The BioSci Scope

Feb 27, 2018

Meeting the Demand for BioSci Undergraduate Research

By Jerry LeBlanc The department of Biological Sciences is true to the mission of a major research institution with more than 30 active research laboratories that delve into cutting-edge issues ranging from the workings of the brain to the harm […]

Feb 27, 2018

Teaching Faculty Spotlight: Alice Lee Gives Micro her Max

By Kathleen Wilson The following is (loosely) based on true events: Scene: 10 a.m. at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. A group of undergraduate biological sciences students, guarded by their wise and courageous mentor, Teaching […]

Feb 27, 2018

BioSci Beginnings

By Kathleen Wilson As indicated by her feature in this issue of The Scope, Teaching Assistant Professor of Microbiology Alice Lee has some good ideas. So good, she made a request for this issue — that we get to know […]

Feb 21, 2018

License to Drive: The Question of Gene Drive Ethics

By Kathleen Wilson Gene Drive: The process by which a genetic trait is “driven” through a population in order to modify it. This technique lies in the growing field of genome editing technology. While this sounds like one of the […]

Sep 1, 2017

2016-2017 Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Announcements

Jennifer Landin, promotion from Teaching Assistant Professor to Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer’s research areas include: Ecology & Evolution Education and Public Outreach Learn more about Jennifer here. Betty Gardner, promotion from Teaching Associate Professor to Teaching Professor Betty’s research areas include: Education […]

Sep 1, 2017

We’ll see your IT Pro and raise you David Newkirk

By Kathleen Wilson We’re the largest department in our college, and one of the largest in the University, by a long shot. Our size is comparable to that of the entire College of Textiles. We’re actually bigger than the College […]

Sep 1, 2017

Research Faculty Spotlight:  Q and A with Lindsay Zanno

By Kathleen Wilson Like Dinosaurs? Follow the new discovery scene? Then chances are you’ve heard of Lindsay Zanno. She’s an Assistant Research Professor of Paleontology with BioSci, as well as the Head of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Paleontology […]

Sep 1, 2017

Dana Thomas: The CURiOuS Creator

By Kathleen Wilson  Before she even got the job, Dana Thomas was looking for ways to innovate our department. To go above and beyond her outlined responsibilities. To make the student experience better. And she’s delivering. As an Academic Advisor […]

Sep 1, 2017

BioSci’s Bones: Ann Ross and the Forensic Analysis Lab

By Kathleen Wilson  Last summer BioSci got an unbelievable deal after Professor of Forensic Anthropology, Ann Ross, set her sights on joining our department. Formerly in the Anthropology department of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ann found her […]