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  • Dr. Tom Cronin in Wired Magazine

    Fearless Mantis Shrimp: The Eyes Have It
    Behind this incredible method of hunting are the animal kingdom’s most complex eyes, peepers so amazingly evolved that their sophistication seems damn near unnecessary. (That’s me being...
    Posted: January 23, 2014 11:29 AM
  • Biology Undergraduate named Researcher of the Week

    Biological Sciences major, Susanna Campbell, has been named Researcher of the Week on January 6, 2014.   Susanna's mentor is Dr. Kevin Omland, Professor of Biological Sciences.
    Posted: January 7, 2014 2:39 PM
  • Changes to Core Course Prerequisites for Spring 2014

    Starting in Spring semester 2014, the Biology major core courses (BIOL 141, 142, 302, 303 and 300L) now have the following MATH prerequisite: "You must have completed either MATH 150 or MATH 151...
    Posted: November 4, 2013 11:24 AM
  • Two Lecturer Positions in the Dept. of Biological Sciences

    Lecturer Search in Progress!
    The Department of Biological Sciences seeks to recruit two permanent, full-time lecturers. General Biology: The successful candidate will teach introductory biology for majors, covering topics...
    Posted: November 1, 2013 4:46 PM
  • Lohr's Lab Awarded Grant to Rescue Florida Sparrows

    Saving the Sparrows from Extinction!
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Services has recently showed ongoing support to Dr. Bernard Lohr for the development of behavioral methodologies for saving the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow from...
    Posted: October 30, 2013 3:53 PM
  • Biology Majors Win at 16th Undergraduate Research Symposium

    The following students majoring in our department are winners in their poster sessions at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, held at UMBC on...
    Posted: October 30, 2013 11:14 AM
  • Biology Undergrad-MARC Scholar, Susanna Campbell, wins award

    Several UMBC faculty and students attended the Southeast Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) annual meeting at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Virginia. Susanna Campbell...
    Posted: October 10, 2013 2:14 PM
  • Biology graduate named 2013 Outstanding Alumna of the Year

    Nationally recognized diabetes researcher receives award
    Dr. Mary Loeken, a graduate of the Department of Biological sciences was chosen as the 2013 Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award in Natural and Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Loeken is an Associate...
    Posted: August 16, 2013 3:21 PM
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience draws attention to Lin Lab Paper

    Commentary on Comprehensive study of Olfactory G-proteins
    Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience recently published a general commentary highlighting a study conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Weihong Lin, about G-protein βγ subunits in the olfactory organs...
    Posted: July 8, 2013 2:09 PM
  • Nanda Cortes, graduate student, wins Award!

    Please join us in congratulating Nanda Cortes for her recognition as this year's Jessica Sota-Perez Graduate Student of the Year honoree!
    Posted: May 13, 2013 9:35 AM