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 26, 2022

IBMO PhD Candidate Publishes Paper. Cody Mott, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Milton, recently co-authored a paper in Molecular Ecology Resources.

 

September 20, 2022

Biology Professor Featured on NBC Nightly News. Dr. Jeanette Wyneken was featured in a segment titled "Climate change causing more turtles to be born female."

 

September 16, 2022

New Director of the Environmental Science Program. Dr. Tiffany Roberts Briggs was named as the new Director of the Environmental Science Program.

 

September 13, 2022

IBES PhD Candidate Wins Award. Daniel Alempijevic, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Detwiler, was awarded the Best Student Paper of 2021 by the American Journal of Primatology at the American Society of Primatologist conference in Denver.

 

September 9, 2022

IBNS PhD Candidate Publishes Paper. Akshay Naraine, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully, recently published a paper in Scientific Reports and featured in the FAU News Desk and other media outlets such as The Independent.

 

September 6, 2022

IBBS PhD Student Publishes Paper. Oliver Pelletier, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Janet Robishaw, co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

 

September 2, 2022

Biology Undergraduate Researchers in OURI Annual Summer Research Showcase. Congratulations to all the undergraduate researchers that presented their work from the following laboratories: Dr. Nwadiuto Esiobu, Dr. Evelyn Frazier, Dr. Marianne Porter, and Dr. Sarah Milton. See here for the list of awardees and photos!

 

August 30, 2022

IBBS PhD Candidate Publishes Paper. Paola Gonzalez-Lerma, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully, recently published a paper in the scientific journal microPublication Biology.

 

August 26, 2022

Study First to Explore ‘Walking’ Shark Movements in Early Life Stages. Dr. Marianne Porter, associate professor and senior lead author, is part of a team researching the newly-discovered walking shark that breaks all of the rules for survival.

 

August 22, 2022

IBNS PhD Candidate Publishes Paper. Morgan Slevin, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Rindy Anderson, recently co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Field Ornithology.

 

August 16, 2022

FAU Experts Featured in National Geographic's SHARKFEST. The research of FAU Marine Lab principal investigators, graduate students, and alumni are featured in several National Geographic SHARKFEST programs. 

 

August 12, 2022

Social Media Spotlight: @faumarinelab. Check out this scan from a stingray!⁠ Did you know that stingrays are related to sharks? Stingrays and sharks are considered to be a part of the class elasmobranchs, which is also known as cartilaginous fish. The picture shows the bottom of the stingray, which is where their mouth is located.

 

August 9, 2022

Student Spotlight: Morton Fellow and Soar-in-4 Scholar. Michelle Gras, an undergraduate researcher who works with Dr. Shailaja Allani and Dr. Herbert Weissbach, is both a member of the Soar-in-4 program that provides high-achieving student research opportunities and mentorship, and she is also a Morton Fellow.

 

August 5, 2022

Biology Alumna Interviewed by CESCOS. Deborah Santos de Azevedo, who worked with the Elasmobranch Shark Laboratory as a field research assistant, is a marine biologist and multicultural shark researcher that was recently named a National Geographic Young Explorer! Check out her recent interview.

 

August 1, 2022

Brain Bites: The Neuroscience of Addiction with Dr. Judith Grisel. Tune into the newest episode of "Brain Bites: a bite-sized neuroscience podcast" featuring Dr. Judith Grisel, Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University, discussing the impacts of drugs and addiction in the brain on a biological level.

 

 

Updated September 26, 2022