Baylor's Biology department has made providing research opportunities at all levels a priority. In this Q&A, Randy Fiedler talked with Dr. Dwayne Simmons, Dr. Thad Scott, and Dr. Jacquelyn Duke about an innovative new course designed to give undergraduates a deep dive into research.
The Baylor Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Experience (B-TRUE) Summer Fellows Program sponsors undergraduate fellows to conduct summer research in one of six areas of study — biology, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, geosciences and psychology and neuroscience — to encourage students to solve complex problems through cross-disciplinary research.
Oct. 7, 2019 Baylor has announced the awarding of ten professors with the honor of becoming Baylor Fellows. The Baylor Fellow program is designed for professors to step outside the norms of the classroom and think of creative teaching strategies to engage with students.
April 5, 2018 Beginning April 9, Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, will brave the Antarctic winter for two months to study leopard seals. As part of the National Science Foundation-funded project, Trumble and other experienced Antarctica researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Colorado State University will work to gain an understanding of the foraging ecology and physiology of the leopard seal, an Antarctic apex, or top, predator.
Brooke Morris, a Biology PhD student in Dr. Stephen Trumble's lab, was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This is a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship program. Congratulations, Brooke!
A pair of Baylor scientists have made headlines with their innovative technique for learning about the lives of whales by examining plugs of earwax. Now, the two researchers are set to present their work at a special event at the Smithsonian in Washington.
Dr. Marcie Moehnke, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology, and her Genetics Lab were featured in Baylor University's most recent video showcasing teachers who transcend learning to transform lives, and who care about every student.
The Illinois River, a tributary of the Arkansas River, runs for 145 miles through Arkansas and Oklahoma. For decades, the two states have fought over pollution in the river, with Oklahoma blaming Arkansas for polluting the river with elevated phosphorus from municipal waste water and poultry fertilizers, which leads to an increase in algae growth. …
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.