VCU News: VCU biology professor receives $1.3M grant to study membrane transport pathways in yeast

Derek Prosser was awarded a 5-year CAREER Award by the NSF for his research into non-clathrin membrane transport pathways. This $1.3 million award will support Prosser as he studies lesser known transport pathways that are not yet well understood. Read the full article “VCU biology professor receives $1.3M grant to study membrane transport pathways in […]

Class of 2019: Zulhumar Adil found the challenges she craved at VCU

Zulhamar Adil, a Biology major, was featured by VCU News in the ‘Class of 2019’ campaign which features exceptional and inspiring students who will graduate this month. Read the full article “Class of 2019: Zulhumar Adil found the challenges she craved at VCU” by Tom Gresham of VCU News.

Biology staff member among sisters celebrating 90 years of service to VCU

Biology’s Octavia Hall is celebrating 20 years of service at VCU alongside her sisters who, together, share 90 total years at VCU. Rhonda Hall reached the 40-year milestone at VCU, and Adriene Hall Johnson reached the 30-year service mark. Full article at VCU News: “Sisters celebrate 90 years of service to VCU” by Joan Tuponce. […]

NSF: Structural complexity in forests improves carbon capture

Chris Gough co-authored a study on carbon sequestration which was funded and recently featured by the National Science Foundation. The study demonstrated the importance of a forest’s structural complexity to carbon sequestration. Read the full article on the NSF website entitled “Structural complexity in forests improves carbon capture” by NSF public affairs. Chris Gough is […]

CHS announces new Student Emergency Fund for students near graduation experiencing financial hardship

VCU College of Humanities and Sciences students work hard while they’re in school. Many live on the edge financially, patching together scholarships, grants, loans and jobs to pay for college. Just one emergency can upend their lives and threaten their ability to complete their degree. We recognize the sacrifices our students make for their education. […]

Explore Neon Workshop: Register by Sept. 27th

This two-day workshop introduces participants to NEON, teaches them how to access and work with NEON data, and allows them to interact with NEON science staff to get assistance working on the data they are interested in using. The workshop includes hands-on, interactive instruction on how to access and work with NEON data, both through […]

Biology faculty member named “Rockstar Fundraising Researcher”

Santiago Lima, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Biology.  He is a teacher-scholar, and teaches a 3-course series in Cancer Biology that covers the fundamentals of cancer and gets students into the lab to conduct research. As a researcher, Lima is interested in understanding the molecular and metabolic changes that occur in […]

VCU, UR study on spread of gypsy moths amid climate change receives prestigious award

The Royal Entomological Society will recognize a study led by current and former VCU researchers as the best to be published in Physiological Entomology over a two-year period. The study was led by Lily Thompson, a graduate of VCU Biology’s M.S. degree program. Co-authors include: Trevor Faske; graduate of VCU Biology’s M.S. degree program. Dominique […]

VCU News: Structurally complex forests better at carbon sequestration

Associate professor Chris Gough, Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellow Jeff Atkins, Ph.D. were recently featured in a VCU News article about carbon sequestration in forests. Read the full article “Structurally complex forests better at carbon sequestration” by Brian McNeill at VCU News. Chris Gough is an associate professor in VCU Biology, studying forest ecology. Jeff Atkins […]

Biology Faculty, Staff to Serve on CHS and University Organizations

Several members of the VCU Biology community will serve on university and college organizations for Academic Year 2020 (Fall 2019 – Summer 2020). Carolina Yáber was elected to be Secretary for Faculty Council of the College of Humanities and Sciences.  Carolina is an assistant professor in VCU Biology. Gerron Scott was elected to serve as […]