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Symbiosis is the semi-annual newsletter from the UNCG Biology Department distributed to current members, friends and alumni. The newsletter aims to keep readers updated on the happenings and developments within the department.


Current Newsletter

e-Symbiosis, Fall 2023

This is a year of change in the Department of Biology. See the new faces in the Biology department, Transfers and Transitions, and Faculty & Student Spotlights and Awards!


From the Archive


e-Symbiosis, Fall 2022

We have returned to campus, and are teaching our courses now as we always have, in-person. Our faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and research groups are busy at work.

e-Symbiosis, Fall 2020

Here we are finalizing our Fall 2020 semester, still in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic!

e-Symbiosis, Spring 2020

This spring, I am welcoming you with a picture of myself in my virtual world on Zoom, the meeting platform UNCG has adopted for online conferencing.

e-Symbiosis, Fall 2019

I hope you have had a nice summer and fall this year. I am excited to tell you about what has been happening in the Department of Biology at UNCG since last spring.

e-Symbiosis, Spring 2019

I hope that you have all had a great winter and spring season. What a welcome spring has been after an especially long and wet winter.

e-Symbiosis, Fall 2018

Just wanted to share our busy semester with you–including our first Homecoming event!

e-Symbiosis, Spring 2018

We have had a busy semester, and we are excited to share just some of the highlights with you!

e-Symbiosis, Fall 2017

The summer and fall have been a whirlwind of activity in the Biology Department! Read more about it here!

e-Symbiosis, Spring 2017

The first issue of e-Symbiosis includes spotlights on new department personnel, a new mission statement, recent awards, and a welcome from the new department head!

Current Issues of Symbiosis — Issue 2, Volume 2

The fourth issue of Symbiosis includes a feature of graduate research in the field and a special letter from Dr. Rob Cannon on his adventures in phased retirement. Our featured faculty spotlight is Dr. John Tomkiel Dean and Dr. Parke Rublee.

Current Issues of Symbiosis — Issue 1, Volume 2

The third issue of Symbiosis includes a feature of SAI Lab, a local buisness started and ran by a UNCG Biology alumnus. Our featured undergraduate student is Dominick DeFelice and Dr. Amy Adamson and Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell are featured in the faculty spotlight. We’re also happy to present some alumni updates.

Current Issues of Symbiosis — Issue 2, Volume 1

In the second issue of Symbiosis we include Dr. Leise’s speech to the Spring 2013 Biology Graduates as well as a feature on an excellent undergraduate student — Jonah Nikouyeh, and two more faculty spotlights. We also feature two of our successful alumni.

Current Issues of Symbiosis — Issue 1, Volume 1

This issue of Symbiosis includes an introductory letter from our department head, Dr. Stan Faeth, an article on Dr. Bruce Kirchoff’s award winning software as well as an article highlighting the department’s involvement in this year’s Science Olympiad. It also includes a ‘Meet our Staff’ section as well as ‘What’s growing in our greenhouse?’ and much more!