Department of Biology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reggie Van Stockum, Biology MS ’75, Ph.D. ’79, Environmental lawyer and author.
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.
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.
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.
From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.
Biology senior, Katie Arstingstall, studies tropical ecology in Panama. She spent the summer researching thermal adhesion of canopy ants, or how well different species of canopy ants can stick to a vertical surface at a range of temperatures, on Barro Colorado Island.
While many people are working on their tan or taking a family road trip, Prof. Steve Yanoviak (Biology) is spending his summer hoisted high above the rainforest floor in the tree canopies of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Dr. Yanoviak, a tropical ecologist, specializes in researching the ecology and behavior of rainforest insects. Read more.
Biology Prof. Lee Dugatkin’s book, "Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America", tackles ideas of European supremacy and the inferiority of the United States through the lens of natural history. In this Q&A, we learn who most inspires Dr. Dugatkin, and how to do research in some of the coldest places on Earth.
Evan Gora, a Ph.D. Biology student, works with tropical ecology Prof. Steve Yanoviak performing research in the Panamanian rainforest. Gora recently received both a National Geographic Young Explorer grant and a highly competitive Fellowship from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.