Department of Biology

Backpacks with a bonus: Students launch healthy school-year start

Backpacks with a bonus: Students launch healthy school-year start

With a medical career in mind, the biology major from Bangalore, India, already had started Mission CuraKid to help ensure children in impoverished countries have access to proper health care services. But when COVID-19 hit, he turned the nonprofit’s global focus closer to Louisville to help local children in need start their school year more prepared after the pandemic affected their access to supplies and isolated them from their classmates.

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Demonizing diseases: of Thomas Jefferson and Hessian Flies

Demonizing diseases: of Thomas Jefferson and Hessian Flies

University of Louisville Professor Dr. Dugatkin presented "Demonizing diseases: of Thomas Jefferson and Hessian Flies" Pernicious as they are, personifying and demonizing are not new responses to disease.

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UofL students mobilize food delivery to senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

UofL students mobilize food delivery to senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

Goli is both a Henry Vogt Scholar and a KEES Scholar. He serves as the founder of both the Louisville Social Innovation Lab and the Droplet Water Project, and is also a member of the Indian Student Association. He has been involved in research in diabetes care and treatment at the University of Louisville and Harvard Medical Schools.

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Professors learning to teach online

Professors learning to teach online

Biology Prof. Rachel Hopp joined WHAS to discuss how she moved her course online.

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UofL researchers take flight, study way to rehydrate blood in space

UofL researchers take flight, study way to rehydrate blood in space

A journey into space is inherently risky, so UofL researchers have been tapped by NASA to see if they can rehydrate blood in case of emergency on a space flight. The UofL faculty have already discovered a way to, essentially, freeze dry then rehydrate blood on land. Their NASA-sponsored research is intended to find out if that dried blood can be rehydrated in a zero gravity environment, meaning astronauts embarking on years-long trips can receive emergency blood transfusions.

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Biology researchers study invasive species of grass

Biology researchers study invasive species of grass

UofL researchers are venturing out to find stiltgrass samples and study its potential relationship to a certain soil-based fungi. Their end goal, however, is discovering a way to get rid of stiltgrass.

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Back to nature: Spend holiday weekend counting, learning about butterflies

Back to nature: Spend holiday weekend counting, learning about butterflies

How many volunteers does it take to count butterflies on a holiday weekend? Answer: As many children and adults who show up July 6, 2019 to participate in the annual count in Oldham County.

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Biology researchers look for a way to grow on polluted land

Biology researchers look for a way to grow on polluted land

University of Louisville Biology Professor Paul Himes and some of his students are looking for bacteria that might be used to help grow plants on brownfield (polluted) sites.

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Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.

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A&S student Evan Gora to speak at Dec. 14 winter commencement

A&S student Evan Gora to speak at Dec. 14 winter commencement

The University of Louisville’s winter commencement will be 7 p.m. Dec.14 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 1,300 students on track to graduate this semester, 875 plan to take part in the ceremony.

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Biology researchers land grant to develop blood preservation tech

Biology researchers land grant to develop blood preservation tech

Biology researchers at the University of Louisville have invented a device and method for loading preservative compounds into red blood cells. Now, a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a cooperative agreement with Indianapolis-based Cook Regentec is allowing the team to develop the technology and get it to market.

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2018 March for Science

2018 March for Science

Promoting science and getting views on science from politicians are the main goals of March for Science. Biology professor Cynthia Corbitt is part of the movement. She discussed her role on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Science for a Day

Science for a Day

Students from Marian Moore Middle School spent a day on UofL’s campus learning about climate change and other environmental science as part of a worldwide collaboration with UofL and students in other countries.

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Recap of ACCelerate festival with Ph.D. student Max Adams (Biology)

Recap of ACCelerate festival with Ph.D. student Max Adams (Biology)

Max Adams, Ph.D. student in Biology, and two other graduate students participated in an ACC conference, ACCelerate, showcasing student research in Washington, D.C.

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ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.

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Biology Prof. Steve Yanoviak studies lightning strikes on trees in Panama

Biology Prof. Steve Yanoviak studies lightning strikes on trees in Panama

On Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, UofL biology professor Steve Yanoviak and his colleagues map lightning strikes and find that they kill mainly the loftiest trees, likely disturbing the forest ecology.

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Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research

Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research

A fall luncheon lecture series will feature University of Louisville researchers whose worksites range from Cave Hill Cemetery to a campus clinic, and whose topics range from water politics in India to animal research in Siberia.

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Powdered blood research aims to store donated blood longer

Powdered blood research aims to store donated blood longer

Biology professor Michael Menze and engineering professor Jonathan Kopechek are working on a way to turn blood into powder so it can be stored longer. Hear about their work on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria in local water sources

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in local water sources

Profs. Paul Himes and Deborah Yoder-Himes (Department of Biology) discuss their research into antibiotic resistant bacteria in local water sources on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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