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How one grad student is changing the world.

Assisting Marine Conservation Efforts in Tropical Pacific Islands: Tavailau Segi

By Parker Smith April 11, 2024 10:07 AM
Tavailau Segi wanted to return home to Samoa to do sediment runoff research, but the pandemic changed his plans for the better.

Looking One Step Behind

By Brittany Rogers February 16, 2024 01:33 AM
Dr. Britlyn Orgill has connected more than 150 of BYU's premedical students with internships at premier R1 research institutions across the country, work she's added on top of her comedy and anesthesiology careers.

Newly discovered (tiny) animal species now carries the name of a BYU professor

By Todd Hollingshead February 08, 2024 10:34 AM
Meet the newest nematode to be discovered on Earth: Steinernema adamsi, named after BYU professor Byron Adams. It’s not cute or cuddly, but it’s part of a special group of nematodes considered beneficial to humans because it can infect and kill insect pests.

From Classroom to Culture: Zach Eliason’s Berlin Internship

By Parker Smith January 08, 2024 02:31 PM
Working with an international team at Zayt Bioscience in Berlin, Germany, Zach Eliason (BIO ’23) used yeast microbes to produce palm oil alternatives. The focus of his research was to help mitigate the harmful environmental effects of oil palm tree farming in Indonesia and Malaysia. As a recipient of the Life Sciences Student Internship Grant, Eliason was able to make valuable contributions to the team and engage with a global science community.

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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Featured Videos

Alzheimer’s Disease: Myth, Facts, and the Future

John S. K. Kauwe was an associate professor of biology at Brigham Young University when he gave this devotional on 19 July 2016.

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