Department of Biology

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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A Living Lab: Biology Department’s Native Plant Garden in full bloom

A Living Lab: Biology Department’s Native Plant Garden in full bloom

The new Korfhage Native Plant Garden on UofL’s Belknap Campus serves a multitude of purposes – and species. The project, began by Prof. Margaret Carreiro and Department Chair Ron Fell in 2015 and honoring biology alumna Harriet A. Korfhage, serves as a living lab for students and provides an experience of the natural world not often on display in our urban environment.

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Meet NSF graduate fellow Clinton Belott

Meet NSF graduate fellow Clinton Belott

Doctoral student (Cellular and Molecular Biology) Clinton Belott's '21, current research is based on the astounding phenomenon called anhydrobiosis, or life without water. This ability is observed in extremophilic (harsh-loving) organisms and allows them to approach suspended animation.

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Meet Tropical Ecology graduate student Evan Gora

Meet Tropical Ecology graduate student Evan Gora

In this Q&A, we discover what Gora does up in the trees, and who he'd invite to dinner when he gets back on the ground.

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I think, therefore I  EXPLORE

I think, therefore I EXPLORE

Reggie Van Stockum, Biology MS ’75, Ph.D. ’79, Environmental lawyer and author.

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I think, therefore I EMPOWER

I think, therefore I EMPOWER

Last spring Karen Udoh attended the Clinton Global Initiatives University for my project Omit the Silence: Stand Up for Equality. She is a current Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences with hopes of entering medical school. Find out more about Udoh.

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Meet STEM Chateaubriand Fellow William Beckerson

Meet STEM Chateaubriand Fellow William Beckerson

Beckerson is a Biology Ph.D. student studying cellular, molecular and developmental biology. His research focuses on protein interactions between pathogen/host co-evolution in emergent disease and host shifts. Read more about what he is doing in the College of Arts and Sciences as a graduate student.

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Protecting nature in the city

Protecting nature in the city

Prof. Carreiro, department of Biology, talks about local conservation efforts in Jefferson county. She will be talking at the next 'Beer with a Scientist' on Wednesday, Nov. 16 about how residents of the city can protect native species.

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