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.


July 24, 2017

USA Today Interview. Dr. Marianne Porter, Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, discusses Olympic legend Michael Phelp's chances racing a shark. 


July 21, 2017

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. FAU was well-represented by faculty and students from across several campuses at the 2017 large national conference. Congratulations to Sarah Hoffmann, IB Ph.D. student in Dr. Porter's laboratory, for receiving an award in the student talk competition! 


July 18, 2017

Good Morning America Interview. Dr. Stephen Kajiura, Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, discusses great white sharks with GMA hosts as they discuss actor Rob Lowe's encounter with a great white shark off the California coast.


July 14, 2017

FAU -SCI Partnership Yields First CareersFAU’s new workforce training partnership with Sancilio & Company (SCI), a Riviera Beach-based biotech company, has yielded new careers for recent graduates.


July 10, 2017

Avian Expert Awarded Scientific Product Grant. Wildlife Acoustics, Inc. has awarded a Scientific Product Grant to Rindy Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Anderson will receive acoustic recording units to further her research on Bachman's sparrow.


July 5, 2017

Research In Action. Anthropology researchers led by Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., are studying a little known monkey population living in Dania Beach. The video features Missy Williams, IB PhD candidate, and Daniel Alempijevic, MSc Environmental Science student. 


June 28, 2017

Former Biology Honors Thesis Program Student Making Waves in SNMA. Congratulations to Sergeine Lezeau on being chosen to serve as the Publications Committee Co-Chair and Journal Editor of the Student National Medical Association’s (SNMA) National Committee Chair.  


June 26, 2017

Loggerhead turtle nests facing new threats. Dr. Marguerite Koch-Rose of the Biological Sciences Department along with researchers at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center were interviewed on WPTV to discuss rising threats to South Florida nesting grounds and sea turtle populations. 


June 23, 2017

FAU Biology Student Named Florida Student of the Year. Congratulations to Tevin Ali, recent B.S. Biological Sciences Graduate for receiving the prestigious award from the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FloridaACE). 


June 15, 2017

The Mystery of the Wild Monkeys of Dania. Congratulations to Integrative Biology PhD student Missy Williams and Dr. Kate Detwiler, her advisor, for getting their research featured in the summer issue of Gold Coast magazine (page 58).


June 8, 2017

Biology Master's student wins award. Congratulations to Danielle Dodge of the Voss laboratory for winning “Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation” at the 2017 Benthic Ecology Meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


June 2, 2017

Dr. Nate Dorn Reignites Research Collaboration. Dr. Dorn recently restarted a collaboration and currently has four funded research projects totaling more than $640K.


May 29, 2017

Biology Scholarship Recipients. Congratulations to this year's Biological Sciences Department scholarship recipients and their advisors! 


May 26, 2017

Decoding the Songs of Bachman Sparrow. FAU researchers in the Biological Sciences Department are listening to the songs of Bachman Sparrows to determine communication patterns. 


May 18, 2017

The FAU Hall of Fame & Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to Dr. Phil DeYoung and his mentor Dr. Ram Narayanan of the Biological Sciences Department for receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award! 


May 12, 2017

The Flies on the Beach 2017 Research Symposium. This year the annual Drosophila Neurobiology Research Symposium welcomed over 80 Drosophila researchers from south Florida to FAU's John D. MacArthur Jupiter campus.   


May 5, 2017

The John Nambu Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. These are exciting and once-in-a-lifetime chances to perform research in sophisticated neuroscience labs. Congratulations to the 2017 Nambu REU scholarship recipients! 


April 28, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, as one of three award recipients for the inaugural presentation of the 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement.  The award recognizes outstanding faculty accomplishment in the exercise of one’s professional expertise in collaboration with the community that addresses a community identified need and supports the goals and mission of the University and the community.


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