Department of Biological Sciences


Beatrice Byrne awarded the Hagge Family Scholarship

Congratulations to Beatrice Byrne, a senior biology major with a concentration in human biology, for receiving the Hagge Family Scholarship for 2013-2014.

Cameron Seymour awarded first Tom Knight Biology Scholarship

Congratulations to Cameron Seymour, a junior Biology major, who received the inaugural Tom Knight Biology Scholarship for 2013-2014.

Elaine Fink Retiring as Part Time Faculty

After 27 years, Elaine Fink will retire from teaching anatomy and physiology courses in the Biology Dept.

Nurse Practitioner Visits With USM Premedical & Health Student Society

Students in the USM Premedical & Health Student Society student club met with Ann Conley, a nurse practitioner at USM Health and Counseling Services, to learn about health career opportunities during the group's weekly meeting on Nov. 28th.

Biology alumnus publishes doctoral research in Science

Dr. Ben Smith (B.S. Biology, 2004) published his research in Science, the top scientific journal in the U.S. His work focused on migration of germ cells across tight junctions in the testis.

USM Students Observe Wildlife Research in Action

USM's Biology Club visited River Point Conservation Area to observe wildlife research in action, surveying the property with researchers from the Biodiversity Research Institute for migrating Saw-whet Owls.

Science Cafes

The Biology Department's own David Champlin will be the first speaker at this new series of talks called Science Cafes to be held in the Atrium of the Portland Public Library, starting this Thurs, Sept 27th, at 5:30 pm. Tell your family and friends to check it out! You can see the Events entry for more details.

Fall Science Cafés held in Portland to recognize 50th anniversary of Silent Spring

The University of Southern Maine and Cornerstones of Science announce the first in a series of Science Cafés to be held at Portland Public Library on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the fall.

Graduate student research

Jennifer McKay, 2010 alumna of the Biology graduate program, has her work published in Ecotoxicology.

USM faculty are students for a week

During the first week of August, Dr. Ah-Kau Ng of the AMS Dept and Drs. Dave Champlin and Lisa Moore of the Biology Dept attended a workshop called Genomic Approaches in BioSciences to learn more about teaching genomics to undergraduates.