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Birds at risk of extinction

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

Scientific Discovery Illustrated

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

Caralyn Flack

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

Pan-Amphibian Viral Vectors

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

Kyle Kittelberger

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

Todd Alder

Todd B. Alder contracted COVID-19 early on in the pandemic and today still suffers from residual effects. But...

Nikhil Bhayani

“Every time I come to the U with my kids,” says Nikhil K. Bhayani, MD, FIDSA (BS’98), “I...

Rachel Jones

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

COVID-19: Just a Seasonal Nuisance?

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

Diana Montgomery

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

Alli Hoffman

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

Sahar Kanishka, Undergrad Research Award

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

T. Mitchell Aide, PhD’89

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

Mary Beckerle Elected to NAS

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

Nitin Phadnis, Fly Genetics

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

Ace Madsen, MD

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

Ed Groenhout

All that was needed to become a doctor was to be told at graduation he would never get...

A Glimpse of the Startup Life

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

Swing Out (Meiotic) Sister

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

Tracking Wildlife During the Pandemic

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

Fast Track Designation for Denali Diagnostics

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

The Gandhi Effect

The Gandhi Effect Distinguished Alumni Awards Rajesh Gandhi, BS’86 Monica Gandhi, BS’91    Leena Gandhi, BS’92 Last December,...

Karrin Tennant, Research Award

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

Jim Ehleringer, Academy of Sciences

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

Jeanne Novak, BS’87

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

Allergy Season & Climate Change

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

Going with the Flow

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

Adam Madsen, BA’06

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

Dalley Cutler

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

Beckman Scholar

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

Student Veteran

2018-19 Student Veteran of the Year, Craig L. Hanson “When I first came to the U, I didn’t have...

Quaid Harding

From beekeeping to biology, Quaid Harding is looking for a buzz. Name: Quaid Harding Major: Biology Year: Senior Hometown: Garner, North...

Connor Morgan, BS’19

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

Sahar Kanishka

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

Crocker Science House

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

Ana Rosas

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

Alex Acuna

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

Bridget Phillips

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

Leslie Sieburth: Associate Dean

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

Associate V.P. for Research

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

TreeTop Barbie

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

Running with Scissors

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

Courtship Condos

Playing to the ethic of pursuing pure science, new faculty member Dean Castillo is driven by research questions not...

Karl Gordon Lark

Karl Gordon Lark, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah, passed away on April 10, 2020, after...

Biological Invaders

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

Forest Futures

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

Julia Bailey-Serres, BS’81

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

Michele Lefebvre, PhD’05

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

Edward Meenen, BS’86

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

Nancy Parry, BS’63

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

Lee Roberts, BS’72

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

Gameil Fouad, BS’93

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

Arie Sitthichai Mobley, BS’00

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

Carol Blair, BA’64

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

George Elliott, PhD’81

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

Steve Mimnaugh, BS’73

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

Jason Allen, BS’01

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

Dale C. Larsen, BS’59

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

Amy Davis, PhD’03

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

Ryan Watts, BS’00

Ryan Watts Distinguished Alumnus   Dr. Ryan Watts, BS’00 in Biology, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Denali...

James Detling, PhD’69

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

Ole Jensen, BS’72

On the surface, Ole Jensen’s start as an undergraduate biology major, angling for medical school, didn’t appear particularly...

David Hillyard, BS’73

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

Alumni Panel

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

The Daines Medical Dynasty

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

2020 Churchill Scholar

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

Anna Vickrey, PhD’20

Anna Vickrey Anna Vickrey who graduated from the School of Biological Sciences with a PhD in 2020 has...

Jeffrey Webster, BS’81

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

Griffin Chure, BS’13

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

Clifford Stocks, BS’80

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

Emily Bates, BS’97

It just so happened that the day that the University of Colorado closed down its labs, including Dr....

Jessica Stanley

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

Brennan Mahoney

Brennan Mahoney “As a child I always seemed to have an interest in animals,” says Brennan Mahoney, HBS’20,...

Jordan Herman

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

Staff: Jose Rojas

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

John “Sandy” Parkinson, Academy of Sciences

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