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Panorama of volcanic mountain full of colorful minerals in Iceland

Looking Deep Inside the Ancient Earth

With a mathematical time machine, UF Geologist Alessandro Forte and his collaborators reconstructed what the Earth's interior looked like 55 million years ago.

The crystal structure of human ADAR, where dysregulation by Zika may lead to neurological damage

Corrupting the Immune System

New research from members of the Department of Biology at UF could help us to better understand Zika.

Portrait of Uwem Akpan

Renowned Author Joins UF

Get to know Assistant Professor of English and author Uwem Akpan.

Stand Up and Holler

UF's campus-wide fundraising event raised over $12 million thanks to dedicated donors and alumni.

John Nelson

Civil Rights Bootcamp

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program hosted visiting West Point cadets for a crash course in racial equality, led by civil rights movement veterans and activists.

Carolyn Luysterburg

The Next Generation

Alum shares where her love of geology came from and how she's worked to spread the Gator Nation.

The yellow-bellied sea snake is the only pelagic species in the order Squamata (snakes and lizards).

Sea Snake Skin More Resembles Elephant Skin Than Snake Skin

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research led by University of Florida Professor of Biology Harvey Lillywhite uncovers an odd similarity between elephant skin and the skin of the yellow-bellied sea snake (Hydrophis platurus) — namely, its ability to create a water sheath around the animal. In addition, sea snake skin has evolved to permit the animal […]

Jack Davis

Dr. Jack E. Davis selected as recipient of 2019 Andrew Carnegie fellowship

We would like to congratulate Dr. Jack E. Davis for being selected as one of the recipients for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie fellowship award. Overall, Dr. Davis was one of the thirty-two fellows out of 300 nominations  selected for this prestigious award.

Pau da Lima, Salvador, Brazil

Dengue immunity may buffer against Zika, study finds

In the epicenter of the Zika epidemic in northeast Brazil, 73 percent of people living in an urban slum in Salvador were infected in 2015. However, in this highly affected population, those with immunity to dengue, a genetically similar virus, had a reduced risk of infection with Zika. University of Florida epidemiologist Derek Cummings is […]

The yellow-bellied sea snake is the only pelagic species in the order Squamata (snakes and lizards).

Sea Snakes That Can’t Drink Seawater

Surrounded by salty water, sea snakes sometimes live a thirsty existence. Previously, scientists thought that they were able to drink seawater, but recent research has shown that they need to access freshwater. A new study published in PLOS ONE on Feb. 7 and led by Harvey Lillywhite, professor of biology of the University of Florida, […]

Student writing while studying

Onward and Online

Keiwan Ratliff ’18 started his college career in the summer of 1999 but left without a degree when he became a second-round draft pick in the NFL. He readily admits that his focus at the time was more on athletics than academics, something the Cincinnati Bengals recognized when they chose him in 2004. Ratliff played […]

Sahara Desert Sunset

Writing Across the Sahara

UF professor receives NEH fellowship to research under-studied African writing traditions