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How one grad student is changing the world.

Dr. John Sproul: Unearth the Unknown

By Parker Smith October 02, 2023 09:05 AM
Meet John Sproul, a new assistant professor of biology studying genes and phylogenetics.

BYU researchers help lead biggest DNA and protein cancer study to date

By Shelby Clark August 28, 2023 04:27 PM
Two Brigham Young University researchers are principal contributors to the largest comprehensive study to date on how cancer spreads and affects proteins in the body.

Immense Proteogenomic Dataset Provides New Resource For Pan-Cancer Analysis

By Travis Davies August 14, 2023 05:20 PM
A proteogenomic dataset that was organized with the leadership of BYU's Dr. Sam Payne provides a new and accessible research for pan-cancer analysis. The dataset was published in Cancer Cell and will be an invaluable resource for cancer research and treatment.

50 Years of Teaching Evolution at BYU

By Aubrey Johnson July 26, 2023 04:11 PM
Teaching evolution at BYU has an origin story decades in the making. Today, it acts as a testament to BYU’s commitment to search for and teach truth by integrating faith and science.

Meet Our Biologists

Faculty Spotlight: Liz Bailey

September 02, 2022 08:28 AM
Dr. Liz Bailey is integral in our department! She got her undergraduate and graduate degrees from BYU and joined our department a few years ago. Dr. Bailey's favorite part of her job is working with students, particularly the one-on-one time she can spend with her research assistants as they "grow and become scientists." Dr. Bailey's research is focused on biology education with an emphasis on women in STEM, incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge in biology courses, reciprocal peer tutoring, and teaching equation derivation for students with math anxiety.

Alumni Spotlight: Peter Searle

September 02, 2022 08:17 AM
Peter recently graduated in August 2022 with a masters in Biology. He plans to become a professor and is starting a PhD programs at Cornell in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Peter told us that he wants to help students "develop a fascination for the world around them."

Faculty Spotlight: Roger Koide

July 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Dr. Koide is currently on a research trip to Japan, where he is studying fungi. His research focuses on ecology and he loves teaching in both the lab and the classroom. It's his favorite part of his job!
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2018 Rheumatic Relief Highlights

Children in Samoa are much more likely than other children in the Pacific to get rheumatic heart disease, a potentially fatal disease which causes inflammation to the heart and its valves.

BYU scientist explains how dirt holds the secrets of our atmosphere's future

BYU biologist Richard Gill joined colleagues at Duke and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in a study published in the current issue of Nature Climate Change that looks at the role of soil in the future of earth's atmosphere.

Biological Science Education Major

Dr. Josh Stowers discusses the Biological Science Education Major