College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology
Biological Sciences
Science Magazine 

Assistant Professor of Biology Duane McKenna and a 10-nation team of colleagues have produced groundbreaking research that resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. This work has earned them the front cover of the November 7, 2014 edition of Science, the world’s leading peer reviewed research journal. The full article is also available online at here


Emily Elderbrock  (Ph.D., Dr. Schoech) has been awarded in the "junior" category and Blake Jones (Ph.D., Dr. Schoech) has been awarded in the "senior" category of the Dr. Victor Feisel Scholarship

  Dr. Victor Feisel, retired Professor and former Vice President of the U of M
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Danielle N. Lee, Ph. D, a 2000 graduate of Dr. Michael Ferkin, is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Recently named one of Ebony's Power 100, and recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change,  Dr. Lee will be the guest speaker for the Graduate Women in Science series on December 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Ellington Hall, with refreshments to follow.  Danielle Lee, Ph.D




Congratulations to Dr. Omar Skalli on receiving an NSF Grant: “Improving 3D resolution and reducing sensitivity to spherical aberration in live, thick sample cellular imaging using novel methods in optical sectioning microscopy.” 

Dr. Michael Kennedy named Director of the Meeman Biological Field Station

Dr. Ramin Homayouni awarded full Professorship

Dr. Andrew Liu awarded Associate Professorship




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