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  • Biology Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

    Take Biology courses during summer in Spain!
    Thinking of widening your horizons and experiences through a study abroad stay? The Biological Sciences Department offers a newly-minted Study Abroad opportunity specifically designed for BIOL...
    Posted: September 28, 2017 8:36 AM
  • Dr. Kate Laskowski named 2017 CNMS Outstanding Alumna

    Alumni Awards Ceremony held Tuesday October, 5th
    Photo Credit: Dr. Kate Laskowski has been named the 2017 CNMS Alumna of the Year. Kate did her undergraduate research with Jeff Leips and graduated from UMBC with a...
    Posted: August 16, 2017 11:31 AM
  • Groundbreaking for Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

    Faculty and administrators shift dirt to open construction!
    The groundbreaking ceremony for the ILSB on May 1st brought together administrators, faculty and representatives of the design and construction companies who have been working toward this project...
    Posted: May 9, 2017 4:13 PM
  • Biological Sciences/MARC U*STAR Scholar is co-author

    Biological Sciences 2016 grad and MARC U*STAR Scholar, Nkem Ndubuizu, is a co-author on a peer-reviewed paper with her MARC undergraduate mentor, Dr. Laura Rowland, Associate Professor in the...
    Posted: January 9, 2017 10:30 AM
  • MARC U*STAR-BIOL Scholars Publish in Cell Research

    Two MARC U*STAR Biological Sciences alumni, Kwadwo Owusu-Boaitey and Nnamdi Edokobi are co-authors on a paper in Cell Research entitled: "RANK/RANK control Brca1 mutation-driven mammary...
    Posted: January 7, 2017 2:41 PM
  • New BIOL Course: BIOL 415/615--Systems Biology

    Instructor: Dr. Daniel Lobo
    The Department of Biological Sciences will be offering a new course this Spring semester: BIOL 415/615--Systems Biology. This is a late-add to the Schedule of Classes, but please consider...
    Posted: November 9, 2016 4:00 PM
  • Search: Assistant Professor in Microbial Genetics & Biochem.

    Specializing in Microbiome Research
    The Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in microbial genetics and biochemistry, specializing in microbiome research that...
    Posted: October 13, 2016 1:18 PM
  • Dr. Kevin Omland featured in Catonsville Times

    Bahama Oriole Project
    Dr. Kevin Omland and the Omland Lab have been working on studying the critically endangered Bahama Oriole. The Lab's work has been widely advertised between the university, ornithological...
    Posted: October 5, 2016 4:42 PM
  • Brewster lab examines a "pause button" on development

    Research profiled in UMBC News
    How can zebrafish development help with organ transplant? Dr. Rachel Brewster and her lab are working on finding out that answer. Zebrafish can place their development on hold--like a sort of...
    Posted: September 20, 2016 1:26 PM
  • Course seen as part of a "small campus doing big things"

    BIOL 487 Medical Case Studies taught by Drs. Leips & Hoffman
    A story in the September 13 edition of The Retriever recognizes BIOL 487 Medical Case Studies as a "major step" toward a small campus doing big things. Developed by Drs. Jeff Leips and Kathleen...
    Posted: September 20, 2016 1:08 PM