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Biology Professor Jack Putz wins Jefferson Science Fellowship

Jack Putz, Distinguished Professor of Biology, has been awarded a Jefferson Science Fellowship for 2017-2018.  Administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Jefferson Science Fellowships were established in 2003 to engage academic expertise in the formulation… Read More

UF Bioscience Scholars Program graduates first student

Elizabeth Gordon is the first student from the new UF Bioscience Scholars Program to transition to our graduate program. The Bioscience Scholars Program provides a pathway to a five-year, combined BS and MS degree for low-income students pursuing careers in… Read More

Walter Judd publishes new book with Oxford University Press

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Walter Judd and his son Graham have a new book, Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium, published by Oxford University Press.  Walt provides the botanical expertise and son Graham, who is a professional artist and… Read More

Recent Biology Alumna Receives E. Mayr Award

Dr. Rosana Zenil-Ferguson received the E. Mayr Award for her Ph.D. research, which was presented at the Evolution Meeting 2017 in Portland, OR. The Ernst Mayr Award is given to the presenter of the best student talk in the field… Read More

Biology Professor Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree

Biology Professor Robert Holt received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Helsinki. He was chosen for this honor by the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki for his pioneering work in theoretical ecology.   “Through the honorary… Read More

Mark Sandfoss awarded Seahorse Key Fellowship

Biology graduate student Mark Sandfoss (Lillywhite Lab.) was awarded the Seahorse Key Fellowship for 2017-2018.  The fellowship will support Mark’s doctoral research on the unique behavior, ecology and physiology of insular Florida cottonmouths (Agkistrodon conanti) within the Cedar Keys National… Read More

Recent Biology Alumnus Named TED Fellow

Mike Gil, Ted Fellow

Mike Gil, a recent Biology alumnus (PhD 2015), has been named a TED Fellow.  He is one of a very diverse group of international experts chosen to attend and speak at this year’s TEDGlobal2017 conference in Arusha, Tanzania. TED recognizes fellows… Read More