Message from the Chair
2020 taught our community about resilience and compassion. In contrast to the divisiveness in our country, our leadership, faculty, staff, and students came together to support and care for our community. We are thankful for our students who put others first by prioritizing public health guidelines and our faculty and staff who have gone above their normal responsibilities to ensure that our students continue to receive an education of the highest quality.
While the pandemic exacerbated the inequalities ingrained in our society, Biology came together to discuss the experiences of women in academia. Our community watched and discussed the documentary "Picture A Scientist", which explores the experiences of several women scientists as they encounter sexist and racist treatment during their careers. We are thankful for a community that strives to be better.
Richard Snyder, BA 1986
Snyder, Founder of Florida Biologix, is named Innovator of the Year for 2020
Harsh Moolani, BA 2019
Harsh Moolani, a 2019 graduate who studied neuroscience in Arts & Sciences, was named a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
Dani Wilder, BA 2020
Wilder leverages her experiences as both client and provider of disability resources to help local students
Awards & Notables
Assistant Professor Keith Hengen awarded $1.8M to study sleep’s contribution to brain functionRead the Story
Graduate student Jordan Brock who works in the Olsen lab receives two grants, including a $26K grant from the USDARead the Story
Professor Kunkel is among 7 Washington University faculty named 2020 AAAS fellowsRead the Story
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