Dr. Josh Stone and collaborators awarded a grant from the NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System
The NEERS Science Collaborative supports collaborative research that addresses coastal management problems important to reserves.
Nitin Ravikanthachari and Malia Olson receive awards from the Lepidopterists' Society
The Lepidopterists' Society provides several awards for accomplishments related to the study of Lepidoptera.
Dr. Tim Mousseau published a new article in Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Learn more about the long lasting effects of the nuclear accident that occurred in Chernobyl in 1986
The Fu lab published a new study in Molecular Plant
Discover how plants resist to pathogens while maintaining their growth
Dr. Joe Quattro awarded a grant from the National Park Service
Funding will support research in the Congaree National Park
Dr. Nate Senner awarded a two year grant from the NSF
Funding will allow the study of long-distance migratory birds and their response to environmental changes
The work of Dr. Beth Krizek highlighted in the Journal of Experimental Botany
Learn more about the development of flowers
Drs. Cory Weaver and Fabienne Poulain published an article in Development
Learn more about imaging the developing brain
Dr. Carrie Wessinger awarded a MIRA from the NIH!
The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) provides support for the program of research in an investigator's laboratory.
Dr. Jeff Twiss awarded a grant from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation
Funding will support studies on regeneration after spinal cord injury.
Dr. Maria Stager published a new study in Nature Communications
Discover how individuals adapt to environmental variation throughout their lifetime.
Dr. Maria Stager selected for an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
Learn more about Maria's exciting research on environmental adaptation
Dr. Carrie Wessinger awarded a 5-year grant from the NSF!
Funding will allow the study of convergent floral adaptation in Penstemon
The Senner lab and collaborators published a new study in the journal Wader Study
Learn more about an enormous flock of declining shorebird recently discovered in South Carolina
GABS has new officers!
GABS is the representative body for graduate students in the Biological Sciences Department
Dr. Michelle Passerotti highlighted in Women of Fisheries
Learn more about Michelle's journey to obtaining her PhD
Long-term zooplankton sampling project reaches 1,000 samples!
Learn more about a 40-year zooplankton time series in North Inlet Estuary
The Krizek lab published a new study in the Journal of Experimental Botany
Learn more about the development of floral organs
Dr. Mingli Xu published a new study in the journal Plant Physiology
Learn more about the shade tolerance syndrome of plants developing under low intensity light.
Dr. Zhengqing Fu co-authored a review article in Trends in Plant Science
Discover how a peptide protects citrus plants from greening disease.
Dr. Johannes Stratmann awarded an NSF grant!
Learn more about EAGER, a novel approach to study green leaf volatile perception
Stephanie Ackerson receives the Cindy and Dan Carson Best Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award
Learn more about the cell's responses to DNA damage
The Ely lab published two new articles in Plos One
Learn more about the evolution of bacterial genomic content and discover the types of interactions Caulobacter bacteria have with their host plant
Jenny Linscott awarded the inaugural Lanyon Award from the American Ornithological Society
AOS's Young Investigator Lanyon Award recognizes the early-career ornithologist who authors the best synthesis/review paper in an AOS journal.
Dr. Louis Berrios awarded an NSF post-doctoral fellowship!
Louis will join Dr. Kabir Peay's lab at Stanford University to work on plant development
Dr. Andy Schumpert wins the 2021 South Carolina Open Educational Resources award
This award is given to faculty who strive to make educational researches more accessible to students to cut down on financial burdens.
Congratulations to our new ASPIRE Award winners
Through the ASPIRE program, UofSC faculty can compete for funding to begin a promising new research endeavor for later external funding, build up a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project and/or invest in the university's research infrastructure.
Matt Zdradzinski interviewed by the Journal of Cell Science
"First Person" is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers.
Dr. Nate Senner awarded a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey
Funding will allow the identification of migratory stopover sites for Hudsonian Godwits
Dr. Kristen Hogan awarded the UofSC Integrity Award
The UofSC Integrity Award recognizes a faculty who proactively and effectively implements a culture of academic integrity, shows care and concern both for students and their development, and promotes the Carolinian Creed.
Matt Zdradzinski awarded the the Kathryn Hinnant-Johnson, M.D. Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship recognizes a doctoral student for excellence in research in genetics.
Dan Chappell and Rachel Schomaker receive a Jeffery Barnsdale Memorial Fellowship
The Jeffery Barnsdale Memorial Fellowship recognizes biology graduate students for their excellence and superior performance as a teaching assistants.
Luke Wilde awarded an overall UofSC Masters student achievement award
The Masters student achievement award is given to two Masters students who have excelled in their field of study.
Payton Ramsey receives a Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award!
The Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award is given to a graduating senior for exemplary leadership and for making significant contributions to the Carolina community.
Congratulations to our new Magellan scholars!
The Magellan Scholar program was created by the UofSC to enrich the academic experience of our undergraduates through research opportunities in all disciplines.
Michelle Passerotti, Olivia Spead and Bennie Ukhueduan received the Gerald and Antona Wilson Award in Biological Sciences
the Gerald and Antona Wilson scholarship is awarded to graduate students completing their final semester
Matt Duggan awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship was established by Congress in 1986 to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater.
Letter from the new Chair Dr. Tammi Richardson
Welcome to the second edition of our Biological Sciences Alumni Newsletter, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come!
Dr. Marj Pena awarded a Distinguished Research Service Award
The Distinguished Research Service Award from the VPR's office is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to UofSC's research community.
Marco Hernandez awarded a four-year Fellowship from the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program
Open to prospective and current doctoral students, this program prepares underrepresented minority students to become professors.
Julian Garcia Walther writes in The Conversation about his research on bird migration
Discover how climate change is influencing the development and survival of the little-known shorebird Calidris canutus roselaari.
The Twiss lab published a new study in the Journal of Cell Science
Discover how different mRNA isoforms localize to the axon during nerve regeneration
Dr. Ron Benner receives the Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award
The Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award honors major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology and oceanography, including research, education, and service to the community and society.
Dr. Nathan Senner talks in an REI video about his joined passions: research and running!
Discover how a mouse has evolved to become the most extreme endurance athlete on the planet
Jenny Linscott and Dr. Nathan Senner published a new study in the journal Ornithological Applications
Discover the many reasons why birds make stops during their migratory journeys
Dr. Sofia Lizarraga and her lab members Mara Cowen and Paul Brito Vargas published a new study in Science Translational Medicine
Learn more about the mechanisms causing Christianson syndrome, a neurological disease associated with reduced brain growth.
Jennifer Linscott wrote a book review for the Incubator for Teaching Innovation
Learn more about "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters"
The Patel lab published a new study in Biochemical Journal
Discover how our innate immunity detects viral pathogenic molecules and initiates antiviral signaling via pattern recognition receptors.
Dr. Melissa Ellermann's recent study featured in a science podcast!
Discover how to inhibit Escherichia coli virulence in the intestinal epithelium.
Alexia Crockett publishes a Research Highlights in eNeuro
Learn more about a protein that influences fear by acting on microtubules in oligodendrocytes
The Speiser lab published a new study in the journal Arthropod Structure & Development
Learn more about the orbital hoods that cover the head and eyes of the snapping shrimp!
Michelle Passerotti received a Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award
The UofSC Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award recognizes exceptional graduate students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and make considerable contributions to research and scholarly activities in their field.
Dr. Jay Pinckney received a Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award
The UofSC Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award celebrates senior faculty who take a multifaceted approach to inspiring excellence in research.
Discoveries from the Lizarraga lab featured in Spectrum news!
Learn more about the genetic causes and mechanisms of autism spectrum disorders
Alex Barth, Jake Swanson, and Mani Raja Keerthi awarded a SPARC Graduate Research Grant
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity, or SPARC, Graduate Research Grant is a merit-based award designed to ignite research and creative excellence across all disciplines at UofSC.