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Division of Biological Sciences

Division of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences News 03-2015
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Biology is hiring a new faculty member in Cell/Molecular Biology.  Come on out and join us for each candidate's research and teaching presentations:

Dr. Maria Fadri-Moskwik
Research Talk: Thurs, Mar 5; 1:30-2:30 DISC 363
Teaching Presentation: Fri Mar 6; 11-12 DISC 362

Dr. Daniel Strongin
Research Talk: Thurs, Mar 12; 1:30-2:30 DISC 362
Teaching Presentation: Fri, Mar 13; 11-12 DISC 363

Dr. Eric Birgbauer
Research Talk: Mon, Mar 16; 10-11 DISC 464
Teaching Presentation: Tues, Mar 17; 11-12 DISC 464

Dr. Thelma Madzima
Research Talk: Thurs, Mar 19; 1:30-2:30 DISC 464
Teaching Presentation: Fri, Mar 20; 11-12 DISC 464


Three UW Bothell Biologial Science students presented their research at the 2015 Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology (SNVB) Meeting in Portland, OR.  Bri McCloskey, Alex Lefort, and Lexi Menth each applied for and were awarded 3 Sigma Institute Registration Awards to attend the meeting.  Lexi Menth's poster entitled, "Differences in call number and type between two distinct behavioral contexts of the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)" won the award for the Best Undergraduate Poster at the meeting.  Bri McCloskey, Rachel Dejneka, An Le, Alexander Lefort, and Lexi's faculty mentor, Dr. Douglas Wacker were all co-authors on Lexi's poster.

Lexi Menth at the SNVB Meeting, February 2015 (photo by Alex Lefort)

The Division of Biological Sciences congratulates the following students on receipt of 2015 UW Bothell Founders Fellow Awards.

Douglas Henderson, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Kristina Hillesland
Project Title: Induction, Isolation and Characterization of Bacteriophages from Desulfovibrio vulgaris co-cultures

Allison Kane, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Charlotte Rasmussen
Project Title:  The influence of fungal endophytes on growth of root crops in stressful environments

Mike Locascio, Chemistry / Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Chang
Project Title: Examining biodiversity patterns to understand the resource heterogeneity across a successional gradient

Bri McCloskey, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Wacker
Project Title: Differences in Crow Vocalizations in Varying Behavioral Contexts

Lexi Menth, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Wacker
Project Title: What does the crow say? Differences in call number and type between two distinct behavioral contexts of the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Observations on the North Creek WetlandsWelcome to the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.  The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree provides students with a foundation that will enable them to pursue careers or graduate study in medicine, dentistry, health professions, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, ecology, biology, and biology education.

photo courtesy of Daniel Lombardo, current UWB undergraduateThe curriculum combines theory with hands-on experience that draws on the University of Washington Bothell’s strengths: small classes; strong faculty-student mentorship; integrative, problem-based teaching approaches; and research and internship opportunities outside the classroom. Undergraduate research is an essential part of the degree program, utilizing biology lab space designed specifically for research.  Feel free to contact us with questions.



If you are a Biology student who plans on continuing into medical school or another health profession, please visit our Pre-Health advising page for additional information.