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Aaron Wagoner won second place at the North Carolina Academy of Sciences meeting for his poster on the wetlands biodiversity monitoring

Posted on April 4, 2017

At NCAS, he presented the preliminary data that he collected on bats, frogs, and mammals, prior to the wetlands installation on the…


Sarah Schimpp, the 2016 Bryden Award recipient, presents her master’s thesis research at the North Carolina Academy of Sciences meeting.

Posted on April 4, 2017

Previous studies have shown that nightly bat activity differs among bat species. Sarah’s thesis focuses on determining this interspecific variation at sites…


Robin Maxwell elected to Secretary of the Health Profession Advisors of North Carolina

Posted on March 21, 2017

At the annual meeting of the Health Profession Advisors of North Carolina this past week, Robin was elected to the position of…


Dr. Ramji Bhandari received a NIH R21 Research Grant Award

Posted on March 6, 2017

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Dr. Ramji Bhandari a R21 exploratory/developmental research grant to study germline transmission of…


Dr. Olav Rueppell wins award to screen for virus content and resistance of honey bees

Posted on February 27, 2017

The honey bee group of Dr. Olav Rueppell was awarded a grant from the non-profit organization Project ApisM to conduct research to improve…


Department of Biology hosted 13th Southern Appalachian Honeybee Research Consortium (SAHRC) student and postdoc symposium

Posted on February 27, 2017

Attended by 60 honey bee enthusiasts from nine academic institutions, this year’s interdisciplinary SAHRC symposium was held in the UNCG Alumni Center…


UNCG undergraduate research shows how early life stress affects honey bee health

Posted on February 16, 2017

This study combined behavioral observations, mortality analyses, and molecular assays to understand how early life stress affects honey bees later in life….


Austin Gray won First Place at the 37th SETAC North America Meeting in Orlando

Posted on February 9, 2017

The work that Austin presented which was part of his masters was titled The Uptake and Retention of Microplastic Particles by Adult…


Congratulations to Carlos Vega-Melendez!

Posted on February 9, 2017

Congratulations to Carlos on being awarded a prestigious fellowship to support his doctoral research over the next two years.  Carlos is a…


Spiro visits Dr. Tomkiel Dean’s lab

Posted on February 8, 2017

A special lab member, Spiro, visited the lab on Friday, 1 Feb 2017!