The Division of Biological Sciences

Biology, as the study of living systems, reveals the fundamental principles that govern the complexity within our cells, in the diverse organisms around us, and across vast landscapes. Thus, biology also provides the insights and tools necessary to address real-world problems, from conserving rare species to understanding the mechanisms of human disease. In the Division of Biological Sciences, we are committed to fundamental research excellence, to training the next generation of scientists and leaders through innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, and to fostering biological literacy in our communities.

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CMMB Graduate Student, Lauren Foltz, Wins Graduate Assistant Teaching Award

Lauren-Foltz.jpgThe Graduate Assistant Teaching Award honors outstanding teaching conducted by graduate students. Nominators for Lauren Foltz, who is a Graduate Assistant in the Cell Molecular Microbial Biology Program in the Division of Biological Sciences, noted how she goes out of her way to help students learn.  She was described as being particularly effective at helping students at all level understand difficult concepts in cell biology, often creating original diagrams of concepts and processes that made material more accessible to students. One student said of Lauren: “Her enthusiasm, personability, and commitment are unrivaled.”