Inside Look

Lecturer position open

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for an annually renewable Lecturer appointment beginning August 15th, 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory lecture/laboratory courses in biological sciences for majors and non-majors primarily at the Richmond campus.

Summer Research Experiences at EKU: Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia

Student improvising tree measurement

Faculty from EKU recently received a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant to support undergraduate student internships to study the ecological effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances in Central Appalachia.

Renowned Scientist to Address "Evolutionary Adaptation"

Dr. Jeremy England standing in front of chalkboard

A renowned scientist who “could be the next Darwin” will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Student winners in research presentations at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences meeting

KAS logo

Two undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences won awards at this year’s annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, with one additional current student as a co-authors. Be sure to congratulate them on a job well done!

2017 Summer field courses

Students sampling a stream with plants in the background

This summer (2017), the Department of Biological Sciences will be offering three field-based courses based primarily out of Maywoods Environmental and Educational LaboratoryStudents will be allowed to reside in the lodge at Maywoods during each course free of charge.

Meet Dr. Brad Kraemer, our new cell biologist!

Dr. Brad Kraemer

Dr. Bradley Kraemer comes to the Department of Biological Sciences at EKU from Vanderbilt University. Originally from Hammond, Louisiana, Dr. Kraemer joins the department eager to teach biology courses and to develop his research laboratory. His area of interest is in cellular and molecular neuroscience.

Meet Dr. Cy Mott - our new vertebrate behavioral ecologist

Dr. Cy Mott

Dr. Cy Mott comes to EKU most recently from Valdosta State University in southern Georgia, but he has worked previously in Kentucky as an Assistant Professor at Kentucky Wesleyan College and as a postdoctoral researcher at Murray State University.  Dr.

2016 Library Research Award Winners Announced

Left to right: Betina Gardner, David Aeh, and Shirley Dezarn

EKU Libraries presented the third annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates at the 2016 University Scholars Assembly on April 15. The Award, made possible by the Friends of EKU Libraries, recognizes students whose research makes expert and creative use of library services, resources, and collections to produce a scholarly or creative work.

Chestnut Resurgence Takes Root

chestnut planting photo

With the planting on Friday, April 22, of approximately 1,200 saplings, Eastern Kentucky University joined in a “noble and exciting” effort to restore the American chestnut tree to its past glory.

Cell Biologist Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a tenure track, 9-month, Assistant Professor Cell Biologist (Biomedical) position, beginning August 15, 2016. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's undergraduate Biology program (BS) and graduate degree (MS) program.