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Published: 06/09/2017

For hundreds of years, a species of flying squirrel was hiding right under (actually, above) our noses.

A new ...Read more

Published: 06/08/2017

A recent large-scale study using mathematical modeling regarding female academics in Japan yielded shocking results: Female STEM academics are 30-50% less likely to be promoted to the rank of full professor,...Read more

Published: 06/02/2017

Biology sophomore Katherine Tran was featured in a Crosscut article on the challenges women face when pursuing education and careers in science.
Here are a few excerpts:...Read more

Published: 06/01/2017

Last year PLOS articles received nearly 30 million downloads and out of over 22,000 PLOS ONE research articles published in 2016, an article authored by Alison Crowe and Ben Wiggins...Read more

Published: 05/26/2017

UW Biology was well represented in the latest round of awards from the National Science Foundation. In fact, in the last two years, of the 17 graduate awards given in...Read more

Published: 05/26/2017

Members of the Perkel lab and their collaborators recently published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the variablilty of songbird neural activity. Trial-and-error learning...Read more

Published: 05/19/2017

Ecologists have long predicted that climate change will send plants and animals uphill and towards the poles in search of familiar temperatures. Such movements have increasingly been documented around the...Read more

Published: 05/11/2017

Biology had another fantastic year of graduate student research displayed at the 2017 Graduate Student Symposium! 
Many thanks to graduate students Megan Whitney and Alex Brannick who organized the...Read more

Published: 04/27/2017

Caroline Strömberg has been selected as the recipient for this year’s Schuchert Award from the Paleontological Society. The Charles Schuchert Award is presented to a person early...Read more

Published: 04/28/2017

Prof. Ken Sebens and recent Biology PhD graduate Mike Nishizaki published with their collaborators on the "Energetics, Patricle Capture, and Growth Dynamics of Benthic Suspension Feeders". 


Marine benthic communities...Read more