What has been going on in our department...
Microbiology Research in Dr. Jayna Ditty's lab
Cooper Rapp is checking the consistency of the agar he has melted in the microwave. He will be using the agar for E. coli replica plating.
Dr. Ditty's lab also studies bacterial chemotaxis. In the photo above, Katie Ellert and Victoria Maksimova (background) are preparing swim plates to asses chemotaxis.
A Welcome Note from our Chair
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with a creative, engaging, and flexible program of study that stimulates their intellectual curiosity, prepares them for rewarding careers in a wide range of professions, and encourages them to employ their scientific knowledge in ways that serve the common good of humanity and that respect the diversity of life on our planet. We are large enough to offer variety and quality in both the courses we teach and the research opportunities we provide, but we are small enough to give our students the individual attention they deserve throughout their entire undergraduate career.
We hope you will explore our website and learn more about what we have to offer. Please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information about us. If you would like to see our facilities or to meet with me personally, our Admissions office would be glad to arrange a visit.
Tim Lewis, Chair
Luke won a Distinguished Student award for Fall of 2011 from the Center for Wildlife Managment Studies in Kenya.
During the 1940s and 1950s, McClintock discovered transposition and used it to show how genes are responsible for turning physical characteristics on or off.
His 1859 book, On the Origin of Species
, established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature.
His experiments confirmed the germ theory of disease, and he created the first vaccine for rabies.
During his lifetime van Leeuwenhoek ground over 500 optical lenses. He also created over 400 different types of microscopes, only nine of which still exist today.
Fossey"s book, Gorillas in the Mist,
was praised by Nikolaas Tinbergen who was a Dutch ethologist and ornithologist who won the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Her book remains the best selling book about gorillas of all time.
Albert is one of only 15 undergraduate researchers to get an award from the Society of Plant Biologists.
Kia was awarded two national scholarships this past year: Goldwater and UNCF/MERCK.
Tutor, lab preparator, and teaching assistant
Chole is a recipient of a national Goldwater Scholarship and a departmental Paul J. Germann award.
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Our department is a national leader in biology research at an undergraduate institution. Recent publications can be found here.
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