Megan Vahsen, who is graduating in May with her doctorate in biology from the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the prestigious Shaheen Graduate School Award which recognizes one outstanding graduate student from the College of Science. Her work connects evolutionary biology and ecosystem ecology to study how populations evolve rapidly in response to environmental changes and how this evolution, in turn, influences ecological dynamics.
Paul Kulesa ’84, Berthiaume Family Professor in Neuroscience and Behavior, recognizes the importance of tackling scientific questions from multiple perspectives, and he looks forward to using his expertise to further build the University of Notre Dame's Neuroscience and Behavior program.
What do birds and fish have in common? For Julian Torres-Dowdall, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, both can provide insights into understanding evolutionary mechanisms.
A once-in-a-lifetime trip for biology and civil engineering students to the Galápagos Islands brought classroom learning to life during fall break in October.