News Archives


From the Archives: A World of Shells

Featuring Biology department lab support techs Sarah Hoag and Kendra Bradford and Western Shell Collection.

How One Entomologist Found Work-Life Balance in an Industry Career

Featuring Western Biology Alumna, Alix Whitener.

Biology grad student awarded a Research and Creative Opportunities Grant from WWU

Jeremy Johnson (he/him), a second-year biology grad student, recently received a Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant from WWU for his work on the chemicals produced by Salish Sea benthic diatoms.


SURP's Up: Worms, pond scum and fruit flies make for interesting summer research

Biology Department's new Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), led by seven departmental faculty, proved to be a great way for Western students to collaborate and learn new skills!

WWU's Nick Galati helps Mount Vernon student build microscope - and STEM interest - in summer college prep program

An intensive STEM experience for a small group of Mt. Vernon High School students was created as part of a collaboration between Western Biology Faculty, Nick Galati, as part of his National Science Foundation Career Grant, and UW GEAR UP.

Biology faculty reel in two more prestigious CAREER grants from NSF

Two Western biology assistant professors, Suzanne Lee and Nick Galati, were recently awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty.


Biology Department Grad student LiAn Noonan and her research on migratory capabilities of alpine flora

LiAn Noonan is a recipient of the Fraser & Hodgson Family Fellowship and the WWU Graduate Research Award.

Ensuring the Continuity of Research to Improve Children's Lives Amidst the Unexpected

Biology Alumna and Research scientist at Seattle Children's, Kaori Oda, discusses challenges during a pandemic.

Research Recap

Featuring Biology Graduate students Hannah Fisher and Benjamin Haagen.