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

Professor Derek Cummings Leads CDC Regional Center of Excellence

Biology Preeminence Professor Derek Cummings will help lead the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, recently established by a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This collaborative program will bring together researchers from… Read More