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Thom Park quoted in Science article

Thom Park, Professor of Biological Sciences, is quoted in the October 11, 2016 Science magazine article “How naked mole rats conquered pain—and what it could mean for us.” His photo of a naked mole…

Chris Whelan published book Why Birds Matter

Visiting Research Associate Professor Christopher Whelan has published a book Why Birds Matter. Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services.    The book highlights the many essential services birds provide to ecosystems and the consequences to…

Biology Graduate Students launch email newsletter

Graduate students from each group of the Biological Sciences department at UIC have come together to create a monthly email newsletter – Science Café. In each issue we will share links to the…

BIOS welcomes 19 new graduate students

We are welcoming 19 new graduate students from six countries this year.  Thanks to the Admissions Team for recruiting an outstanding new class. We are excited to have them join the Biological Sciences…

New Degree Program Approved (Integrated Health Studies)

On June 21, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved the Major in Integrated Health Studies. The Major in Integrated Health Studies will prepare graduates who are competitive for admission into professional…

Mary Ashley publishes research on urban peregrine falcons

Professor Mary Ashley is the senior author on a PlosOne paper entitled “Sex in the City: Breeding Behavior of Urban Peregrine Falcons in the Midwestern US”. A recent UPI news article discusses the some…

Som Ale weighs in on snow leopard debate

Whether the snow leopard should be delisted from the IUCN RedList (Endangered) to Vulnerable is being fiercely debated.  The world’s biologists are currently divided. Som Ale, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, along with many…

Winners of BIOS research photo competition

BIOS held a competition to find great photographs of research being done by our graduate students. Over 40 pictures were entered. A committee reviewed the entries and picked these 10 finalists. They also…

News from the Saxena Lab

News from the Saxena lab A lot of exciting things having been happening in Ankur Saxena’s Lab the past few months. Here are a few of them: – Ankur Saxena, along w/ Co-PI…

Jarrad Hampton-Marcell wins uBiome research grant competition

PhD candidate Jarrad Hampton-Marcell is the joint winner of uBiome’s recent public-voted Microbiome Research Grant Competition. He will receive up to $100,00 of uBiome testing kits and full laboratory analysis. A former high…