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Department of Biological Sciences


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

New species of Caulobacter bacteriophages named after Dr. Bert Ely!

Meet the new Bertelyvirus!

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.

Welcome to Dr. Melissa Ellermann, our new Assistant Professor

Learn more about Dr. Ellermann's research on the gut microbiota!

Congratulations to Dr. Hexin Chen on his promotion to full professor

Full professors have achieved recognition as experts in their field at a national and international level.

Congratulations to our new Magellan scholars!

The Magellan Scholar program was created by UofSC to enrich the academic experience of our undergraduates through research opportunities in all disciplines.

The Twiss lab published an article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Discover the mechanisms that allow axons to extend for tremendously long distances in our body

The Waldman lab published a new study in the journal DNA repair

Learn more about the role of Progerin, a protein found at high levels in patients with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome


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