Department of Biology
At UIS, the Biology undergraduate degree programs focus on mastering intellectual and practical skills, and developing attitudes that are valuable in the workplace. More »
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- Pre-Professional Advising
- Congratulations to Tyler Jones for earning Honors in Biology. In Spring 2021, our Department also recognized four out-standing students, including Divinity Rhodes (CLAS Marshal), Keena Williams (Nada Chang Undergraduate Research Award), Natalie Cokel (Out-standing Student in Biology Award), and Anabella Paradies (Exceptional Student Achievement Award).
- Our new Biology curriculum starts this up-coming fall semester.
- Dr. Natalya Zinkevich will join UIS as Assistant Professor of Biology for the Fall 2021 semester!
- Dr. Hua Chen has been promoted to Professor!
- The accredited degree program in General Biology at University of Illinois at Springfield has been ranked as a “Best Value for the Money” in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual.
- Former Biology Major, Nana Quainoo, co-authored an article published in Frontiers in Genetics.
- Former Biology Minor, Marissa Jones, conducted a waste management study at UIS.
- Sarah Lindholm was presented with the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. She graduated from UIS in July 2018 with a master’s degree in biology with a specialization in ecology and evolution. Her thesis was chaired by Amy McEuen and Hua Chen, both associate professors of biology, and Megan Styles, assistant professor of environmental studies.
- Dr. Michael Lemke helps to construct a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
- Dr. Amy McEuen received the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching.
- Dr. Hua Chen named University Scholar at UIS.
- Biology Students Participating in the Leadership Lived Program at UIS.