2023 Archives

Dec 20, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Two ECU Undergraduates receive travel award from the Genetics Society of America

Two Harriot College undergraduates, Ms. Lindsay Swain (B.S. Biology, B.S. Public Health December 2023) and Mr. William “Gage” Outlaw (B.S. Biology, anticipated May 2024) recently received the Victoria Finnerty Award...

Dec 19, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Biology faculty published book on the natural history of Earth’s ancient lakes

Dr. Jeff McKinnon (Biology) recently published a book entitled Our Ancient Lakes: A Natural History with MIT Press. This is a wonderful book that relays the interesting natural history of...

Dec 19, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Biology faculty co-edits book on the “Parasites of Biological Invasions”

Dr. April MH Blakeslee (Biology) recently co-edited a scientific book entitled “Parasites and Biological Invasions” (CABI press, 2023), which was authored by leading researchers in the field. Compiling information on...

Jul 21, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Biology faculty wins Dean’s Early Career Award

Dr. Heather Vance-Chalcraft, Assistant Professor of Biology, was announced as the recipient of the 2023 Dean’s Early Career Award from the Thomas Harriot College of Art and Sciences. The award...

Jul 20, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Zhu elected Fellow for contributions to research in endocrinology

Congratulations to Dr. Yong Zhu who was elected as a Fellow of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology at their recent biennial meeting held in Queretaro, Mexico. The award,...

Jul 19, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Watts warns about the invasive spotted lanternfly

Dr. Mirian Watts (Biology) contributed information for two news articles and an interview with NPR-WUNC about growing concerns associated with the invasive spotted lanternfly. To learn more about this invasion...

ECU student holding the menhaden
Jul 17, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Two Biology faculty participate in international conferences on changing ocean environments

Ocean environments are dynamic places where species can move to locations where they have not historically existed and experience a variety of physical changes due to climate change. Drs. April...

Jun 01, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Former ECU faculty member makes science fun for all generations

Thanks to the support of individuals like Dr. John and Nancy Bray, the Department of Biology has been able to support several efforts to improve public awareness about biodiversity and...

Jun 01, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Four biology faculty receive awards at ECU’s 2023 Teaching Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Drs. Elizabeth Ables, Anne Bunnell, Sue McRae and Heather Vance-Chalcraft for being recognized for their outstanding efforts in teaching. Dr. Ables received The Board of Governor’s Award for...

Jun 01, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Two biology faculty recognized at ECU’s 2023 Research and Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Drs. Rachel Gittman and Dr. Jean-Luc Scemama for being recognized at this year’s ceremony. Dr. Gittman received ECU’s Scholarship of Engagement Award because of her outstanding ability to...

Apr 13, 2023
  • Ariane Peralta

MS Biology Grad Student Colin Finlay Awarded Water Resources Fellowship!

Biology congratulates Colin Finlay, who is currently a MS Biology graduate student! Colin Finlay was awarded a fellowship through the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (NC WRRI) Competitive Grants...

Apr 03, 2023
  • Patrick Harris

ECU undergraduates learn biology in Costa Rican rainforests and coral reefs

Jeff McKinnon (Biology) recently completed a spring break study abroad trip to Costa Rica with 14 undergraduate students, most enrolled for introductory laboratory credit. During this field intensive, students learned...

Mar 30, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Congratulations to Carter Stancil on being awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Congratulations to Carter Stancil who was recently notified that she has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Stancil is a first-year...

Feb 02, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Biology congratulates students who participated in the 2023 White Coat Ceremony at ECU’s School of Dental Medicine

ECU’s second-year dental students participated in a ceremony on Jan. 2023 where they received their white coat and made a pledge to their future patients as they begin their care...

Jan 11, 2023
  • ECU Biology

Privette meeting room a venue for exchanging ideas, positive interactions

Dr. Doug Privette’s sustaining support of the biology department was honored on December 9 2022 by the naming of the Dr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Privette Meeting Room in ECU’s...

Nov 01, 2022
  • ECU Biology

Two alumni from ECU’s Department of Biology awarded ECU’s most prestigious medical scholarship

Congratulations to David Murray and Valentine Okafor for their selection into the Class of 2026 ECU Brody Scholars. The Brody Scholarship is ECU’s most prestigious medical scholarships and includes four...