News and Successes

photo of Vari Hall in the evening during a light snow fall

Northern lakes at risk of losing ice cover permanently, impacting drinking water

January 19 2021

Prof. Kathi Hudak for Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award

February 12 2020

Climate crisis will affect our health from dwindling bees to food insecuritys

February 6 2020

Neuroscience research adds key insights on communication between neurons

February 6 2020

One student’s collaboration with Microsoft could impact wildlife biology research worldwide

January 15 2020

Mosquito sperm research could aid pest control strategies in deadly viruses

January 10 2020

Meet the researcher who single-handedly built Canada’s largest bee collection

September 6 2019

Biology Graduate Student, Azizia Wahedi (MSc), wins Thesis Prize 

June 28, 2019

PhD student, Nadia Tsvetkov, to speak at UBC's Michael Smith Laboratories' Early Career Invited Lecture Award Winners Symposia

June 3, 2019

Professor John McDermott, Soma Tripathi (PhD candidate), and Dr. Tetsuaki Miyake (research associate) have discovered a set of genes that could lead to new muscle cancer therapy

May 24, 2019

Rare songbird makes migration pit stop at York’s Keele Campus

May 21, 2019

Biology Grad students, Malory Owen, Nargol Ghazian and Mario Zuliani, head to California to research desert ecosystems

April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Richard Murray, a member of the biology graduate program, who was awarded the Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award!

April 8, 2019

Congratulations to the 45th Annual Biology Symposium poster winners

April 8, 2019

1st place: Malory Owen
2nd place: Eleni Fegaras
3rd place: Theanuga Chandrapalan

Wood ash recycling program could help save Muskoka’s forests and lakes

April 1, 2019

Congratulations to Nadia Tsvetkov (PhD candidate, Zayed lab) who has been awarded the Atwal Siddoo Scholarship

March 21, 2019

Congratulations to Nadia Tsvetkov (PhD candidate, Zayed lab) who has been awarded the Atwal Siddoo Scholarship (valued at $2500), which is given to a graduate student at a Canadian University whose research focuses on the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Nadia’s research focuses on honey bee health and neonicotinoid insecticides. Currently, Nadia is exploring the genetic underpinnings of the natural variation found in neonicotinoid tolerance between individual honey bees.

More information on the Atwal Siddoo Scholarship is available here:

Research finds climate change contributes to rising mercury levels in fish

February 28, 2019

New research on ovarian cancer could mean improved patient outcomes known for improving survival

February 28, 2019

Biologists identify honeybee ‘clean’ genes known for improving survival

February 18, 2019

Graduate student, Jenna Braun, research on pollinator interactions leads to novel systematic review

February 13, 2019

Congratulations to Julia Gauberg (MSc 2017) and Prof. Scott Kelly on their recent publication in the Journal of Experimental Biology

January 30, 2019

2019 CSZ Major Awards Recipients—Dr. Carol Bucking

December 10, 2018

Biology Graduate Students Thesis Prize Recipients celebrated at the Scholars Reception

November 28, 2018

New role for protein could lead to novel treatments for cancer and vascular disease

October 29, 2018

Biologist finds hardy plant species could help
desert regrowth

October 12, 2018

Biology Graduate Students Win Thesis Prizes

September 26, 2018

York research presents novel evidence on development of preeclampsia

September 25, 2018

Biology Professor John McDermott receives funding to study gene expression in heart disease

August 30, 2018

New test finds memory of honeybee foragers better than nurse bees

July 16, 2018

PhD student identifies 15 new species of stealthy cuckoo bees

May 8, 2018

Gut instinct: How fruit flies beat cold temperatures

April 4, 2018

Faculty of Science welcomes new postdocs to York Science Fellows program

March 2, 2018

Scientists uncover role of gene in programmed cell death

February 8, 2018

Popular class of drugs reverses potentially harmful genetic changes from heart disease

July 5, 2017

Scientists find that exposure to neonics results in early death for honeybee workers and queens

June 30, 2017

Postdoctoral fellow leaves trail of success at York as he takes on new faculty position

June 20, 2017