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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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