School of Biological Sciences

Visualizing a virus

A look at how a virus and its molecules interact with human cells.


Second graders turn recess into citizen science

It turns out that Utah is one of the few places outside of Europe where one can find firebugs of the species needed for a particular kind of research.


U’s Ant Man names 57 species

U entomologist Jack Longino has compiled more than 30 years of work into an ant guide, detailing 234 species of the ant genus Pheidole.


Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety

In a new study, U scientists discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice.


‘Alien’ bird invasions

Research shows location is the biggest factor in successful “alien” bird invasions—which are also seen as negatively impacting native species.


A forest ‘glow’

Researchers use fluorescence as a proxy to track photosynthesis in evergreen forests.


Humans of the U: Teri Orr

“The strangest thing I’ve ever done for science was milked a bat. Let me explain.”


9 not-so-spooky bat facts

With Halloween around the corner, Teri Orr, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Biological Sciences who studies bats, dispels some myths that make people fear them.


The Wasatch Front: A living lab

A new cross-campus partnership multiplies and unifies the U’s environmental observations of the Wasatch Front.