Biology Department News


Meet Caleigh Roleck Undergrad Intern

Meet Caleigh Roleck Undergrad Intern
2017-08-10

I am a rising junior majoring in the Biology Department's Biochemistry program, and upon completion of my Bachelor's Degree, I plan on pursuing a PhD and embarking on a career as a government or military scientist.

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Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop

Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop
2017-07-26

Yuk Fai Leung participated in the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop (DBTW) from 27th June 2017 to 1st July 2017

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Congratulations Samarth Mathur and Yuan Ren

Congratulations Samarth Mathur and Yuan Ren
2017-07-21

Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award for the Fall 2017

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Meet Sarah Brokovich Undergrad Intern

Meet Sarah Brokovich Undergrad Intern
2017-07-21

Hi, I’m Sarah Brokovich. I am a senior majoring in Genetic Biology at Purdue University.

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Gene Networks in Cochlear Patterning

Gene Networks in Cochlear Patterning
2017-07-19

Vidhya Munnamalai awarded NIDCD Early Career Award R21

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Meet Elaine Colomb Undergrad Intern

Meet Elaine Colomb Undergrad Intern
2017-07-14

I’m a senior in general biology, and I’ve been working in a biochemistry lab for about a year and a half.

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Leung lab visited collaborating institutes in Asia

Leung lab visited collaborating institutes in Asia
2017-07-11

The Leung lab discovers new drugs for retinal degeneration through extensive collaborations in Asia

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Meet Chufan Cai Undergrad Intern

Meet Chufan Cai Undergrad Intern
2017-07-07

I am Chufan Cai from China, and I am a senior in biology now!

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Kelly Ronald gets the prestigious Allee Award

Kelly Ronald gets the prestigious Allee Award
2017-06-23

Kelly Ronald — former Ph.D. student in our Department - was awarded the Walter Clyde Allee Award at the 2017 Animal Behavior Society meeting.

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Meet Undergraduate Intern, Jillian Ness

Meet Undergraduate Intern, Jillian Ness
2017-06-21

As a senior majoring in Biochemistry, it was an honor to receive the Biology Internship Scholarship for the summer of 2017.

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The Department of Biological Sciences Congratulates Richard Kuhn

The Department of Biological Sciences Congratulates Richard Kuhn
2017-06-16

The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science

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Leung lab published a review article on using zebrafish to screen drugs for retinal degeneration

Leung lab published a review article on using zebrafish to screen drugs for retinal degeneration
2017-06-12

Logan Ganzen and Prahatha Venkatraman, graduate students in Prof. Yuk Fai Leung’s lab, have published a review article entitled “Utilizing Zebrafish Visual Behaviors in Drug Screening for Retinal Degeneration” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

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Leung lab research featured in an educational science video

Leung lab research featured in an educational science video
2017-06-12

Leung lab research on zebrafish vision has been featured by Inés Laura Dawson from Draw Curiosity in her educational science video entitled “Is Animal Vision 20/20?”.

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2016-17 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Awards

2016-17 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Awards
2017-05-22

Alyssa Gleichsner and Logan Ganzen are the winners the 2016-17 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Awards.

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Tom Walter awarded the 2017 J. Alfred and Martha O. Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award

Tom Walter awarded the 2017 J. Alfred and Martha O. Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award
2017-05-16

Congratulations Tom Walter who was presented the 2017 J. Alfred and Martha O. Chiscon Undergraduate Teaching Award at the Departmental Awards ceremony on April 25th, 2017.

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Gleichsner Selected for Research and Teaching Honors

Gleichsner Selected for Research and Teaching Honors
2017-04-28

It is not often that a graduate student will excel in both the laboratory and the classroom, but Alyssa Gleichsner has successfully captured the top teaching and research awards in Biological Sciences this year.

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Purdue Science award winners at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

Purdue Science award winners at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
2017-04-26

The 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium on April 11th in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms featured 75 poster presentations by students from the College of Science.

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Dr. Claudio Aguilar presented 2016 Sigma Xi Midcareer Research Award

Dr. Claudio Aguilar presented 2016 Sigma Xi Midcareer Research Award
2017-04-17

Dr. Aguilar was awarded the Midcareer Research Award from the Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society.

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Venkatraman awarded a 2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Venkatraman awarded a 2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowship
2017-04-17

Prahatha Venkatraman, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has successfully renewed and has been awarded a 2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation in recognition of her leadership capabilities and scientific talents.

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Ross Biological Reserve breaking ground for a new building

Ross Biological Reserve breaking ground for a new building
2017-04-10

On Saturday April 1, we broke ground at the Ross Biological Reserve for a new building that will support ecological research, teaching and outreach by housing a graduate ecologist-in-residence, and by providing an open-air pavilion for visiting groups.

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