Biology Department News


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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LSC teacher inducted into National Hall of Fame

LSC teacher inducted into National Hall of Fame
2017-04-10

Congratulations BSAAC member Joseph Ruhl. Joe received one of the biggest surprises of his life Friday morning, walking into an assembly at Jefferson High School to learn he was being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

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Spring 2017 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council Meeting

Spring 2017 Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council Meeting
2017-03-31

The department welcomed the Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council to campus on March 30-31st in a session entitled “Moving Biological Sciences Forward for 2017-2018”.

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