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Symbiosis: Biology Newsletter

Fall 2019

Fall 2018

  • New Courses and Destinations

    November 6, 2018

    New Courses and Destinations

    Madagascar is among the largest islands in the world. Located off the east coast of Africa, it has an unparalleled flora and fauna. Students learn about biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable development through attending guest lectures, meeting stakeholders, and doing fieldwork ...

  • New Faculty and Research

    November 6, 2018

    New Faculty and Research

    Get to know our new faculty members: Dr. Connie Rich, Dr. Gareth Fraser, Dr. Hua Yan, Dr. Nick Keiser and Dr. Ana Longo.

  • New Teaching Laboratories

    November 6, 2018

    New Teaching Laboratories

    It took less than five months from first notification in April through design, planning, demolition, and construction, to teaching in our beautifully updated labs this fall.

Spring/Summer 2018

  • Biology Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

    April 26, 2018

    Biology Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

    University of Florida student Aaron Sandoval, a biology sophomore, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Sandoval plans to earn an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology before pursuing a research career in ...

  • Doug Soltis and the Tree of Life

    March 6, 2018

    Doug Soltis and the Tree of Life

    This year, Doug Soltis was named a member of the National Academy of Sciences, honoring his seminal role on the Tree of Life project, which aims to catalogue and portray the relationships among Earth’s 2.3 million named species. Knowledge of ...

  • Teacher of the Year Awards

    March 5, 2018

    Teacher of the Year Awards

    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 ...

  • Passion for Science Triumphs Over Adversity

    March 5, 2018

    Passion for Science Triumphs Over Adversity

    Biology has many students past and present from Puerto Rico, so when we heard about the terrible destruction from Hurricane Irma, we acted quickly. With the help of the Office of Research, we hosted Dr. Catherine Hulshof, a professor at ...

  • Give Now

    March 4, 2018

    Give Now

    Your contribution at any level is important and helps support research fellowships and travel awards that help improve the quality of research and education. Your biology department thanks you!

Winter 2018

  • Book Announcement

    March 5, 2018

    Book Announcement

    David G. Oppenheimer, associate professor, and, Paris H. Grey, coordinator of research programs, have published Getting In: The Insider’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Undergraduate Research Experience, which is available at Amazon.com

  • Undergraduates in the Field

    March 5, 2018

    Undergraduates in the Field

    Many of our undergraduate biology, zoology and botany students are engaged in exciting research projects with our faculty, post-docs and graduate students

  • Graduate Student Awards

    March 5, 2018

    Graduate Student Awards

    The Department of Biology is fortunate to have funds dedicated to graduate student research. These funds have been established by friends and families of our faculty and students. We rely on these private donations to provide essential support for our ...

  • Give Now

    March 5, 2018

    Give Now

    Your contribution at any level is important and helps support research fellowships and travel awards that help improve the quality of research and education. Your biology department thanks you!