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

Biology Faculty Win Online Teaching Award

Various images of embryonic animals.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology, ZOO3603C, was selected to receive the 2017 Online Education Excellence Award from UF for their innovative approach to online teaching. This award recognizes the team effort required for quality on-line course development. CLAS Associate Dean Brian Harfe… Read More

Kudos to Derek Cummings for latest Dengue paper in Science!

Derek Cummings and colleagues have published a landmark paper in understanding Dengue transmission in Science last week, revealing that most Dengue infections are transmitted in and around the home. Outbreaks of the dengue virus appear to be largely driven by infections… Read More

Congratulations to NSF DDIG Recipients

Please join me in congratulating Department of Biology 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants recipients: Leslie Kollar (advised by Stuart McDaniel), John Pfeiffer (advised by Larry Page), and Jerald Pinson (advised by Emily Sessa), Sharon Holte (advised by David Steadman), and  Xiaoxian Liu… Read More