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KU's 'I Am Striving Series': Featuring Paulyn Cartwright

Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, shares what inspires her research and work, along with her goals for that research. Watch a video and read a story about how Cartwright uses her study subject, jellyfish and their relatives, to help understand the evolutionary…

Join us for the EEOB Pizza Social!

Are you thinking about declaring the EEOB major or are you curious about EEOB? Join us for pizza and meet EEOB majors and professors Friday, May 6, 2022! The undergraduate committee is planning a Stop Day event for our EEOB major from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022. The event will…

Honoring Women in Science

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Biodiversity Institute & KU Natural History Museum celebrated women in science on Saturday, March 26. Local scientists set up booths for the day, including Maggie Wagner, ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, and Ph.D. student Ceyda Kural…

Spring to Action: Support EEB GSO's LaunchKU Fundraiser

EEB's Graduate Student Organization's Spring LaunchKU Fundraiser is officially underway. Continuing until May 5, this fundraiser aims to attain funds to support graduate student travel scholarships and outreach work. If you are able to donate, please do so! You can also help by attending the…

Jellyfish eyes will enable researchers to peer into inner workings of evolution

A team of researchers that includes Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas; Maria Pia Miglietta of Texas A&M University, Galveston; and lead principal investigator Todd Oakley of the University of California, Santa Barbara, have received a…

Ben Sikes receives boost from KU Research GO

Ben Sikes, associate professor, ecology & evolutionary biology, has received funding through KU's 2022 Research Grant Opportunity program as principal investigator for the project Space Stress Resistance of Microbial Communities.  KU Research GO aims to expand the university’s research…

James Walters receives Fulbright Scholar Award

James Walters, associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research for nine months in the Czech Republic. Beginning in September, Walters will join the lab of Petr Nguyen, faculty of science and chair of the Department of Molecular…

Dr. Jae Choi joins EEB as Genomics Assistant Professor

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department would like to welcome Dr. Jae Choi to KU. He will start his new role in January 2023.

Paulyn Cartwright receives NSF DEB grant

Paulyn Cartwright, professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has received approval for a grant funded through the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology and KU will receive $494,890. It is titled “Phylogeny of Cnidaria - Convergent Evolution of Eyes, Gene Expression, and…

Amy Burgin receives The University Scholarly Achievement Award in science, technology and mathematics

Burgin, associate professor, Environmental Studies Program and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and associate scientist for Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, is one of four faculty members at the University of Kansas to receive the award in recognition…

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