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.


June 5, 2023

Biology Faculty Interviewed on NHPR. Dr. Stephen Kajiura was recently interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio in a feature titled " Outside/Inbox: How do shark noses work underwater?".


June 1, 2023

Biology Master's Student Wins 2nd Place in State-wide 3MT® Competition. Hayley Knapp, who works in the laboratory of Dr. John Baldwin, placed second overall in the state-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for her presentation, “From Poop to Parent: Examining Paternity in Dynamic Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Populations in the Bahamas.”


May 30, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Sea Turtle Scientist Jeff Guertin. The College of Science featured Jeff Guertin, who worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Salmon, that is currently a biologist with Inwater Research Group in Jensen Beach.


May 24, 2023

Biology Alumni Featured in Magazine. Last fall, Southern Living magazine featured three FAU Biology Master's alumni, Jeff Guertin, Jacki (Lorne) Kingston, and Caitlin Bovery, along with Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, for their devotion to saving sea turtles.  


May 19, 2023

Biology Professor in CBS News Broadcast. Dr. Nwadiuto Esiobu joined a CBS News segment broadcast nationally to discuss a possible rise in fatal flesh-eating bacterial infections due to global warming.


May 15, 2023

Biology Graduate Students Start Podcast. Haley Davis and Sydney Bell, who both work for Dr. Joshua Voss, recently launched a "To Dive For" podcast with interviews from divers and marine scientists to share their experiences, thoughts, advice, and stories.


May 11, 2023

Biology Faculty Recognized in College of Science Excellence Awards. Congratulations to Dr. Marianne Porter and Dr. Rindy Anderson for receiving the Researcher of the Year and Scholar of the Year awards, respectively.


May 8, 2023

IB PhD Student Receives Grant. Samantha Trail, who works in the laboratory of Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, recently received funding from the Sea Turtle Grants Program for their research examining how young sea turtles disperse to offshore nursery areas and contend with currents in their offshore environments.


May 4, 2023

Biology Senior Recognized During 54th annual Honors Convocation. Luis Carrillo, a senior in the Biological Sciences degree program who works in the laboratory of Dr. Evelyn Frazier and Dr. Colin Hughes, received the University Scholar Award. 


May 1, 2023

Pair of FAU Students Named Goldwater Scholars. Congratulations to Dr. John Baldwin and his son, David, who was recently named a Goldwater Scholar!



Updated June 5, 2023