Department of Biological Sciences
Friday, April 16, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Students in Jeffrey Hildebrand and Nancy Kaufmann’s lab course get valuable real-world experience—and recently, a publication credit—as they uncover why neural tubes fail to close during development.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
In his new book, longtime plant collector and Pitt junior Alvin Liu offers an in-depth look at the wild carnivorous plants that thrive in the New Jersey Pinelands.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Simply acknowledging that college is challenging during introductory science courses has helped to close racial and gender achievement gaps. The intervention, begun in a Pitt biology course, is being adopted at universities around the country.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Though not without its challenges, Kristin Butela says students in her Foundations of Biology Lab course are collaborating and communicating their work better than in years’ past, in part due to adjustments under Flex@Pitt.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In a pair of studies, ecologist Jessica Stephenson found that both animals and humans instinctually hunker down in small groups when infection looms—but that impulse can come with a price.
Monday, June 22, 2020
A new set of guidelines, a lab manual and multiple groups at Pitt are working to reduce bias in academic science and increase diversity in STEM fields.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020