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3 Biology Majors Awarded 2021-22 Goldwater Scholarship

Cagney Coomer Leaves UK With Biology Doctorate, Tremendous Impact on Science and Young People

By Richard LeComte

Cagney Coomer has three big achievements under her belt:  She earned a doctorate in Biology from the University of Kentucky in the College of Arts & Sciences; she started a nonprofit to encourage kids to pursue science and technology; and her research unlocked the secrets of two genes in the eye – the subject of her dissertation.  

Expanding Your Horizons Returns to UK - Saturday, April 21, 2018

by Susan Odom

A&S Graduate Confronts Diabetes in Appalachia

By Mallory Powell

Growing up in Hazard, Kentucky, Brittany Martin was familiar with diabetes. Many of her older relatives had been diagnosed with the chronic condition, and her younger family members were starting to develop it as well. In a state with one of the highest rates of diabetes — 11.3 percent of adults had a diagnosis in 2014 —Martin’s family wasn’t out of the ordinary, but she found the status quo unacceptable.

Pioneering Geneticist Michael Young Delivering Thomas Hunt Morgan Lectures

Michael W. Young, an esteemed geneticist known best for identifying the genes that regulate circadian rhythms, will deliver two lectures at the University of Kentucky this week as part of the 2015 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture Series sponsored by the UK Department of Biology.

 

Molecular mechanisms that control development and dysfunction of the mammalian cerebellum

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
116 TH Morgan Biology Building
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Host: Brian Rymond, University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture & the Graduate School is sponsoring this graduate seminar course. Two of the seminars will be held in the Biology Department (TH Morgan Building) and two will be held in the Plant Sciences Building (College of Agriculture).

Neuronal regeneration and degeneration in long-lived Drosophila larvae

Date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
116 TH Morgan Biology Building
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Host: Brian Rymond, University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture & the Graduate School is sponsoring this graduate seminar course. Two of the seminars will be held in the Biology Department (TH Morgan Building) and two will be held in the Plant Sciences Building (College of Agriculture).

Coding and Decoding Calcium Signals in Plants

Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cameron Williams Lecture Hall (Plant Sciences Building)
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Host: Seth DeBolt, University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture & the Graduate School is sponsoring this graduate seminar course. Two of the seminars will be held in the Biology Department (TH Morgan Building) and two will be held in the Plant Sciences Building (College of Agriculture).

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