Mary Rachel Silliman

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...

Dr. Mary Kinkel

Dr. Mary Kinkel
Sep 26, 2016

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?I was drawn to developmental biology because it ties together much of ...

Laura Ellis in the lab; Gary Pandolfi in the field with wetsuit in a river

Laura Ellis & Gary Pandolfi
May 2, 2016

Laura EllisHow did you become interested in biology?Thinking back as long as I can remember I have always been fascinated by how the world works, from...

3 minute thesis competition winners with award plaques

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 ...

Dr. Karatan with two students

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...

Richard Sobe and John Jones

Richard Sobe & John Jones
Jan 7, 2016

Richard SobeHow did you become interested in biology?I have always had an interest in biology. I recall during my late teenage years admiring the fasc...

Dr. Nicole Hughes

Dr. Nicole Hughes
Jan 6, 2016

What do you currently do?I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at High Point University (in High Point, NC), and teach courses in General B...

Jonathan Pitchford

Jonathan Pitchford
Oct 30, 2015

What do you currently do?I currently work as a research scientist/ecologist at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, MS. Our research p...

Matt Estep

Dr. Matt Estep
Oct 2, 2015

Why did you become a biologist?A deep love of the outdoors lead me to a career in Biology. Upon graduating high school, my family drove me to Springer...