Department of Biological Sciences
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
Friday, April 17, 2020
From mailing circuit boards to students’ homes to rolling 80 containers of duckweed down Forbes Avenue, lab instructors got creative in the shift to online learning.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh once again is among the nation’s top institutions for producing Fulbright students, breaking its own record with 14 students—who are now alumni—earning the prestigious scholarships for international study, teaching and research projects.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Students across the University are coming together at a hydroponics club to grow and share produce and gain hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Animals that seek mates and fight rivals that resemble their parents could be setting the stage for the formation of a new species, research from Pitt biology graduate student Yusan Yang and associate professor Corinne Richards-Zawacki indicates.
Friday, June 14, 2019
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.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
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.