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Great Science Explained at Fish Code Studios

Biology Associate Professor Jimmy Liao explains the science behind sport fishing in his videos from Fish Code Studios.  See the latest addition at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=N4aZ2UYDWKM&t=28s  Watch how fish respond to lures; why they are found behind rocks in a stream; and… Read More

Biology Professor Vander Zanden Receives Prestigious Award

Biology assistant professor Hannah Vander Zanden has been named an Early-Career Research Fellow by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences.  The award recognizes emerging scientific leaders who share an interest in improving the well-being of coastal… Read More

Recent Biology Ph.D. receives career award

 Dr. Clare Rittschof (Ph.D. 2011, supervised by Jane Brockmann) received the Outstanding New Investigator award from the Animal Behavior Society.  This award recognizes an outstanding contribution in animal behavior by a new investigator.  Clare is an assistant professor at the… Read More

Biology Grad Students Win Awards at National Meetings

Ryan St. Laurent (advised by Akito Kawahara) won the prestigious Harry K. Clench Award for the best student paper given at the joint meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society and the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica in Ottawa Canada.  Mark Sandfoss (advised by… Read More

Biology Ph.D. Rebecca Stubbs wins Early Career Award

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) selected recent Biology Ph.D. Rebecca Stubbs (Ph.D. 2018 co-advised by Nico Cellinese and Doug Soltis) as the 2018 recipient of the George R. Cooley Award, considered one of the most prestigious early-career honors… Read More

Biology Professor to Head SMBE

Professor and Chair Marta Wayne is the new president-elect of the Society for the Study of Molecular Biology and Evolution.  The SMBE is an international organization that promotes research and collaboration by molecular evolutionists.   Congratulations Marta!

New research grant in Emily Sessa’s Lab

Assistant Professor Emily Sessa has been awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation grant to support her research on ferns, Understanding the effects of ploidal level on responses to global change in plants.  This research will examine how genome duplication (polyploidy)… Read More

Nature paper from the Burleigh Lab

Jay McEntee, a post-doctoral fellow in Gordon Burleigh’s lab, published an important new study in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The paper, “Tempo and timing of ecological trait divergence in bird speciation,” examines the relationship between the rate of evolutionary change… Read More

Biology Professor Smocovitis receives Mellon Grant

Biology Professor Betty Smocovitis is leading one of the four interdisciplinary groups that will conduct Research into Teaching sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.  The group… Read More

Symbiosis Spring/Summer 2018 issue is online

We hope you enjoy the first digital issue of SYMBIOSIS, the Biology newsletter for Spring/Summer 2018. We’ve had a busy spring semester in the Department of Biology! As most of you know, UF achieved Top 10 status among public research… Read More