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 […]

3 Biology Faculty and Staff Receive Advising Certificates of Merit

The VCU University Academic Advising Board has awarded certificates of merit for excellence in advising to three members of the Department of Biology. “The goal of the UAAB Awards Program is to encourage a wider support and recognition of outstanding advising at Virginia Commonwealth University. Awards are presented across five different categories to individuals who […]

A Biology alumnus is organizing volunteers to help meet free clinic needs across Virginia

Zuhayr Shaikh, an alumnus of the Department of Biology is interested in helping underserved populations and will enroll at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in the fall. He has volunteered at a free clinic in Richmond as well as the one in Manassas. Read the VCU News article “A VCU grad is organizing […]

Being a Biology Major at VCU – Student/Faculty Panel

Faculty and students in VCU Biology discuss their experiences in the department and what a Biology major can expect when they accept their offer to attend VCU. Watch the panel discussion recorded on Zoom.

Meet a Biology Student

VCU Biology undergraduate David Huey answered questions about his interests and experiences in research and academics. Read the Q & A With Dalton Huey on the Biology website.

Biology faculty answers questions on the microorganisms behind sourdough

Everybody is stuck at home and everybody is seemingly baking bread. VCU biology professor Fernando Tenjo shares why yeast and fermentable foods are so captivating.  Read the article ‘Been baking sourdough? We spoke with a VCU biology professor who teaches Yeast and Fermentation about the friendly microorganism.’ by Brian McNeill from VCU News. Fernando Tenjo […]

‘Thank a Professor’ Project

The VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence has launched a new program: “THANK A PROF” project During this time of great uncertainty, we find it extremely important to share gratitude whenever we can. We know many VCU faculty are teaching with compassion and doing everything they can for students and their academic success. Please […]

Biology, Other CHS Units Donate PPE to VCU Health.

Last week, VCU Biology coordinated to donate boxes of personal protective equipment such as gloves and face masks to VCU Health in order to assist in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. VCU Biology would like to express deep gratitude to the various principal investigators and instructors who relinquished their lab supplies in support of VCU […]

Biology Staff Member Receives Black History in the Making Award

Octavia Hall was honored as one of the 2020 recipients of the Black History in the Making awards by the VCU Department of African American Studies. Originally instituted in 1983, this is only the second year in which staff members were eligible for the award. Octavia was recognized for her long career of service to […]

Biology to Host Darwin Day – Feb. 21 in VCU Student Commons Theater

The Graduate Organization of Biology Students at VCU is pleased to present the 202 Darwin Day speaker, Adriana Briscoe from the University of California Irvine, who will present “The Evolution of Coloration and Color Vision in Butterflies.” The seminar is free to the public and will be held in the VCU Student Commons Theater. Refreshments […]