Coral Resilience - Environmental Animation featuring the Barott Lab

Coral reefs are vital for coastal communities, biodiversity and ocean health, but will they survive climate change? The Barott Lab collaborated with Penn undergraduate animation students to create this video explaining coral biology, climate change, and environmental resilience. Featuring interview with PennBio graduate student Luella Allen-Waller.

Brian Gregory elected 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Since 1874, AAAS, a scientific society aimed at advancing science, engineering, and innovation “throughout the world for the benefit of all,” has annually named a class of fellows. This year, the work spans 24 scientific disciplines.

Landscape and climate factors can predict prevalence of Lyme disease bacteria

Environmental models, developed by biologist Dustin Brisson of the School of Arts & Sciences, former graduate student Tam Tran, and colleagues, could help forecast disease hotspots.

Undergraduates help songbird research project take flight

Through the PURM internship program, Julia Youngman and Eric Tao had the opportunity to work in neuroethologist Marc Schmidt’s lab studying the neural basis of courtship behaviors in songbirds.

Aman Husbands Faculty Spotlight

"A flower blossoms for its own joy." was once stated by Oscar Wilde, but the science of biology says there's a bit more to it. In January of 2022, the Department of Biology welcomed its newest faculty member, Dr. Aman Husbands. Read below on how Dr. Husbands is studying complexity and reproducibility and asks the fascinating question: How does development create such complex and beautiful shapes, and why doesn’t it go wrong all the time?