Department of Biological Sciences
Thursday, July 8, 2021
In 2019, biologist Graham Hatfull’s research on bacteria-killing viruses saved a British teenager’s life. Based on that success, a new patient’s case, published in Nature Medicine, further advances the science behind curing antibiotic-resistant lung infections.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Wombat poop is cube shaped. An octopus has nine brains. Weird but true facts like these are all in a day’s work for Jess Boddy (A&S ’16), an editor and podcast producer at Popular Science who got her start at Pitt.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The Office of the Provost recently awarded Open Educational Resources (OER) funding to seven projects during the spring 2021 term...
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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.