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International Awards in Biology

Each year the International Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognize the accomplishments of international students and faculty at the University of Florida. This year members of Biology received many of these special awards.  Tom Hladish, Ph.D.… Read More

Congratulations to Aaron Sandoval!

Multiple award-winning Biology undergraduate Aaron Sandoval (CLAS scholarship, Goldwater scholarship) has now won a Marshall scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge for one year and King’s College London for a second year. This is only the second Marshall scholarship awarded to… Read More

Emily Sessa receives new grant from NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded $1.2 million to Emily Sessa, who will lead a collaborative, multi-institution team in a study of the “fern spore spike”, a phenomenon in the fossil record in which fern spores are disproportionately highly… Read More

Fraser Lab Publishes Study on Dental Stem Cells

An important new paper describing the development of shark teeth has been published in Nature Scientific Reports by Biology Assistant Professor, Gareth Fraser.  One remarkable feature of shark teeth is that they are continually replaced whereas humans have only two… Read More

Biology grad students receive dissertation awards

Two Ph.D. students in Biology, Harrison Jones and Patrick Milligan, will receive Dissertation Fellowships during Spring 2020 funded by the Charles Vincent and Heidi Cole McLaughlin Endowment to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Both are Ph.D. students in… Read More

Sargasso Research

Nerine Constant and Alexandra Gulick recently returned from a very successful expedition on a Greenpeace research vessel in the Sargasso Sea where they evaluated the thermal properties of Sargassum mats — important developmental habitat for sea turtles — and how those properties… Read More

Christine Schnitzler Publishes on Regeneration in Science

Christine Schnitzler, Assistant Professor of Biology, has published an important new study in Science on regeneration in Hydra, a tiny freshwater cnidarian (related to jellyfish) known for its ability to regenerate its entire body after injury.   Together with colleagues from… Read More