Undergraduate students Rachel Maile and Matthew Duggan published a new study in Ecology and Evolution
Discover how they used AI to analyze images taken by camera traps deployed in Chernobyl
Dr. Kristen Hogan receives the 2023 Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation
The Fu lab published a new Spotlight commentary in Molecular Plant
Learn more about the fight against plant parasitic nematodes
The Wessinger lab published a new study in Integrative & Comparative Biology
Learn more about petal color and pigments in Penstemon flowers
The Armstrong lab published a book chapter in Germline Stem Cells
Learn more about the manipulations that can be done in Drosophila to investigate how germline stem cells are controlled.
Dr. Shannon Davis receives a grant from the NIH
Funding will support research on the development of the pituitary gland.
Sarah Stone and Dr. Josh Stone published a new study in Ecology and Evolution
Discover the Chaetognaths, one of the most abundant phyla of zooplankton
The Xu lab published a new study in PNAS
Discover the genetic programs that control floral induction
Matt Bruner receives the Jefferey Barnsdale Memorial Graduate Teaching Award 2023
The award recognizes biology graduate students for their excellence and superior performance as a teaching assistant.
Dr. Andy Schumpert receives an Innovative Pedagogy Grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence
Innovative Pedagogy Grants support the revision or development of courses through pedagogically sound and innovative strategies.
Tricia Simon receives a graduate student award at Discover USC
Learn more about Tricia's work on drug-induced dystonia
Dr. Jay Pinckney and his colleagues receive a grant from the NSF
Funding will support research on the benthic microalgal subsidy in estuarine ecosystems
Congratulations to our 2023 Magellan Scholars!
The Magellan Scholar Program was created to enrich the academic experience of our undergraduates through research
Open House at the A.C. Moore Herbarium
Have you seen signs for the A.C. Moore Herbarium on the second floor of Coker Life Sciences and wondered, what is an herbarium?
New Faculty Bring New Expertise to the Department
We are always excited to have new faculty join the department, as new faculty bring new expertise and ideas that enrich our biological research and teaching. Drs. Melissa Ellerman, Tad Dallas, and Eric LoPresti had the challenge of joining the department during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have launched exciting research projects despite the pandemic related difficulties.
Greetings from the Chair
Happy spring from all of us in Biological Sciences! We are approaching the end of the semester -- the time when undergraduates start to receive news about summer jobs or internships, graduate students schedule defenses in time for August graduation, and faculty are wrapping up their courses for the academic year. In the department, spring also is a time of faculty hiring.
The Waldman lab published a new study in DNA repair
Discover how Progerin contributes to normal and accelerated aging
Dr. Andy Schumpert and his colleagues awarded an Integrative and Experiential Learning Community of Practice Grant
Funds will support the creation of a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience
Kristen Fisher, Anne Marie Ventrone and Heather Bruck recognized by the NSF
Dr. Ward Watt contributed to a new study published in Science Advances
Learn more about alternative life history strategies
Dr. Kristy Welshhans awarded an R01 from the NIH
Funding will support research on the role of local protein synthesis in the formation of neuronal connectivity.
Laurent Duverglas awarded a Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship
Funding will support research on the effects of tri-trophic interactions on the population dynamics of herbivores.
Dr. Josh Stone awarded a grant from the NSF
Funding will support research on the role of Rhizaria in the oligotrophic ocean
New publication by Gabriella Spatola and Dr. Tim Mousseau featured in Nature and the New York Times
Discover what Chernobyl's stray dogs could teach us about radiation