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Professor Luke Dodd's research on bats "serving a need"


Professor Luke Dodd, who has been with the Biological Sciences department since 2014, is spearheading bat ecology research projects here at EKU, with both undergraduate and graduate students. He first became interested in bats as an undergraduate himself, and was "blown away" by how diverse bats are.

Graduating Biology senior recipient of 2020 Florence Hood Minor Award


Senior Biomedical Sciences student Callie Whitus has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Florence Hood Minor Award. This award is given to students who are members of the Delta Zeta sorority. Whitus has served as president, among a myriad of other leadership roles, in her three years as a member of the sorority.

Cancelled travel plans do not hinder rising Biology senior


Rising Biological Sciences senior and Honors Program student Nick Koenig was looking forward to spending Summer 2020 in Germany, studying under two internationally renowned professors. It was going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! But then COVID-19 came and interrupted all travel plans.

Melanie Link-Perez elected to Botanical Society of America leadership role


Assistant professor and curator of the Ronald L. Jones Herbarium Melanie Link-Perez was recently elected as Program Director for the Botanical Society of America. Among other responsibilities, she will have a prominent role in planning the society's yearly Botany conference, which hosts several other membership organizations. Dr.

Nick Koenig honorable mention for prestigious Udall Award


Nick Koenig, junior Biological Sciences major and a very familiar face to the department, was recently named an Honorable Mention for the prestigious Udall Award. The Udall Award "provides scholarship to sophomores or juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment issues related to Native American nations or to the environment." 

Dr. Julia Bohannon, EKU aluma (B.S. Biology, 2004), received the Society for Leukocyte Biology 2017 Jeanette Thornbecke Award

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Dr. Julia Bohannon, EKU aluma (B.S. Biology, 2004), received the Society for Leukocyte Biology 2017 Jeanette Thornbecke Award.  The award is presented to a deserving young female investigator.

Chautauqua: How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog

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One of the scientists behind “one of the most influential biological studies ever” will visit Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Feb. 1, to discuss his role in the groundbreaking experiment.

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