Seeking Fall 2019 UTA Candidates!

Seeking enthusiastic UTA candidates to help teach BIOL Q201 (Biology for Elementary Education Majors) during the Fall 2019 semester. Q201 is an introductory-level, combination lecture and lab course for future elementary teachers.

Successful candidates should be available to teach co-teach a lab section meeting on Tuesdays 2-5 pm for the entire Spring 2019 semester. You should also have earned at least an A- in BIOL L112, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.25.  Applicants should complete the Biology Department UTA application and personal statement, and also provide an unofficial transcript.

Please contact Prof. Pam Hanratty ( ) for more information and/or to schedule an interview.


AMWA Health Professionals Brunch

The American Medical Women’s Association is hosting a Health Professionals Brunch on April 20 from 11am-1pm in the IMU Georgian Room. The brunch will be with Dr. Dukes and Dr. Woods, who will be giving a talk called “Women in Medicine: Loving the Work We Do!” This event will be with them and fellow medical school students and is a great opportunity to network! For non-AMWA members, the cost of the event is $5. Dress is business casual.

When: Saturday, April 20 from 11am-1pm

Where: IMU Georgian Room

Link to RSVP:

Please contact or with any questions.

Have Your Research Published in IUJUR!

The end of the semester is quickly approaching! The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) is still accepting submissions across all academic disciplines and may be a perfect avenue for your independent research, capstone project, or senior thesis. Our journal is open-access, published annually, and available online, and we accept submissions in the form of literature reviews, research snapshots, and full-length manuscripts. If you submit by April 14th, you will get review comments before the semester ends. Otherwise, your work will be reviewed on a normal rolling basis throughout the rest of the year. Please consult our submission steps and email if you have any questions!



Full-Time Research Technologist Position Opening — University of Chicago

Attention spring graduates!

The Section of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago is looking for a full-time Research Technologist.

The Research Technologist will be involved in a cutting edge basic and translational cancer research program that utilizes techniques related to genetics, cancer biology, and cellular biology. The technologist will be involved in projects that utilize mouse models, cellular culture models, CRISPR-based gene editing, and next-generation sequencing projects that carry a high potential to ultimately advance cancer care. The day-to-day work will involve techniques related to animal care, tissue culture, and bioinformatics in close collaboration with a group of dedicated colleagues.

The position also may work well for students who are considering graduate school or professional school. The lab is a great mix of people who are passionate about science and medicine.

See a full position description here.

Note about BIOL-L 318 and BIOL-S 318 honors

Section of BIOL-L 318 added for Fall 2019

We have added an additional section of BIOL-L 318 Evolution to the Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes. Section # 36527 meets MWF 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. So in case the Tuesday/Thursday section of BIOL-L 318 Evolution didn’t work for you but you still want to take Evolution this fall, you may enroll in this new MWF section for Fall 2019.


BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors, likely to be offered Spring 2020

Update on BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors – it is indeed likely to be offered in Spring 2020. (This year, we hadn’t been as confident of that as in previous years.) IU never 100% guarantees that any particular course will be offered in any particular semester. But we do anticipate offering BIOL-S 318 next spring.