of Medicine) won a big NIH grant to continue their Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program for underrepresented minority students.

Tammi Richardson and Jeff Dudycha received big NSF grant

Tammi Richardson and Jeff Dudycha were awarded a Dimensions of Biodiversity award from the NSF.

Jeff Dudycha received a five-year NSF grant

Jeff Dudycha was awarded a five-year award from the NSF.

Biology students receive prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships

Eight rising juniors at the University of South Carolina have been chosen as 2016 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars.

Graduate student Weier Bao authors paper in Gene with USC colleagues

The research provides new insight on the role of micro RNSs in the development of birds and reptiles.

Obituary John M. Herr Jr.

John Mervin Herr, Jr. (1930-2016) was one of my professors at the University of South Carolina, when I was an undergraduate biology major back in 1971.

Work of Jim Morris featured prominently in Post and Courier series on marine issues

Professor explores how lowcountry marshes respond to rising sea levels.

Work by USC Biology scientists Helmuth and Hilbish featured in the New York Times

Brian Helmuth, now at Northeastern University, Jerry Hilbish, and co-workers published an article in the Nature journal Scientific Data.

Look Back on 2016

In 2016, the Department of Biological Sciences excelled in many aspects of its core mission in teaching and research.

 

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