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Undergraduate Biology Student Researcher: Alexa Magstadt

"Alexa Magstadt is studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Spanish. She is part of the Chancellors Club Scholar, a BioScholar & a Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Dixon Lab."

Ten KU students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for summer

Four Biology students received an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA).

KU researcher Rafe Brown receives Fulbright Award to the Philippines

Rafe Brown, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to travel to the Philippines to study biodiversity.

Undergraduate Biology Student Researcher: Kaitlyn Savoy

Kaitlyn 'Kit' Savoy Is a junior biology major who is also minoring in chemistry & theater. She currently works in the Ben Sikes Lab & won the 2024 Goldwater Scholarship

New study on bees’ physiological response to extreme temperatures.

A recent University of Kansas study revealed that bees have limited capacity to enhance their heat tolerance via acclimation or prior heat exposure making them vulnerable to climate change.

KU faculty researchers inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers

In the spring 2024 issue of KU Giving magazine, Jocelyn Colella, KU faculty member and curator of mammalogy at the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, discusses the benefits of offering “full stack” biology experiences to students seeking careers in biological science. The Colella…

Undergraduate Biology Student Researcher: Laiba Ashraf

Laiba Ashraf is a Senior studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and is pursuing a double minor in business administration and chemistry.

KU recognizes 14 students with 2024 University Awards

The University Awards, among the most prestigious awards presented at KU, were established to recognize students who embody service excellence, dedication or whose academic achievements are stellar. Honorees are students from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and schools of Architecture…

Researchers parse oddity of distantly related bats in Solomon Islands that appear identical

A study of body size in leaf-nosed bats of the Solomon Islands has revealed surprising genetic diversity among nearly indistinguishable species on different islands. The study included work from several KU evolutionary biologists who collected specimens in the field, conducted genetic analysis and…

KU celebrates undergraduate research at annual symposium

Volunteer judges selected 28 individual presentations and three group presentations to receive Outstanding Presentation Awards at the 27th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month, in addition to the ACE Talks presentations.

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