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Biology Stories

May 2019
Biology
Undergraduate
Amira Nafiseh
Biology & Medical Humanities & Health Studies | Undergrad
Biology undergraduate shares IUPUI experience in her words.
December 2018
Biology, Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Monica Witcher
biology & neuroscience | undergraduate
In the newest Indianapolis Zoo animal exhibit, 32 long-tailed macaques playful chase each other and huddle in grooming groups while Monica Witcher documents their behaviors.
November 2018
Biology
Graduate
Jennifer Robison
Ph.D. Student, Biology
One of the IUPUI School of Science's Ph.D. Candidates, Jennifer Robison, was recently featured in ASPB's bi-monthly newsletters.
September 2018
Biology
Graduate
Ashli Elrod
2017 Alumna, M.S. Biology
April 2018
Biology
Undergraduate
Abigail Parker
Undergraduate, Biology and Spanish
From the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Newsletter:
November 2017
Biology, Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Isaac Lamb
Biology and Neuroscience, undergraduate
Nothing beats real-life experience, particularly when it comes to developing marketable skills. While it will be a few more years before he hits the job market, it's no different for IUPUI's Isaac Lamb.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Asma Beiraghi Salek
Ph.D. Student, Biology
I am incredibly passionate about Forensic Science and when I read about the work that Dr. Susan Walsh and her collaborators were doing, I knew I wanted to be a part of that kind of advancement in the field.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Krystal Breslin
M.S. Student, Biology
I am incredibly passionate about Forensic Science and when I read about the work that Dr. Susan Walsh and her collaborators were doing, I knew I wanted to be a part of that kind of advancement in the field.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Sarah Ohlemacher
PhD. Student, Biology
Sarah Ohlemacher is a PhD student working on stem cell research for the visual system in the lab of Dr. Jason Meyer in the Biology department at IUPUI.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Akshayalakshmi Sridhar
PhD. Student, Biology
Akshayalakshmi Sridhar recently earned her PhD degree working with Dr. Jason Meyer in the Department of Biology at IUPUI.
June 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Bryan Ramirez
Exalumno del año 2013
Inculcando la pasión por la ciencia
June 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Kathryn DelaCruz
Biología, Pregrado
Desde que era una estudiante de primer grado que dibujó a un odontólogo cuando le pidieron que retratara lo que quería ser cuando creciera, las ciencias desafiaron y cautivaron a Kathryn DelaCruz, estudiante del último año de la Escuela de Ciencias de la Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
June 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Sarah Flores
Biología, Pregrado
El último año fue un gran momento para la bióloga de IUPUI y la preparatoria de Sarah Flores.
June 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Luis Ramos
Biología, Pregrado
El Becario internacional de Plater Luis Ramos se trasladó a 2.000 millas de su ciudad natal de Cidra, Puerto Rico, en el otoño del 2013 para estudiar biología en IUPUI.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Ayodamola Otun
Biology, Undergraduate
In 2016, Ayodamola Otun was presented with one of IUPUI’s most prestigious awards, Top Male Student at Top 100. He accepted this award not with speech but, to the surprise and delight of attendees at the ceremony, a song.
May 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Michael Yard, M.S.
Lecturer
It’s rare for a retired U.S. Army colonel to undertake a second career teaching human anatomy to undergraduates
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dean's Office, Earth Sciences, Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Undergraduate
Nigam Arora
Interdisciplinary Studies, Undergraduate
Nigam Arora’s academic interest lies in a field with which few are familiar – cellular energetics – but in the not too distant future this field may help provide answers in the search for renewable energy options.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Kathryn DelaCruz
Biology, Undergraduate
Since she was a first grader who drew a dentist when asked to portray what she wanted to be when she grew up, School of Science at IUPUI senior Kathryn DelaCruz has been captivated and challenged by the sciences.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Tomas Meijome
Biology, Undergraduate
Tomás Meijome is quick to say that as an Argentine, he, of course, plays soccer.
May 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Randall Roper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor of Biology Randall Roper knows the value of good mentors.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Samantha Deitz
Biology, Undergraduate
When Samantha Deitz picked up her Purdue School of Science at IUPUI diploma in May 2010, a good graduation present might have been a “game program” listing all her roles during the last four years: award-winning student, scientist, researcher, recruiter, mentor, athlete, coach and volunteer — even apple picker.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Eric Keller
Biology, Chemistry, Undergraduate
Eric Keller is an ambitious and determined student yet is approachable and easy-going.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Rachel Rehlander
Biology, Undergraduate
Being named IUPUI’s Most Outstanding Female Student may have caught Rachel Rehlander off guard, but spend some time with this accomplished biology major and you’ll soon realize that’s a rare occurrence.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Michael Burk
Biology, Undergraduate
There isn’t much point asking IUPUI sophomore Michael Burk what he likes to do in his off time - he doesn’t have much.
May 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Kathleen A. Marrs Ph.D.
Associate Professor
A contagious passion for science
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Natasha Arora
2009 Alumna Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Ph.D. Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University, Post-Doc MIT
Long hours in the lab are a way of life for Natasha Arora, a School of Science alumna whose current research involves unlocking the potential of adult stem cells. It is a passion she discovered in high school.
May 2017
Biology, Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Jason Walsman
Biology, Earth Science, Undergraduate
Jason Walsman describes himself as an explorer, a guy who would rather be out digging in dirt instead of sitting behind a desk in a pressed suit and tie.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Steve Freeland
1984 Alumnus, B.S. Biology
Steve Freeland has never been far from medicine.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Neelam Shah
Biology, Undergraduate
For much of the summer of 2012, junior biology student Neelam Shah lived with a secret—something she wanted to keep to herself in case things didn’t work out as she had hoped.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Lynn C. Tyler
2007 Alumni, M.S. Biology
An accomplished partner at Barnes and Thornburg LLP, in 2003 Lynn Tyler saw an opportunity to bring additional value to his firm by completing a master’s degree in biology in the School of Science at IUPUI.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Brandi Herron
Biology, Undergraduate
Sophomore Brandi Herron (Biology, ’16) is a planner—always thinking about the bigger picture, what’s her next step and how she can make an impact.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Anna Brenneman
Biology, Undergraduate
A week in the Dominican Republic with Timmy Global Health taught Anna Brenneman a lot about potential careers in health care, whetting her appetite for a return trip to the Caribbean country with the organization during spring break 2014.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Sarah Flores
Biology, Undergraduate
It was a banner year for senior biology student Sarah Flores.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Devin Bready
Biochemistry, Undergraduate
Opportunity has come knocking this year for award-winning IUPUI student Devin Bready, who just started his senior year in the School of Science.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Corinne Blackburn
Biology, Undergraduate
You might have seen Corinne Blackburn on campus.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Jacob Layer
2012 Alumnus, B.S. Chemistry, Ph.D. Student Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University
The old adage of things happening for a reason rings especially true for Jacob Layer, a recent graduate of the School of Science at IUPUI.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Jared Thomas
Biotechnology, Undergraduate
A recent publication by undergraduate student Jared Thomas and other researchers in Randall Roper’s laboratory at IUPUI indicates that epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC), a substance found in green tea, may have therapeutic properties for treating osteoporosis in individuals with Down syndrome.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Paul Nanda
1999 Alumnus, M.S. Biology
Paul Nanda lives in a world of two realities. In one, he is a dedicated family physician providing his patients in Columbus, Ohio, the best health care available.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Jennifer Romine
2013 Alumna, B.S. Biology, M.D. Student, IU School of Medicine
Jennifer Romine looks back on her time in the School of Science as one of great transition, an eye-opening experience she never expected.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Nicole Lindsay
Biology, Undergraduate
In the 5th grade, while all the other kids did their science fair projects on topics like “Which detergent works best?”
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Evan Torline
2013 Alumnus, B.S. Biology, M.D. Student, University of Louisville
Evan Torline has committed himself to helping others for most of his adult life, so it should come as no surprise the new School of Science graduate begins medical school this fall en route to a career caring for solders in the U.S. Army.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Kyle Sloop
2001 Alumnus, Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
An interest in discovery research and learning led Kyle Sloop to enroll in a few evening graduate-level classes at the School of Science while continuing his day job as an associate scientist at Eli Lilly.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Bryce Wray-Nelson
Biology, Undergraduate
Bryce Wray-Nelson, a senior biology major, spent much of his time in undergrad giving back to others. Learn more about how his experiences with community service shaped his time in undergrad.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Luis Ramos
Biology, Undergraduate
Plater International Scholar Luis Ramos moved 2,000 miles away from his hometown of Cidra, Puerto Rico, in the fall of 2013 to study Biology at IUPUI.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Ruben Naoye
Biology, Undergraduate
Science is more than just data points and big discoveries for senior biology major Ruben Naoye; it’s a narrative that helps us better understand the world.
April 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Justin Kosiba
2004 Alumnus, B.S. Biology, Pre-Law
A man of many talents
April 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Mayya Buffington
2004 Alumna, B.A. Biology
Alumna improving patient lives with technology
April 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Bryan Ramirez
2013 Alumnus
Instilling a passion for science
April 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Barbara Kaiser
Adjunct Faculty
When Barbara Kaiser officially retired from the Wishard [now Eskenazi Health] Department of Pathology in 2001,
April 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Zachary Bennett
Biology, Pre-Dental, Undergraduate
School of Science biology alumnus, Zach Bennett recently began his career as a dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.