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PIB 2017 Program Announced

by June 19, 2017
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The 33rd annual Perspectives in Biology Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Biology on November 10-11, 2017. Confirmed speakers are Julia Cooper of the National Cancer Institute, Robert Pringle of Princeton University, and Adam Summers of Friday Harbor Laboratory, University of Washington. Mark your calendars now, and Read more »

Anderson quoted by NY Times

by March 21, 2017

Reference: On Galápagos, Revealing the Blue-Footed Booby’s True Colors – By NATALIE ANGIER MARCH 6, 2017, NY Times Science Correspondent WFU Biology Professor and Researcher David J. Anderson was quoted in the New York Times Science edition on his work with the Blue-Footed Booby (albatross).  Dr. Anderson and his undergraduate and Read more »

Sullivan Scholarship

by January 18, 2017

Sullivan Scholarship for Expanding Biological Horizons (Submission Deadline February 17, 2017) As the result of a generous bequest from the late Professor of Biology, Dr. Robert L. Sullivan, the Department of Biology is able to offer the Sullivan Scholarship program.  Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing biological studies beyond the classroom Read more »

BBC features Nick Dowdy’s work

by April 21, 2016

The BBC recently featured Ph.D. candidate Nick Dowdy‘s work on moths in Central America.  He has some very interesting scientific findings on the unique defensive behavior of a particular Ecuadorian moth.  When threatened, it “uses an explosion of a sticky, wool-like material to defend itself.”  This has never been seen before in Read more »

Woodpecker Drumming Signals: Wimp or Warrior

by March 8, 2016
Fuxjager, Schuppe, Petersen in field study

The Wake Forest University News Service recently published this news story written by Bonnie Davis on the research work of Dr. Matt Fuxjager. “Partners will actually coordinate or cooperate with how they fight depending on who they are fighting. They size up their opponent and decide whether they need to Read more »

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