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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…

Discovery of ancient plant fossils in Washington points to paleobotanic mystery

Keana Tang, doctoral student in ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas and the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, is raising questions about how plants spread millions of years ago as lead author on research published in New Phytologist. Brian Atkinson,…

Two EEB students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for Spring 2022

Students receiving awards are Margaret Lockwood, a senior from Lawrence, “Illuminating the Unseen: Microbial Exploration through Mixed Media Expression,” mentored by Ben Sikes, ecology & evolutionary biology. And, Austin Nguyen, a senior from Overland Park: “Campanian Cornus Fossil Fruits: A…

Rob Unckless, associate professor of molecular biosciences, is 1 of 10 finalists to advance in Research Rising

Unckless' proposal, Growing KU’s Interdisciplinary Strengths in Genomics, aims to unlock the secrets held in genomes to understand where we come from, how we fight disease, how organisms respond to a changing environment/climate, and new bioengineering approaches for sustainable development and…

APPLY NOW! Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the University of Kansas in Native Plant and Soil Systems

This REU opportunity takes place at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and runs for 10 weeks from June 6 through August 12, 2022.

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