The Department of Biology offers students the opportunity to study the living world, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Knowledge of biology is critical for addressing current medical, environmental, and social issues in our rapidly changing world.
Congratulations to the following student award winners:
John Neasmith Dickinson Award: Eric Chang, Alec D'Alessandro
Willie M. Reams Award: Aidan Winters
Robert F. Smart Award: Yasmin Ali, Bridgette Heine, Zaka Asif, Aidan Winters, Jamar Washington, Sophia Nguyen
- de Sá Service Award
Dr. Rafael de Sá was recently recgonized for 25 years of service to the University of Richmond.
- de Sá research featured
Dr. Rafael de Sá's discovery of three new species of frogs in Brazil's Atlantic Forest was featured in Mongabay.
- Brinkerhoff Featured on WCVE
Dr. Jory Brinkerhoff shared his expertise on ticks and Lyme disease with WCVE.
- Quintero Grant
Dr. Omar Quintero has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute for General Medical Services to study Myosin XIX, a motor protein involved in mitochondrial transport.
- Hilliker Article
Dr. Angie Hilliker, Audrey Kindsfather, '15, and colleagues from Case Western University published "Coupling between the DEAD-box RNA helicases Ded1p and eIF4A" in eLife.
- Grayson Grant
Dr. Kristine Grayson received a grant from the The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust to continue her research on the ecological impacts of the invasive European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar).
- Quintero Lab Articles Dr. Omar Quintero, along with colleague Christie Davis and several undergraduate researchers, has published two articles in the latest issue of Cytoskeleton. Their photo was also selected for the cover of the issue.
- Hill Grant
Biology professor Malcolm Hill has been awarded a one-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce a detailed report on his observations of abnormal levels of bleaching in the Cliona varians sponge, which is typically resilient to environmental stressors.
- Wu Grant
Dr. Carrie Wu (biology) has been awarded a grant from the Virginia Native Plant Society to study the ecology and population dynamics of wavyleaf basketgrass, which has the potential to become a widespread invasive species in North America.
- Runyen-Janecky Grant
Biology professor Laura Runyen-Janecky has received an Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health for her project, “Identifying and Characterizing Heme Tolerance Genes in the Tsetse Symbiont Sodalis glossinidius.”
Summer Research: Ecology, Evolution, and the Genetics of Sponges
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Biology Department, Gottwald Science Center B-100
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University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8871
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Administrative Coordinator, Pre-Health and Integrative Science: Catherine Somerville