Biology student has won the prestigious CLARION Case Competition

VCU student Kush Savsani, a sophomore biology major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has won the Clarion Case Competition. Savsani, alongside three other VCU students, was able to bring home first place in The National CLARION Case Competition 2022 held by the University of Minnesota. The competition focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in […]

An aspiring dentist discovers a passion for ecology

Drashty Mody, a biology major set to graduate in May, is on the pre-dentistry track at VCU. She was placed last year in the research lab of Rima Franklin, Ph.D., associate professor of microbial ecology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. At first she was nervous that Franklin’s ecological research seemed like no more […]

Spring Research Showcase

The Integrative Life Sciences Student Organization is presenting its annual research showcase on Thursday, April 14th from 11am – to 4pm. Come to The Commons Virginia Rooms A-D to witness students giving presentations on their own research findings. Oral presentations will also be available over Zoom. Contact matheskc@vcu.edu for any questions.

VCU Biology Social Media Photo Contest

VCU Biology is trying to find your best selfies or group shots that have to do with VCU Biology. Whether it’s exploring the outdoors, working on a lab experience or even you and your friends attending a lecture, we want to see you representing VCU Biology. Rules And How To Enter Photo must contain only […]

VCU News: From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

Sivam Bhatt and Anubhav Thapaliya are Biology majors that have been busy conducting research on specific genes that impact the development of zebrafish and blood stem cell generation in the lab of Erich Damm, PH.D. None of this would have been possible without the  Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Endowed Fund  grants that further research like […]

VCU News: Biology student Kameron Jones seeks to connect with fellow Indigenous students and serve Native American communities

Kameron Jones,  who is studying biology with a minor in chemistry in VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, is a descendant of the Meherrin Indian Tribe and has gotten involved with organizations and groups at VCU that support underrepresented students, such as VCU P.R.I.M.E, a networking community for underrepresented students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Read the […]

VCU News: A VCU-led experiment will improve forecasts of how the forest carbon cycle responds to disturbances — a key question for climate change

VCU researchers, including Chris Gough and Maxim Grigri of the Biology department, led a research project to elucidate the ways in which forest disturbances affect carbon uptake and storage in forests. Read the full article, “A VCU-led experiment will improve forecasts of how the forest carbon cycle responds to disturbances — a key question for […]

VCU News: Students’ plan for at-home COVID-19 testing kit recognized by Clinton Foundation

Four biology majors are among a team trying to develop an at-home testing kit for COVID-19 – work which has been recognized by the Clinton Foundation. Read the full article, “Students’ plan for at-home COVID-19 testing kit recognized by Clinton Foundation” by James Shea at VCU News. Teerth Patel, Sivam Bhatt, Nuhash Bhuiyan, and Anubhav […]

Biology junior earns prestigious NIH scholarship

Anirban Mahanty, a junior biology major at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named a recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the National Institutes of Health, making him the third VCU student in four years to receive the highly competitive national award. Read the full article “VCU biology major’s passion for medicine, science and research leads […]

VCU News: Biology researcher explores a way to stop coronavirus infection cycle.

VCU News has published an article on extremely important research being conducted in Derek Prosser’s Membrane Biology Lab. Derek Prosser is investigating whether SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can be stopped from entering cells. If it can, the infection life cycle can be broken. Read the full VCU News article “Is it possible to […]

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