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.


December 4, 2023

Soaring High: Senior Daphney McCoy. Daphney McCoy, an undergraduate biology major in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has built a foundation of academic and personal accomplishments, including filing for her first provisional patent!


December 1, 2023

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series. The 2024 Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series, hosted by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is announced. This season includes live panel discussions with experts in the sciences and Q&A sessions from the audience. 


November 20, 2023

FAU Named Fulbright HSI Leader by the U.S. Department of State. Florida Atlantic University has been named as a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader for 2023, the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program.


November 15, 2023

FAU Receives Grant from Community Foundation of Broward. A new partnership between Florida Atlantic University and the Community Foundation of Broward extends mental health-focused research and educational programs 


November 10, 2023

Science In Seconds. Delve into the cutting-edge realm of artificial intelligence and its remarkable applications in the field of healthcare with Dr. Behnaz Ghoraani's groundbreaking research that focuses on the utilization of advanced AI algorithms to detect early signs of Alzheimer's Disease.


November 7, 2023

IB Alumna Publishes Paper. Dr. Alexandra Lolavar, who worked in the laboratory of Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, recently published a paper about sea turtles' adaptive responses to climate warming.


November 4, 2023

FAU Launches New School Dedicated to Environmental Sustainability. The School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS) is a partnership between the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.


November 1, 2023

What We Can Learn from Insomniac Fish. Dr. Erik Duboué has gained valuable insights into the core purpose of sleep using the Mexican tetra, a freshwater fish found in Northeastern Mexico. 



Updated December 4, 2023