Spotlights

Faculty & Staff Spotlights

Ms. Carra Schriber

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically what type of biologist you are)?Being a biologist was not a set life path or choice I made- I kind of...

Dr. Alicia Reigel

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?I have always been fascinated with the water and aquatic animals, but ...

Dr. Matt Estep

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)? A great love of the outdoors led me towards a biology undergradu...

Alumni Spotlights

Lara Souza

Interview with Lara Souza about her career, her time at Appalachian State University, University of Tennessee and Oklahoma and as Director of Oklahoma...

Christina Daly

Christina Daly

What do you currently do?I am working toward a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the lab of Dr. Ryan Potts.Why di...

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Erin McCombs

What do you currently do?I am the Conservation Director for Southern Appalachia with American Rivers. American Rivers is a national river advocac...

Graduate Student Spotlights

Leigha Henson

Leigha Henson is currently a graduate student in the Department of Biology, working with Dr. Howard Neufeld on the effects of climate change on Southe...

Erik Rangel-Silva

How did you become interested in biology?Learning about the nervous system in my psychology class really sparked the intrigue for biological processes...

Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda Wilkinson

How did you become interested in biology?Growing up, I had a large interest in science – understanding how the world worked through fundamental, uns...