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Inflight Blood Meals on a Starry Night 

SBS’s Neil Vickers could tell you a great deal about turbulence–in his lab and in...

Student Veteran of the Year

The Student Veteran of the Year (SVOY) award is open for nominations. The award is...

Crystal Cory: SBS Career Coach

Career coaching is a little bit of hand-holding and a whole lot of at-your-fingertips resources....

Shelley Reich

Growing up on a hobby farm in the Pacific Northwest, Shelley Reich developed a keen...

SBS opens search for 2 new faculty members in plant bio

Assistant Professor – School of Biological Sciences University of Utah [pictured above, Talia Karasov, SBS...

Darwin’s short-beak enigma solved

Mutation in the ROR2 gene is linked to beak length in domestic pigeons, has a...

Austin Green

I began my research career in 2013 as an undergraduate in the Şekercioğlu Lab at...

Kathleen Treseder

For Kathleen Treseder, HBS’94, the launching pad for her career in science and research was...

An “Ig Nobel” Peace Prize for study of beards as punch protection

U researchers receive Ig Nobel Peace Prize for study of beards as punch protection In...

The Concrete Jungle’s impact on mammal biodiversity

City dwellers seldom experience the near-reverence of watching deer walk through their yards, both for...

Mario Capecchi

We’re sure you’ve heard of Mario Capecchi Drive on campus, but do you know why...

Elmera Azadpour

Following graduation with honors in 2019 from the SBS, Elmera Azadpour, accepted the Arnhold Environmental...

Food claiming to have ‘wild mushrooms’ rarely does

DNA barcoding revealed products mostly contain cultivated fungi, and a few poisonous mushrooms Harvesting wild...

Be The Light: AIS PREP at the U

On July 14-16, 2021, students of the American Indian Services (AIS) Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AIS...

David Almanzar

David Almanzar came to the University of Utah in 2016 to pursue his PhD following...

Birds at risk of extinction

The lush forests and more than 7,000 islands of the Philippines hold a rich diversity...

Scientific Discovery Illustrated

Biology Under Cover is a permanent exhibit in the lobby of the Aline W. Skaggs...

Bucking Groove Formation

Nalini Nadkarni Retires Dr. Nalini Nadkarni has a busy brain. I should know; I’ve been...

Caralyn Flack

For some, doing scientific research is the be-all and end-all. To be “at the bench”...

Pan-Amphibian Viral Vectors

Ayako Yamaguchi and a team of amphibian neuroscientists awarded a one-million-dollar prestigious National Science Foundation EDGE...

Kyle Kittelberger

For graduate students, getting research published in a peer-reviewed journal is arguably the gold standard...

Todd Alder

Todd B. Alder (BS’92; PhD’00) contracted COVID-19 early on in the pandemic and today still...

Nikhil Bhayani

“Every time I come to the U with my kids,” says Nikhil K. Bhayani, MD,...

Rachel Jones

While Rachel Jones has wanted to do medical research since 3rd grade, it wasn’t until high...

COVID-19: Just a Seasonal Nuisance?

University of Utah scientists model possible COVID-19 futures. March 20, 2021 – Within the next...

Diana Montgomery

“Perhaps my favorite experience at the University of Utah is when I started working in...

Alli Hoffman

For a scientist it might seem counter-intuitive to value the notion that there is never...

Sahar Kanishka, Undergrad Research Award

Sahar Kanishka, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, remembers daily where her family...

T. Mitchell Aide, PhD’89

Distinguished Alumnus   Following his graduation with a bachelor’s from University of Texas – San...

Mary Beckerle Elected to NAS

April 21, 2021—Mary C. Beckerle, chief executive officer and director, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HC); and...

Nitin Phadnis, Fly Genetics

One of 3 for ’20. February 19, 2021 – Nitin Phadnis, SBS Associate Professor, and his...

Ace Madsen, MD

The Department of Biology, now the School of Biological Sciences, was a bit of a...

Ed Groenhout

All that was needed to become a doctor was to be told at graduation he...

A Glimpse of the Startup Life

Reshma Shetty Distinguished Lab Alumna   It all started with venomous snails. University of Utah...

Swing Out (Meiotic) Sister

    March 20, 2021 – Sexual reproduction shuffles the parental genomes to generate new...

Tracking Wildlife During the Pandemic

March 30, 2021 -For scientists, especially graduate students, who conduct fieldwork, every day is precious....

Fast Track Designation for Denali Diagnostics

March 22, 2021 – When Ryan Watts, BS’00, steps into the classroom at the University...

The Gandhi Effect

The Gandhi Effect Distinguished Alumni Awards Rajesh Gandhi, BS’86 Monica Gandhi, BS’91    Leena Gandhi,...

Karrin Tennant, Research Award

For Karrin Tennant, recipient of the College of Science Undergraduate Research Award, the never-ending story...

Jim Ehleringer, Academy of Sciences

Distinguished professor of biology James R. Ehleringer, who has pioneered applications of stable isotopes, was...

Jeanne Novak, BS’87

Jeanne Novak Distinguished Alumna 2020 In 2014 alumna Jeanne Novak found herself at Ebola ground...

Allergy Season & Climate Change

With spring around the corner, here’s some bad news for allergy sufferers: Human-caused climate change...

Going with the Flow

Retiring botanist studied how plant’s xylem tissue carries phenomenal amounts of water to tree leaves...

Adam Madsen, BA’06

Adam Madsen Adam Madsen, BA’06 in Biology, was the quintessential student-athlete. To be a student-athlete...

Beckman Scholar

U Biology’s Sonja Sehgal accepted a Beckman Scholarship this past spring to add to the...

Quaid Harding

From beekeeping to biology, Quaid Harding is looking for a buzz. Name: Quaid Harding Major: Biology...

Connor Morgan, BS’19

What does a former Student Body President and Biology alum do after graduating from the...

Sahar Kanishka

Sahar Kanishka Biology student, ACCESS member, College of Science Association for Women in STEM member,...

Crocker Science House

Living a Science Dream Nestled in Officers’ Circle, at the base of the Wasatch foothills...

Ana Rosas

Every student’s story is one-of-a-kind, and Ana Rosas’ is no exception. Rosas’ desire to become...

Alex Acuna

Alexandra “Alex” Acuna doesn’t even remember her native Venezuela, as she arrived in the U.S....

Dalley Cutler

Biology senior Dalley Cutler’s personal hero is Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish activist invited to...

Bridget Phillips

As one of the University of Utah College of Science‘s Ambassadors, sophomore Bridget Phillips regularly appears...

Leslie Sieburth: Associate Dean

The College of Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Leslie Sieburth from the...

Associate V.P. for Research

The College of Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Pataki, Ph.D., as...

TreeTop Barbie

When Nalini Nadkarni was a young scientist in the 1980s, she wanted to study the...

Running with Scissors

One could argue that the age of genomes is divided between before CRISPR-Cas9 and after...

Courtship Condos

Playing to the ethic of pursuing pure science, new faculty member Dean Castillo is driven by...

Karl Gordon Lark

Karl Gordon Lark, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah, passed away on April...

Biological Invaders

Science Research Initiative Fox Squirrel Biology Research STREAM Denise Dearing, PhD, Distinguished Professor, School of...

Forest Futures

Forest Futures Know the risks of investing in forests. Given the tremendous ability of forests...

Julia Bailey-Serres, BS’81

SBS Distinguished Alumna 2020 Julia Bailey-Serres, BS’81, is known for her research on mechanisms of...

Michele Lefebvre, PhD’05

Michele Lefebvre Michele Lefebvre, PhD’05, knows exactly what graduate students in the School of Biological...

Edward Meenen, BS’86

Edward Meenen Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring, the School of Biological Sciences...

Nancy Parry, BS’63

Nancy Parry When Dr. Nancy Parry, BS’63, was eight years old, she talked her mother...

Lee Roberts, BS’72

  LEE K. ROBERTS   Last year the College of Science celebrated its 50-year anniversary....

Gameil Fouad, BS’93

Gameil Fouad   As an undergraduate student at the U, Gameil Fouad, BS’93, had some...

Arie Sitthichai Mobley, BS’00

When Arie Sitthichai Mobley (BS’2000) began teaching at a small liberal arts university in a...

Carol Blair, BA’64

  Carol Blair (BA’64) is a testament to not only the value of providing research...

George Elliott, PhD’81

“Always be open to unforeseen possibilities and opportunities; never be afraid to fail, and learn...

Steve Mimnaugh, BS’73

Most people get to live one life. So far, Steve Mimnaugh has lived at least...

Jason Allen, BS’01

Jason Allen knew early on of the opportunities the state’s flagship research university could offer...

Dale C. Larsen, BS’59

Dale C. LARSEN In the mid-1950s, when Dale C. Larsen (BS’59) first enrolled at the...

Amy Davis, PhD’03

“I enjoy learning about how infectious diseases have shaped human history because I find it...

Ryan Watts, BS’00

Ryan Watts Distinguished Alumnus   Dr. Ryan Watts, BS’00 in Biology, is the CEO and...

James Detling, PhD’69

James K. Detling James K. Detling (PhD’69) arrived at the University of Utah from Ohio...

Ole Jensen, BS’72

On the surface, Ole Jensen’s start as an undergraduate biology major, angling for medical school,...

David Hillyard, BS’73

David Hillyard   When David Hillyard, BS’73, was recognized in November with a Healthcare Hero...

Alumni Panel

Frontiers of Science – Distinguished Alumni Panel Homecoming 2019 brought a number of alumni and...

The Daines Medical Dynasty

The Daines Medical Dynasty Joseph Daines BS’68 Michael Daines BS’99    Brad Daines BA’05 The...

2020 Churchill Scholar

Five for Five. Michael Xiao brings home the U’s fifth straight Churchill Scholarship. Five years...

Anna Vickrey, PhD’20

Anna Vickrey Anna Vickrey who graduated from the School of Biological Sciences with a PhD...

Jeffrey Webster, BS’81

  A native of Chagrin Falls, OH, Jeff Webster, MD, FAAOS, found himself as an...

Griffin Chure, BS’13

Griffin Chure’s favorite memory of his time at the U was working in Dr. David...

Clifford Stocks, BS’80

In these uncertain times when “the new normal” of our lives has yet to emerge,...

Emily Bates, BS’97

It just so happened that the day that the University of Colorado closed down its...

Jessica Stanley

Jessica Stanley Jessica Stanley, undergraduate research scholar in the Clayton/Bush Lab), will tell you that...

Brennan Mahoney

Brennan Mahoney “As a child I always seemed to have an interest in animals,” says...

Jordan Herman

Few encounter a fer-de-lance snake and walk away unscathed. While working in Costa Rica recent...

Staff: Jose Rojas

Facilities manager at the School of Biological Sciences for 20 years, Jose Rojas, probably knows...

John “Sandy” Parkinson, Academy of Sciences

December 9, 2019 – John S. Parkinson was one of two fellows from the University of...