Redpoll Revelation: Uniting Two Birds into One Species

Assistant Professor Nicholas Mason and his collaborators published a groundbreaking paper in 2021 that will soon introduce significant changes to the classification of bird species. Their research, spanning a decade, focuses on the Redpoll, a bird that Mason has studied throughout his career.

Patrick DiMario

Professor Patrick DiMario Named Department of Biological Sciences Interim Chair

The LSU Department of Biological Sciences proudly announces the appointment of Patrick DiMario, PhD, as the new Interim Chair, effective July 1.

Trisha Ball

Trisha Ball: The Nucleus of LSU's Life Sciences Buildings

If you've ever stepped foot in the Life Sciences Building or Annex at LSU, chances are you've encountered a familiar face - Trisha Ball. Often described as the glue that holds everything together within the bustling academic hubs, she recently received the LSU Staff Stripes Award.

Abdul Ada

Bringing Knowledge Home: Abdul Ada's Journey to Inspire Mozambican Youth on Climate Change and Sustainability

Abdul Ada, a PhD student, is returning to his roots in Mozambique next spring with an inspiring mission. He will lead a transformative workshop to educate local teenagers on the impacts of climate change on marine communities while encouraging them to pursue their educational aspirations.

Ambre Placide

Student Spotlight in Kelly Lab

LSU is known for hosting several guest researchers from all across the world in different departments. Dr. Morgan Kelly in the Biological Sciences Department got the opportunity to co-supervise Ambre Placide, a student from Austria's Innsbruck University.

2023-2024 Promotion & Tenure

2023-2024 Promotion & Tenure

The Department of Biological Sciences is honored to announce the following two faculty members who received promotion and/or tenure for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

2024 Choppin Honors Convocation Award Winners

2024 Choppin Honors Convocation Award Winners

At the end of every spring semester, the College of Science and its departments recognize students, faculty and staff who have made significant professional accomplishments and notable contributions to their departments throughout the academic year at the Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation.

Two Biological Sciences Students, LAGNiAppE Scholar Receive NSF GRFP

Two Biological Sciences Students, LAGNiAppE Scholar Receive NSF GRFP

Two Biological Sciences students and one LAGNiAppE scholar have been named 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Awardees. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support for recipients and their research.

Daijiang Li

Assistant Professor Chosen as 2024 Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow

Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Daijiang Li has been chosen as a 2024 Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow for his pioneering research, dedicated mentorship and tireless advocacy to improve science.

Red Cross LSU

Sounding the Alarm on Fire Safety in the Community

Fire safety is top of mind for two students who help run LSU's Red Cross chapter. They are igniting a difference in the Baton Rouge community by installing free smoke alarms and serving on the frontlines for families who have been impacted by a house fire.