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
Biology Alumnus Dr. Robert Twilley Honored by Environmental Law Institute

Biology Alumnus (BS ‘76 and MS ’79); Dr. Robert Twilley has been honored by Environmental Law Institute as the recipient of the 2017 National Wetlands Award for Science Research. Dr. Mark Brinson received the same award in 1995, so ECU Biology can claim TWO recipients of this prestigious award!

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Biology Earth Day Expo Huge Success!

The Biology Department hosted their annual Earth Day Expo on Tuesday, April 11 from 4-6pm in Howell Science Complex, and it proved to be an extremely popular activity! Children from area schools were introduced to Biodiversity through interactive events, live animals and plants, fun science activities, natural history story times, and more!  

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Joe Luczkovich
Dr. Joe Luczkovich Elected as President-Elect of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society
Joe Luczkovich was recently elected as the President-Elect of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS), the oldest scientific society dedicated to the study of estuaries in the world -founded in 1948. Joe will serve one year as President-Elect, two years as President and two more years as Past-President. Congratulations!

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Biology Undergraduate and Graduate Winners at Research and Creativity Achievement Week

Congratulations to Biology undergraduate and graduate oral and poster presentation winners and their mentors at ECU Research and Creativity Achievement Week! The Winners were Katie Clements (Fadi A. Issa), Christopher Knuckles (Timothy Christensen), Molly Albecker (Michael McCoy), Christopher Moore (April Blakeslee), Krystyl Boyle (Carol Goodwillie), Mona Amin (William Godwin), and Pranaya Pakala (Karen Litwa).

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