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‘UK at the Half’ radio segment with Joshua Preston, a Biology Major, and UK’s latest Astronaut Scholar!

Published28, March 28, 2018
This panel discussion (10/19/2016) engaged the general public in current topics of genetics and genomics, such as assembling genomes, gene editing and gene drives, gene therapy in medicine, GMOs, bioethics, and “big unanswered questions”. The panel was made up of a diverse group of faculty at the University of Kentucky:
Moderator: Brian Rymond, PhD, Linda and Jack Gill Professor of Biology, Department of Biology
Panel Members:
- Stephen L. Dobson, PhD, Professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Department of Entomology
Published28, October 28, 2016
On October 1, 2016, the University of Kentucky Department of Biology is hosting BioBonanza, a one-day open house festival.
BioBonanza will be held at the new Academic Science Building at 680 Rose Street on Saturday, October 1 from noon to 4 pm. Free parking is available in the parking garage on Hilltop Avenue, next to the Academic Science Building.
This free event will showcase interactive displays on research taking place in biology at UK. “As soon as you walk through the doors you’ll see all sorts of activities: displays of how…
Published15, September 15, 2016
It’s been 21 years since Robin Cooper started working in the department of biology in the University of Kentucky College of Arts & sciences. It’s been 130 years since Thomas Hunt Morgan, Kentucky’s first Nobel Laureate, graduated from what is now called UK. What do they have in common? They used the same research organisms: fruit flies and crayfish.
“Thomas Hunt Morgan went on for graduate work and he was awarded the Nobel Prize, working with Drosophila [fruit flies] as a model organism. A lot of people don’t realize though, some of his…
Published8, September 8, 2016

Nathan DeWall is a professor in the Psychology Department and has also served as one of the faculty co-directors of Wired since its start in 2011. He sat down with Wired alum Louis Hahn to talk about his experiences in the living learning program and how it has helped shaped his college experience.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

Published8, April 8, 2015

Jeremy Van Cleve joined the Department of Biology in the Spring 2015 semester. As one of the newest additions to UK's faculty, Van Cleve had lots of info to share concering his research, his hopes for his future at UK, and how he's getting along in the city of Lexington.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

Published12, February 12, 2015

While STEMCats may be one of the newest Living Learning Communities on campus, it is providing incoming students with many unique opportunities. Students are not only able to live on campus and take courses with like-minded peers, but STEMCats also allows incoming freshmen students to participate in research and connect with peers, upperclassmen, and professors. In this podcast, we talk with several Undergraduate Instructional Assistants, or UIA’s, who have been building connections with STEMCats freshmen through sharing their experiences. Learn…

Published10, November 10, 2014

The Department of Biology is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Jakub Famulski to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

Published23, October 23, 2014

Innovative ways of teaching have already transformed UK's Biology department, but new facilities are on the horizon. Vincent Cassone, the Chair of the Biology Department at UK, discusses the A&S research computing cluster and the powerful new resources and collaborations across campus.

This interview was conducted by Scott Bradley and produced by David Cole.


Published26, August 26, 2014

The College of Arts & Sciences is collaborating on an effort to revitalize science education with the addition of a new science building. Born with ecological ideals in mind, this building will create a learning environment unlike any other on campus as classrooms engage students with the incorporation of nature into the building’s design itself. In this podcast,…

Published28, March 28, 2014