$500,000 for rice-growing research

Dr. Michael Schläppi has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for genetics research in an effort to grow rice in cold climates like Wisconsin.

Schläppi, a geneticist and molecular biologist, is developing an experimental cold-resistant strain of rice. His team successfully grew different rice varieties in four southeastern Wisconsin locations this year, including atop the Wehr Life Sciences Building.



Spring Seminars

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 schedule for our Scholl Seminar series. All seminars will be presented on Friday afternoons at 3:00pm in Wehr Life Sciences room 111, unless otherwise noted.



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Jrs - Apply for ME(D)3: a research experience in Drug Discovery and Development


Launch: Our new internship program for jrs. and srs.

Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change - See more at: http://news.marquette.edu/news-releases/marquette-scientists-find-vines-in-tropical-forest-may-significantly-accelerate-climate-change/#sthash.0wtRkssp.dpuf


Fitts receives $2.8 million grant to study effects of exercise


Schnitzer's lab finds vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change


Zac Lunak and Alexis Onderak recognized with 2015 awards


Aman Grewal, Kylli Paavola, Monica Lopez Suarez, and Jamie Collins receive 2015 undergraduate awards


New BS/MBA offered starting Fall 2015 for Science Majors




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