News - Biology

Heath Spillers
April 18, 2022 • Posted in , , ,

Spillers Named Science Lab Coordinator

Heath Spillers, who has taught science at Subiaco Academy since 2015, has been named the new science laboratory coordinator for the Wilson Science Center, effective June 1, 2022. The science lab coordinator position manages the operations of the teaching and research laboratories and also teaches laboratory sections of science courses. Responsibilities also include, developing laboratory […]

Dr. Christie Sampson
April 13, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Dr. Sampson Joins Ozarks as Biology Professor

Dr. Christie L. Sampson, whose academic work has focused on the conservation of endangered species and who most recently taught at University of Calgary and Clemson University, has joined the University of the Ozarks faculty as an assistant professor of biology, beginning the Fall 2022 Semester. Sampson is an Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholar at Calgary […]

Sports Medicine Conference
March 11, 2022 • Posted in , , , ,

Duncan, Maltez Shine at Sports Medicine Conference

University of the Ozarks students Andrew Duncan and Maria F. “Mafer” Maltez each gained invaluable experience recently by presenting research data at a sports medicine academic conference. Duncan, a sophomore health science major from Alma, Ark.,  and Maltez, a sophomore biology major from Nicaragua, presented data with their professor, Dr. Steven Machek, assistant professor of […]

Piroska Boros
January 19, 2022 • Posted in , , , , ,

INBRE Grants Helps Secure New Science Equipment

Several University of the Ozarks science programs will benefit from the addition of two new pieces of equipment this semester, thanks to a pair of shared instrumentation grants. The grants, which totaled more than $52,000, are from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute […]

Crystal at Yale
June 16, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

Recent Graduate Spending Summer at Yale With Armadillos

Recent University of the Ozarks graduate Crystal Oudomvilay is spending her ideal summer working as a postgraduate associate at Yale University, thanks to some mammalian Ozarks connections. The May biology graduate from Paris, Ark., is working at the Yale School of Medicine where she is assisting with a research collaboration between Dr. Frank Knight, U […]

Science Center

Construction Begins on Wilson Science Center

Construction began this week on the University of the Ozarks’ new $18.1 million science center, the largest single capital construction project in University history. The Thomas and Frances Wilson Science Center is expected to be completed by next January, in time for the Spring 2022 Semester. The project includes a complete renovation of the current […]

Sara and Nedgee
November 23, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Biology Students Present Algae Research at State Conference

A pair of University of the Ozarks biology majors had the unique opportunity to present the results of their research projects on new species of soil algae at the Arkansas Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Conference, held in a virtual format in early November. Sara Ambrocio Paque, a junior biology major from Cobán, […]