Kickball Tournament 2018

This year’s Annual Kickball Game was held on Friday August 24th, and as the food was served and the game was played, a fun time was had by all. Checkout all the highlights below!

The event started off with the best burgers and hotdogs in town, great food with great people to match.

The new recruits for the year were introduced, their potential limitless for the grudge-match!

The game was held at Bee Creek Park,
and it started at dusk.

The teams were […]

2018-08-31T11:35:05+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Biology Graduation Reception 2018

Graduation Reception & State of the Department Address

Thursday, May 10th was the 2018 Department of Biology Graduation Reception and State of the Department Address.

TAMU Biology had a total of 139 Graduates of a Bachelor’s Degree, 2 of a Master’s Degree, and 2 of a Ph.D. Congratulations everyone!

At the Reception there were many recognitions for the students, faculty, and staff of the department.

The Graduates

Students graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology

Students graduating with a 4.0 GPA –Spencer Barrett, Alexandra De Jong, Diego Regaldo

Students graduating with […]

2018-05-17T10:27:57+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

SPRC 2017

The Biology Department hosted the annual Student & Postdoc Research Conference, or SPRC, on September 23rd, 2017. Students and Postdoc’s had the opportunity to present their research with Posters, DataBlitzes, and 8 selected Talks for their colleagues.


The first Talks session began with the first 4 speakers, with MC Jennifer Jung.

Marko Baloh, “Determining the role of the spoVAD and spoVAE genes in DPA release during Clostridium difficile spore germination.”

Sarah Beagle, “A physiological role for the kch K+ channel in E. coli.”


2017-09-26T10:01:56+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

3rd Annual Department of Biology Kickball Game

The 3rd Annual Department of Biology Kickball game was held on September 1st, 2017 at Tanglewood Park.

The Faculty and Staff team, the “Mighty Chondria” vs the Graduate Student team, the “Chloro Blasts” faced off in the annual competition for bragging rights to the Kickball Championship.

The cookout commenced at 6pm, with Grill masters Will Bailey and Vick Valero serving up burgers and hotdogs.

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students mingled and ate before the game.


2017-09-06T12:38:00+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Incoming Assistant Professor Profiled by the Genetics Society of America

Incoming Biology (and EEB) faculty member Heath Blackmon was recently featured on the Genetics Society of America’s Genes to Genomes blog.  The spotlight highlights the outreach, leadership and research – using beetles and rodents to study sex chromosomes, structural genome evolution, and quantitative genetics – that Dr. Blackmon will be bringing to College Station this fall.

2017-06-16T10:37:27+00:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Gomer honored with 2017 Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award

Biology’s Dr. Richard Gomer was recently recognized by the Texas A&M chapter of the Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi as the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award. For more information about the award, and Dr. Gomer’s accomplishments in research and teaching, check out the recent profile from the College of Science!

2017-06-06T15:33:47+00:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

2017 Graduates & Department Spotlight

Prior to the commencement ceremony for the College of Science, the Department of Biology honored a number undergraduate and graduate students, staff members, and faculty for their service to the university and the department.  The Graduating Class of May 2017 included 165 undergraduates and 6 graduate students.

In recognition to their dedication to the department, Lacy Basile (Technical Lab Coordinator for Microbiology) and Anita Luna (Business Services) were presented with Departmental Service Awards.  Dr. Carol Johnson, retiring after 19 years of service to the Department, was also recognized for her excellence during her time spent as a Senior Lecturer, ushering countless numbers […]

2017-05-24T12:48:14+00:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

#ICYMI March News Roundup

Missed some of the stories sweeping social media this past month?  From Graduate Students receiving awards for international research to multiple profiles on both Undergraduate Researchers and Biology Faculty for Student Research Week 2017 and even Staff recognition as leaders of campus sustainability efforts, the Department has certainly been in the spotlight.

Duncan MackenzieMarch 30, 2017 — Dr. Duncan MacKenzie, was featured in a Q&A by the College of Science to help promote Student Research Week 2017.  In addition to talking about his research on endocrinology in commercially important fish species, Dr. MacKenzie […]

2017-03-31T13:41:52+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

#ICYMI February News Roundup

In case you missed it, during this past month members of the Biology Department were awarded a prestigious university-wide service award, discovered a new species of deep sea shrimp, and gained national attention for their research on enzyme synthesis (which can be parlayed into finding a new target for controlling cell division)!

February 28, 2017 — David Reed, senior microcomputer/LAN administrator for the Department of Biology, was recently honored as a 2016-2017 President’s Meritorious Service Award winner.  Presented annually to 25 outstanding staff members across the university, this award is considered Texas A&M’s highest recognition for […]

2017-03-23T15:47:53+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

#ICYMI: January News Roundup

In case you missed it, during this past month members of the Biology Department promoted intradepartmental diversity, were appointed to the Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators, and were awarded a $7.5 million NIH grant to pursue new therapeutic and diagnostic concepts for treating a pathogenic microbe responsible for intestinal disease.  

Timothy ScottJanuary 30, 2017 — Dr. Timothy P. Scott ’89, professor of biology and science education and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Science, was selected by the Texas A&M University System as a 2016-2017 […]

2017-02-01T13:23:06+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |