Welcome to Biology at ECU!

We are a broad department that emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the MS and PhD levels. Our faculty, students, and staff have received a wide range of honors and awards and some of their achievements are highlighted on this site. We encourage alumni to keep in touch and prospective students to visit. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jeff McKinnon, Chair

Biology News

Mona Amin

Biology Major Mona Amin Attends National Student Entrepreneur Program

Biology undergraduate Mona Amin is one of 19 students from across the country selected for a prestigious student entrepreneur program. Mona is set to graduate in 2017, plans to continue work on FreshSpire before attending the Brody School of Medicine as an Early Assurance Scholar. ECU and North Carolina A&T State University are the only colleges in North Carolina with a student at the conference. 

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April Blakeslee

April Blakeslee Receives 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

 Dr. April Blakeslee was recently awarded a 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

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Victoria Hardy

Graduate Student Victoria Hardy Wins Back-to-Back Awards at Two Regional Meetings

Victoria Hardy, a MS student in Dr. Ables' lab, won back-to-back awards for her thesis work at two regional meetings - the Best Graduate Student Talk award at the Triangle Fly Symposium, and the Best Graduate Student Poster award at the Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology meeting.

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ECU’s Waveglider "Blackbeard" Featured on UNC-TV

ECU’s wave glider, “an ocean-going science robot” named Blackbeard was featured on “NC Now” on UNC-TV. The story can viewed here.

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