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 FAU Jupiter campus webpage, and the Owl Research & Innovation Magazine.


September 24, 2021

FAU Receives NOAA Grant to Assess Shark Interactions with Fishing. Dr. Matt Ajemian in collaboration with researchers from Mississippi State University have received a $195,306 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


September 21, 2021

State-of-the-Art Microscope Blazes New Trail in Brain Imaging. FAU scientists are among the first in the state of Florida to capture 3D images of clusters of identified brain cells in the intact brain using a new, fully automated, microscope.


September 17, 2021

Blame It On the Brain. On FAU’s Jupiter campus, three powerhouse institutions are collectively nurturing a thriving neuroscience ecosystem and conducting cutting-edge research.


September 14, 2021

Fall 2021 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshops. The Fall 2021 RCR series, offered in partnership with MPFI, consists of four live Zoom modules covering core research competencies, best practices and guidelines for researchers.


September 10, 2021

FAU Kicks Off Fall 2021 Virtual ‘Research in Action’ Series. FAU's Division of Research "Research in Action" talk series on Zoom is free and open to the public. Each week, participants can listen to experts in their fields as they present their latest research.


September 6, 2021

IB Alumna Publishes Paper. Dr. Jennifer Krill, who worked in the laboratory of Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully, recently published a paper in a special edition of the Journal of Neurogenetics dedicated to Dr. Marla Sokolowski.


September 2, 2021

Biology Undergraduate Researcher Featured in CESCoS Student Spotlight. Jorge Torres is a pre-medical track student working towards a B.S. in Biological Sciences and member of the Tiny Earth Lab, researching antibiotic producing bacteria found in the soil.


August 30, 2021

Cures From the Deep. Soft-corals and sponges may be the key to curing diseases such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and triple negative breast cancer, and that’s the mission of HBOI’s Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Program.


August 27, 2021

IB PhD Alum Publishes Paper. Dr. Hersh Chaitin, who is a postdoc in Dr. Khalid Hanafy's laboratory, recently co-authored a paper in the scientific journal Reviews in the Neurosciences.


August 23, 2021

IB PhD Student Earns Gulf Research Program Fellowship. Kirstie Tandberg, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Wright, was awarded a Science Policy Fellowship through the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.


August 20, 2021

IB PhD Student Publishes Paper. Ryan Eckert, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Joshua Voss, co-authored a paper using a low-cost 3D method that rapidly measures disease impacts on coral reefs.


August 17, 2021

2021-2022 Graduate College Fellowship Recipients. Congratulations to all Biology students that received a Graduate College Fellowship!


August 13, 2021

What's Killing Coral Reefs in Florida is Also Killing Them in Belize. A study is the first to offer evidence that nitrogen enrichment from land-based sources like sewage is driving macroalgal blooms and causing massive decline in hard coral cover in the Belize Barrier Reef.


August 9, 2021

Celebrating Fintastic Fish. We are celebrating shark awareness to commemorate research and conservation of 500 unique species of sharks.


August 6, 2021

HBOI Scientists Help Debilitated Sea Turtles in Rehab Get the Right Diet. For debilitated sea turtles in rehabilitation, part of the healing process is to provide a species-specific, balanced diet that provides nutrition similar to that of a wild diet.


August 2, 2021

IB PhD Student Named 2022 Knauss Finalist. Kate Shlepr, who worked in the laboratory of Dr. Dale Gawlik, was recently named a finalist for the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program!



Updated September 24, 2021