Posted on April 29, 2022
Fertilizer’s Fungal Effects
When excess fertilizer leaches out from croplands and urban lawns, nitrogen and other elements pollute the environment. Extensive research shows the damage that nitrogen […]
Posted on February 25, 2020
Research Early, Research Often — and Reap the Benefits
Critical thinking, sound judgement, mental endurance. Exceptional communication and effective collaboration. These aren’t just human resources buzzwords. They’re authentic skills and abilities that anyone can […]
In the Field | Alumni Making the Most of Their Background in Biology
Logan Peterman BS’09 At Organic Valley, a Wisconsin-based food brand and organic farmer cooperative, Logan Peterman serves as an organic research director and data scientist. […]
Posted on October 11, 2019
Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics
Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]
Posted on February 25, 2019
To Live and Learn Together
The summer vegetables sag in the wake of the first frosts. But the low October sun still warms the fields of the Eagle Heights Community […]
Posted on July 1, 2016
The Island of Giant Mice
Gough Island is home to the biggest
mice on Earth. Genetics professor
Bret Payseur and his team are coming
closer to figuring out why.
Posted on November 3, 2015
Catch Up With … Shannon Strader BS’14 Biology
Shannon Strader BS’14 is no stranger to pain. At age 8 she lost her twin sister, Lauryn, to complications arising from cerebral palsy. Strader herself […]
Posted on June 9, 2015
Catch Up With … Luxme Hariharan BS’04 Biology
As a pediatric ophthalmologist, clinical researcher and child advocate, Luxme Hariharan has set herself a challenging goal: To prevent childhood blindness globally and help those […]
Posted on March 2, 2015
Insects For All
Entomology professor Daniel Young presides over a prodigious collection of bugs on campus. Thanks to digital technology, this collection and many others will soon be available online for everyone to learn from and enjoy.
Posted on November 20, 2013
Communicating Science in the Digital Age
Web-based science news has placed a higher burden on scientists
to more effectively share their discoveries with the public—
a challenge that CALS life sciences communicators
are ready to help them meet.
An Astonishing World Revealed
Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.
Posted on June 18, 2013
Protecting our Pollinators
Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.