Department of Biological Sciences


Mariah Farrell at poster

Mariah Farrell wins Abstract Achievement Award

Mariah Farrell, a Biology graduate student, received the prestigious Abstract Achievement Award from the American Society of Hematology.
Melanin in Medicine

Melanin in Medicine

A new student organization, Melanin in Medicine, serves to combat the marginalization of students of color within the health and medical sciences.
NOFL at Time/temp Bldg

USM students highlighted in PPH article about bird strike research

The Portland Press Herald recently published a story that described a collaborative project between USM and Maine Audubon to document bird strikes at buildings in downtown Portland.
Figure 4. REVIGO Gene Ontology treemap of biological processes associated with the 408 genes upregulated by cortisol treatment in wild-type but not klf9-/- larvae

Ian Gans (BS, '15) publishes research in Scientific Reports

Ian Gans (BS, '15) recently published part of his PhD research in the journal Scientific Reports.
woodchuck pup eating forbs

Biology faculty and student coauthor Cooperative Extension bulletin

Chris Maher and Britney Evangelista co-authored a bulletin, "Managing woodchucks on your Maine property," for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Pratima Bajgain

Pratima Bajgain (BS '20) publishes research in Bone

Pratima Bajgain, who just graduated with a BS in Biology, co-authored a publication with researchers from Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Bioscience Association of Maine

USM Biology Students Receive Top BioME Awards for Their Research

USM was well represented at the 2020 BioME Student Showcase of science research, as senior biology major Anastasia D'Amico of Belgrade Lakes and master of science in biology candidate Rachel Cray of Freeport were among the top-three higher-education honorees.
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Graduate student research published in Journal of Mammalogy

Zachary Lankist (M.S. Biology, 2019) and his thesis advisor, Chris Maher, published their work, "Snowshoe hare feeding behavior responds to coyote and moose cues at diverse vegetation densities," in the Journal of Mammalogy.
USM Update taping November 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2019

In the November episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings sits down to talk about groundbreaking biology research at USM, global leadership through the Maine Model United Nations program, and how USM is leading the way in sustainable seafood initiatives.
Tyler Walsh and Curtis Bohlen

USM senior Tyler Walsh assessing, addressing pollution in Casco Bay

Research conducted this summer by USM student Tyler Walsh, through an internship with the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP), aims to better understand nutrient pollution in Casco Bay.