Department of Biological Sciences

young woman with pigtail braids holding a bee house

Bee Friendly Pitt Sets Campus Abuzz

After taking an environmental studies course focused on developing impactful sustainability projects in the community, a group of undergraduates installed seven bee houses across the Pittsburgh campus.
Hatfull in a green coat, wearing gloves and looking at a round slide of phages

Lifesaving First in Medicine Boosted By Student Research in Hatfull Lab

Research efforts in Graham Hatfull’s lab involving phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, saved a cystic fibrosis patient from a life-threatening infection. This therapeutic first couldn’t have happened without the help of undergraduate students.
Tom Eliseuson and Madison Holden wearing ballcaps and examining a tree

Duo’s Mission: Count Each Tree on Campus

A Pitt-specific tree inventory is the first step in tracking progress toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of increasing the campus tree canopy 50 percent by 2030.

4 Researchers Receive New Initiatives Grants From Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has named Tia-Lynn Ashman and James Pipas as recipients of one of its...