Biology Grad Student Receives Botanical Society Award

Biology graduate student Annika Smith (Ph.D. student in the Soltis Laboratory of Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics) has received the 2020 Kaplan Award from the Botanical Society of America.  The Donald R. Kaplan Award supports graduate student research in plant… Read More

Biology Professor Receives Diversity Champion Award

Biology Assistant Professor Joe Ryan has been awarded the UF 2020 Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award. This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has enhanced the graduate environment by promoting diversity and improving cross-cultural understanding and inclusivity. This… Read More

Biology Lecturer is UF Adviser of the Year!

Teresa Mutahi, Biology Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator for the Biology Major, is the 2019-2020 University of Florida Adviser of the Year. This award is UF’s highest recognition for undergraduate advising. It is based on excellence in innovation, professional engagement and… Read More

Biology Grad Student Receives Prestigious Post-doc Award

Biology graduate student Leslie Kollar (McDaniel Lab) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She will be working in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University to study the function and evolution… Read More

Biology Faculty Aid Efforts to Fight Covid-19

Biology professor Ana Longo discussed One Health and research on the corona virus in a column for the Puerto Rican publication ENDI  Biology professors José Miguel Ponciano and Ana Longo co-authored an article for PlazaPublica on the corona virus… Read More


Three Biology graduate students, Andre Naranjo (P. Soltis Lab), Jenna Moore (Paulay Lab) and Pat Milligan (Palmer Lab) have been awarded National Science Foundation grants to support their post-doctoral research.  Andre Naranjo received his award from the NSF Interdisciplinary Research… Read More


A paper authored by Biology Department PhD student John Park  and coauthored by two UF faculty (Jeremy Lichstein, Biology; Stephanie Bohlman, School of Forest Resources and Conservation)  was selected as an “Editor’s Choice” by the journal Remote Sensing. The study… Read More

Ponciano Lab Publishes Study on Anthrax

An important advance in understanding the population dynamics of infectious disease was published by Biology Associate Professor José Miguel Ponciano in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Using field collected data from Namibia on plains zebra and coalescence… Read More