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The Department of Biological Sciences welcomes our newest faculty member Dr. Jennifer Mandel. Dr. Mandel received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Biological Sciences and completed a post-doc in Plant Biology at the University of Georgia. Her lab addresses questions in biodiversity and conservation, biotechnology risk assessment, population genetics, ecological and evolutionary genetics and phylogenomics. If you are interested in graduate work with Dr. Mandel or would like to read more about her research visit her website at or drop by her office in Ellington Hall 339.

Our Spring 2014 Seminar  Series has concluded. Please check back for the Fall 2014 series listing.


It is our great pleasure to announce that the Materials Science Laboratory at the University of Memphis is now open (located in the Integrated Microscopy Center in the basement of the Life Sciences Building).. We encourage you visit our website.

Featuring an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) and a class 1000 clean room equipped with a deposition unit, photo-lithography station, wire bonder and spin coater, the Materials Science Lab is the first of its kind in west Tennessee. With professional staff and equipment enabling research and training for students, postdocs, and researchers in micro-fabrication and surface characterization, this facility significantly enhances the University's capabilities and competitiveness in the targeted growth area of interdisciplinary materials science.

Omar Skalli, PhD (Director, IMC)
Felio Perez, PhD (Material Science Laboratory Manager, IMC)
Lou G. Boykins, BSc (Coordinator, IMC)






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