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

Keon Wimberly awarded a Porter Fellowship

Keon Wimberly, a graduate student in Keith Choe’s lab, has been awarded a Porter Physiology Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the American Physiological Society.  This national fellowship program awards only eight fellowships annually for study leading to a Ph.D. in physiological sciences… Read More

UF student earns Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Aaron Sandoval, a biology major student who has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Mr. Aaron Sandoval, a member of the UF Honors program has been conducting research at the Cancer and Genetics Institute… Read More

Dean’s Interdisciplinary Speaker Series 2018

“Paradise in the Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities” PROFESSOR WILLIAM MARTIN Evolutionary Biologist and Professor at the Institute of Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Talk and Panel Discussion “Life out of Paradise: Where Did We Ultimately Come From,… Read More

Akito Kawahara Publishes A New Evolutionary Tree of Butterflies

Akito Kawahara next to the butterfly tree

Associate Professor of Biology and Curator Akito Kawahara and his colleagues have published the first comprehensive evolutionary tree of butterflies.  The team analyzed 352 genetic markers from 207 butterfly species representing all butterfly families and subfamilies and 98 percent of… Read More

Davis wins CLAS Teacher of the Year award

Biology’s outstanding teacher scholars were recognized by three nominations for the CLAS Teacher of the Year competition. Drs. Brad Barbazuk, Keith Choe, and Christine Davis were all nominated, which in itself is a singular honor. Among this stiff competition (which also… Read More