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UTAH SYMPOSIUM IN SCIENCE AND LITERATURE

March 27, 2024 Poet Claudia Rankine, physicist Brian Greene, and neuroscientist and artist Bevil Conway...

FINDING NEMO (THAT IS, NEMATODES) IN THE GSL

March 13, 2024 Brine shrimp and brine flies aren't the only animals inhabiting the Great...

Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Just Got More Interesting

March 13, 2024 Above: Post-doctoral researcher (Werner lab, School of Biological Sciences) examines nematodes recovered...

Excellence In Teaching and Mentoring Award

Sophie Caron, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of the...

Nematode proteins shed light on infertility

  We have two copies of each chromosome in every cell in our bodies except...

Christmas trees and climate change

Small choices can make a big impact this holiday season, starting with your Christmas tree!...

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR AWARD

Associate Professor of biology Sophie Caron is a 2023 awardee. The University of Utah Presidential...

OUR DNA 2023

Read the full issue of OUR DNA 2023, the magazine of the School of Biological...

MECHANISMS OF PLANT MICROBES

'Plants do have immune systems or immune responses, and a lot of people don’t realize...

Nadkarni named NatGeo Explorer at Large

NADKARNI NAMED NATGEO EXPLORER AT LARGE   The National Geographic Society has appointed famed University...

Epiphytes Face Growing Threats

Orchids, mosses, ferns—or epiphytes, defined as nonparasitic plants that grow on other plants—are crucial for...

Fall's Flamboyance

FALL'S FLAMBOYANCE   To many, Utah’s fall leaves are a dazzling display of nature’s beauty....

Thliveris

ANDY THLIVERIS: 'REMEMBER THE UNDERGRADS'   In December 2022, Andrew Thliveris BS’83 made a special...

Rowntree Right Whales

DOING RIGHT BY RIGHT WHALES   More than 50 years ago, Victoria Rowntree, research professor...

CLENCHED FISTS AND FULL BEARDS

CLENCHED FISTS AND FULL BEARDS Humans have not evolved to do any one thing. We...

Spider mite toxin evolution

HOW SPIDER MITES QUICKLY EVOLVE RESISTANCE TO TOXINS Although mites are arthropod-like insects, they have...

MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY ADDS UP

MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY ADDS UP The intersection between biology and math may seem like a large...

Stark Message from Maui

A STARK MESSAGE FROM MAUI Earth’s rapidly changing climate is taking an increasingly heavy toll...

Tree-top Barbie Nadkarni

WHAT THE INSPIRATION FOR ‘TREETOP BARBIE’ THOUGHT OF THE ‘BARBIE’ MOVIE The canopy scientist (a.k.a....

Shared Resistance in Breast Cancer

“Cancer cells are often thought of as maverick cells that break the rules and by...

Zundel Admin

HERE COMES TROUBLE SHOOTING That portion of the foliage of trees forming the uppermost layer...

Nadkarni-Bright Red Arrow

WHEN THE ‘BRIGHT RED ARROW” TURNS EARTHWARD “[P]retty much all my adult life I’ve been...

Nature for Everyone

BRINGING NATURE TO EVERYONE A walk in the woods, in the desert, or even a...

GADUSOL: A MORE “E-FISH-ENT” SUNSCREEN

As temperatures rise, and outside activities become more popular, many people are thinking about protecting...

Nobel Winner Capecchi Discovers New Brain Mechanism

The pandemic and its aftermath have raised anxiety to new levels. But the roots of...

Lissy Coley National Academy

“I first stepped foot in a tropical rainforest in 1975 and have been back every...

Jon Wang

Vulnerable forests and the carbon budget   Jon Wang is an Earth systems scientist and...

Rog Undergrad Mentor Award

2023 OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORS The Office of Undergraduate Research has created a faculty award to honor...

Anderegg Allergy Article

If you’ve been itchy, congested, and sneezy for months, you’re not alone. This year’s spring allergy...

Jesus Aguayo

Jesus Eduardo Aguayo's  interest in Biology was fueled during his high school experience. He recalls...

Humans @ the U: Jessica Venegas

“I was born prematurely at the University of Utah Hospital. My parents would tell me...

Bailey Young

“A lot of people assume that pigeons are garbage birds and look at them with...

Seeing the forest for the trees

SBS's "Highly-Cited" researchers spur collaboration in forest science Banner Photo Credit: Rob DeGraff via Flickr...

Remembering K. Gordon Lark

SBS gathered December 15, 2022 to remember the life and legacy of the late K....

Anatomy Education Relies on Body Donor Program

I sat down in a fluorescent plastic chair in an ice cold, windowless room. I...

Paying it Forward: Clarissa Henry

It's generally not a good idea (or even allowed) to take biochemistry as your first...

A Serendipitous Path to Pharmacology

A RETROSPECTIVE VIEW by Baldomero Olivera I have no formal academic training in pharmacology. It's...

OUR DNA Fall 2022

Hot off the press! Fall 2022 issue. Read the full issue of OUR DNA, the...

Haylee Mathews

“Many people who [do] not have previous experience with plant biology,” says Haylee Mathews, “don’t...

Ty Mellor: Taking the Leap

A few more than 2,000 people currently live in Salina, Utah just north of Interstate...

Mario Capecchi Endowed Chair: Ofer Rog

The School of Biological Sciences has appointed Ofer Rog, assistant professor of biology, as the...

A Tale of "Terroir": Porcini Mushrooms Evolved

The Dentinger Lab at the Natural History Museum of Utah has published a provocative new...

The BioKids ethic

Earlier this year, when BioKids was awarded a half-million-dollar stabilization grant, where those monies were...

Meet your new anatomy professor

“I took two years off following my bachelor’s in education,” says Jon Groot, PhD. “All...

Veteran Appreciation Lunch

All veterans in the College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences...

Stolen Ivory

Isotope data strengthens suspicions of ivory stockpile theft | Science shows the ivory dates to...

A best case scenario that wasn’t planned

A cracker jack team of U of U undergrads works with principal investigator Ben Myers...

Why Bio Majors Love Chem: Meet the TAs

It's de rigeur these days to talk about cross-over science. And to do it. Physicists...

Remembering Norman Curtiss Negus (1926-2022)

Norman Negus passed away just shy of his 96th birthday, after a busy and productive...

Visualizing what to the human eye is infinitesimal

… Nature is what we know – Yet have no art to say – So...

Wilkes at Center of U's Climate Action Plan

A  Message from University of Utah's President Taylor Randall: Salt Lake City, September 20, 2022--I...

Golden Goose Award: Olivera lab

These scientific breakthroughs led to the development of a bladeless LASIK procedure, paper microscopes, and...

‘Indigenous imagination’ can be found in all of us

On July 28, 58 junior high and high school students participated in the Summit Youth...

Global analysis identifies at-risk forests

Forests are engaged in a delicate, deadly dance with climate change, hosting abundant biodiversity and...

What is the Wilkes Center for Climate Science & Policy?

The geography that makes Utah unique—red rock deserts, greatest snow on Earth, cities amidst natural...

Bill Anderegg, Inaugural Director, Climate Center

Backed by $20 million gift, U launches the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy...

Synthetic insect-bacterial symbiosis

A new paper in Current Biology authored by Crystal Su (Dale lab) and other collaborators...

Denise Dearing, New Division Head, NSF

The National Science Foundation has announced a 2-to-4-year appointment of the University of Utah’s M....

A Great-Grandson's Tribute to Utah's "First Dentist"

Remembering George R. Riser … and his tribute to Utah’s “First Dentist.” Salt Lake City,...

Zach Allred: A TA Recalls His Experience with Nielsen's Anatomy Lab

by  Zachary Allred, DO former teaching assistant/mentor, SBS Anatomy Lab above: Zach Allred (left) and...

Stephanie VanBeuge

Lockdowns are something that Stephanie VanBeuge BS'17 knows something about . . . even before...

Elaine Tan

The difference between the flora and fauna of Malaysia and that of the Great Basin...

Seeing the world through ants

Ants are among the most numerous insects in the world, numbering from 10-100,000 trillion individuals...

Remembering Bob Vickery

Emeritus Faculty Dr. Robert Kingston Vickery Jr, 99, passed away July 20, 2022 in Salt...

You are STEM!

One of the best ways to engage in science, technology, engineering and math is through...

Structural Signatures in E. Coli

Motile bacteria are capable of swimming efficiently toward favorable chemical environments and away from inhospitable...

Payton Utzman

Most people wouldn't see a direct line between working on tractors in rural Washington State...

Major Alex Horn, PhD'21 | USAF C-17 Pilot

By Alex Horn I joined the Air Force as an 18-year-old cadet. I came to...

OUR DNA, Spring 2022 Issue

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MAGAZINE OUR DNA magazine is a dynamic 360-degree snapshot of...

Juneteenth Day of Freedom Summit

Juneteenth is a nationally recognized holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S....

Tiffany Do, Undergraduate Research Scholar

“My hero is my brother,” says Tiffany Do of her brother Anthony. “He’s the first...

College Merger

College of Mines and Earth Sciences to merge with College of Science. Dying forest in the western U.S. Threats impacting forests are increasing...

What We're Still Learning About How Trees Grow

FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT WHAT FACTORS LIMIT TREE GROWTH. A NEW SBS STUDY MAY HOLD...

2022 Rosenblatt Prize: Thure Cerling

Thure E. Cerling, Distinguished Professor of Biology, is the 2022 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize...

That's a Wrap. Footnotes from a Young Scientist

Letters from the Galápagos Islands Sonora "Nora" Clayton Our South American...

Erik Jorgensen elected to the NAS

When explaining his work, Erik Jorgensen, a geneticist who studies the synapse, can transport you...

Outstanding Post-Doc Award

Julie Jung has received an Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow Award from the College of Science. Julie...

Social Distancing in Urban Wildlife

When visiting cities, coyotes seem to prefer the nightlife while deer and squirrels would rather...

SBS Ranked #13 in the Nation

COLLEGE RANKINGS   U.S. News & World Report has released their 2022-2022National University Rankings. The...

Patrick Newman

As a boy in growing up in Bountiful, Patrick Newman, BA’03, took a bite of...

Letters from Galápagos Islands #10

To whom it may concern, I don’t want to leave the Galápagos yet. March 18,...

'Solidarity' is theme for Pride Week 3/28-4/1

Pride Week at the U is an annual event honoring LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures, and lives!...

Johanna Varner's 3D-Print Double

Some of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in history—including the research that led to mRNA...

The Leonardo Award to Nalini Nadkarni

The Leonardo Museum of Creativity & Innovation awards the innovation and dedication of a distinguished...

2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

One of the largest academic units on campus, SBS is fortunate to have an alumni...

Letters from Galápagos Islands #9

To whom It may concern, It’s becoming evident to me that despite the length of...

Effective 3/14, Masking Suspended at U

As we enter the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, we are optimistic about the...

Letters from Galápagos Islands #8

To whom It may concern, It’s a small world after all. March 7, 2022, Week...

Audrey Brown

“One of the biggest things that helped me was connecting with my loved ones.” When...

April Christofferson

"I love the process of writing,” April Christofferson, BS’73, says in a 2007 U profile,...

#UGivingDay, Mar. 1-2

In celebration of the University of Utah's birthday in 1850, you have 1850 minutes (March...

Letters from Galápagos Islands #7

To whom It may concern, Philornis downsi may as well be from Mars. February 28,...

Charles Sorenson

“My best trait is the ability to hang out with people who are far more...

Sarmishta Kannan

For Sarmishta Diraviam Kannan, HBS’17, the journey to her “dream school” – the University’s School...

Letters from Galápagos Islands #6

To whom It may concern, This week, I thought I'd change things up a little...