Associate Professor of Biology Sarah Esstman has been awarded the Robert and Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship. This three-year award is given by the College in recognition of Dr. Esstman’s outstanding record of teaching and scholarship. Since joining the Biology faculty in 2017, Professor Esstman has taught courses in virology and molecular biology and led a…
Biology Adjunct Professor Becky Dickson was recognized as a Champion of Change at the Eighth Campus Sustainability Awards Ceremony on April 19, 2021. Dr. Dickinson received the 2021 Academics and Award for her teaching on the application of geospatial techniques to sustainability. In addition to teaching BIO 379, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Dr. Dickson is also a…
Congratulations to Joseph McCalmon, Ashley Peake and Samuel Schwartz! They have been named 2021 Barry S. Goldwater Scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Goldwater Scholars have impressive academic and research credentials that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in these fields….
Congratulations! We are proud to announce that WFU Biology members have had the following proposals funded: Dr. Sarah Esstman‘s proposal entitled “Mapping Rotavirus Reassortment Restriction Determinants” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. T. Michael Anderson‘s proposal entitled “US-UK Collab: Transport and trophic effects of transient hosts on infectious disease” has been…
Dr. Ke Zhang Reid was interviewed, for The Daily Deac’s Meet A Deac Monday edition, by Dr. Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94) on March 15, 2021. An excerpt is shown below. How would you describe your job, in layperson’s terms? I teach Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Epigenetics courses at the undergraduate level and graduate level….
Cindy H. Davis, In recognition of your 40 years of service to Wake Forest University’s Department of Biology, We Thank You! 🎩💛
Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society Recruitment Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Honor Society on campus, is beginning the process to recruit new members for the 2021 year! What is Tri-Beta?: Beta Beta Beta is an honors society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries…
The Wake Forest Department of Biology is happy to welcome new majors/minors during MDW 2021 (February 15-19). Declare by going to https://registrar.wfu.edu/declarations/ Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagine, on a stroll, you encounter a hungry lion… what would you do? A fun and informative article written by our own Noah Bressman (PhD. 2020) recently appeared in the journal “Integrative Organismal Biology” considers the dynamics of predator-prey encounters. Now, what if that lion started running right at you? Would you flee immediately, even…
The news service article by Laurie Willis features Dr. Sarah McDonald Esstman and her students studying the COVID-19 pandemic. Students in biology professor Sarah McDonald Esstman’s virology class spent several weeks exploring COVID-related topics for a course project. Groups named the virologists, the physicians, the epidemiologists, the immunologists, the communicators and the policy makers –…
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