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 […]

VCU Biology and Environmental Film Festival to co-host “The Story of Plastic” free screening, 2/13

VCU Biology Department and RVA Environmental Film Festival is co-hosting the “The Story of Plastic” film screening at Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street on February 13 at 6 p.m, followed by a panel discussion.The Story of Plastic exposes and uncovers the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Request your free […]

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 […]