Biology Assistant Professor Emily Sessa will be receiving a highly competitive CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for her research on African ferns.  The continent of Africa contains fewer fern species in general than regions in the Neotropics or… Read More

Graduate Student Kelsey Lewis wins 3MT Competition

Kelsey Lewis is the People’s Choice winner of the UF Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.  3MT is a research communication competition sponsored by the Graduate School that challenges graduate students to make a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and… Read More

Climate change research featured

Tao Zhang, a Post-Doc in Jeremy Lichstein’s lab, was featured in The Wire for his research on the response of forests to climate change.  For more information see:  Link to the original article in the April 5, 2018 issue… Read More

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:  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!