Dr. Michael Parsons

Appalachian Alumnus Studies Urban Rat Ecology
Oct 18, 2017

Appalachian alumnus Dr. Michael Parsons' ('93) unusual research caught the eye of CBS News recently. After reading the story, we were curious to know ...

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ASU Alum Rachel Hoch Recognized for Work to Recover Endangered Species
Jun 9, 2017

Congratulations to Appstate Department of Biology Alum Rachel Hoch, who was named a US Fish and Wildlife Service 2016 Recovery Champion. Recovery Cham...

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Biology major Elisabeth Panto receives internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mar 27, 2017

Elisabeth Panto will be working for 9 weeks this summer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), with an initial preparatory week at the Astronomy &...

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Environmental science major Tara Early creates prize-winning research poster, is honored by SETAC
Jan 12, 2017

Tara Early of Morehead City just graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. She is now ap...

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Apex student Mary Rachel Silliman earns highest Sea Scouts award
Oct 27, 2016

BOONE—Mary Rachel Silliman from Apex, a senior majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, recently com...

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Laura Ellis wins People's Choice Award in 3-minute-thesis competition
Feb 9, 2016

The People's Choice Award in the annual 3-minute-thesis competition went to Laura Ellis, a graduate student in biology from Swannanoa. Ellis spoke of ...

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Dr. Ece Karatan awarded NIH Grant for research on Vibro cholerae
Feb 5, 2016

Dr. Ece Karatan, an associate professor in the Department of Biology, was awarded her second NIH grant ($395,720) to investigate how Vibrio cholerae, ...


Dr. Howard Neufeld and Dr. Zack Murrell awarded NSF Grant
Feb 4, 2016

The Department of Biology is proud to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to two faculty members that will support their...

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Aug 31, 2015

Did you know that you can learn about special events, ongoing programs and research related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics educat...

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Biology Department Awards Reception
Apr 15, 2015

Biology DepartmentAwards ReceptionThursday, April 30, 201512:30 pmBiology Conference Room210B Rankin SouthJoin us in celebrating our students' accompl...