Welcome Susan Kalisz!

Susan Kalisz joined EEB as professor and head of department on August 1. She comes to UT from the University of Pittsburgh where she was professor of biological sciences for nineteen years and served as director of graduate studies and […]

Armsworth Awarded Cox Professorship

Paul Armsworth has been selected as a James R. Cox Professor.  The three-year award provides Armsworth with a stipend of $25,500 to support his research.  Recipients are chosen by a committee for their excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.  

Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

Eugene Wofford has co-authored a new book called Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use.  The guide enables people to identify trees, shrubs, and woody vines during the winter months, when the […]

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Bat Mania

Gary McCracken took 3 graduate students (Amanda Janicki, Riley Bernard, and Melqui Gamba Rios) to the International Bat Research Conference in Costa Rica in August.  It was the largest bat meeting ever, with over 600 participants from 55 countries.  Below […]

NIMBioS Renewal

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from […]

Impactful research

The most popular paper in the Quarterly Review of Biology over the past three years, based on downloads, is “Homosexuality as a Consequence of Epigenetically Canalized Sexual Development” by Rice, Friberg, and EEB Distinguished Professor Sergey Gavrilets. This paper has […]

Rock iguanas

EEB faculty member Charlie Kwit was recently featured in a video by the Shedd Aquarium about rock iguanas. For more information about the science, see here. The video is embedded below.

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Multiple EEB members receive Chancellor’s Awards

The UT Chancellor’s Office gives annual awards to recognize “extraordinary achievements” for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the EEB community. EEB-associated members received a disproportionate number of awards, including half of the awards for community service: Gary McCracken […]