Biology Announcements

The following is a list of the latest news from the Department of Biological Sciences. For more general stories or announcements, please visit the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science homepage, the Jupiter Life Science Initiative webpage, and the Owl Research & Innovation Magazine.


April 13, 2017

Undergraduate Researcher of the Year for the College of Science. Congratulations to Sabah Ali, member of Dr. Rindy Anderson's laboratory. He is a shining example of the success of FAU's undergraduate research programs.


April 12, 2017

Do Songbirds Just Sound Smart? Dr. Rindy Anderson publishes first study to focus on song learning accuracy versus song complexity to test the theory that song is a measure of cognitive ability


April 11, 2017

New Way to Identify Sea Turtles' Sex. IB PhD student, Boris Tezak, and Drs. Jeanette Wyneken and Kathleen Guthrie publish a paper demonstrating a new way to identify baby sea turtles' gender. 


April 10, 2017

Seventh Annual FAU Broward Student Research Symposium. Congratulations to Saheed Oluwasina Oseni, Sanjoy Barman, Vannia Arana  and  Caitlyn Montero  who emerged as winners.


April 4, 2017

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017. Congratulations to the Department of Biological Sciences undergraduate winners for presenting their exciting research projects. 


March 30, 2017

Congratulations to IB graduate student winners of the 8th annual Graduate and Professional Research Day in the biology and marine sciences categories.


March 20, 2017

Shark Biology Study Highlighted in Nature Magazine. Dr. Marianne Porter’s original article is published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

MIssy Williams, a PhD student in the IB program, contributed to Sun-Sentinel article about a stray vervet monkey in the Rio Vista neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  


March 10, 2017

Rod Murphey, Ph. D., director of FAU’s Jupiter Life Science Initiative and chair of the Biological Sciences Department, and Randy Blakely, Ph. D., executive director of the FAU Brain Institute, were recently honored with “See the Light” awards at the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation's "Sweetness & Laughter Gala."

Anthony Singer (former Biology Honors Thesis program student) has been accepted into the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology graduate program at USF.

FAU Parking has announced a new shuttle to Jupiter starting March 13.


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