Eberly News

A new initiative aims to bridge the gap between science and policy, names inaugural faculty fellows

More than two dozen WVU researchers are addressing the state's most pressing water issues through the Bridge Initiative's Waters of West Virginia project.

Biology student wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

As people across the eastern United States prepare to deal with the emergence of millions of cicadas, West Virginia University student Noah Spencer plans to give these insects a closer look, researching how certain types of cicadas interact with their own unusual microbial partners.

Eberly College announces outstanding seniors, teaching assistants and Eberly Scholars

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has recognized 64 outstanding seniors, graduate teaching assistants and graduating Eberly Scholars for their academic achievements in 2020-2021.

Meet the May 2021 Grads: Deionte Harilla-Gray

Meet May 2021 biology grad Deionte Harilla-Gray.

WVU student selected to present research to U.S. Congress

A West Virginia University biology student’s neuroscience research on zebrafish took her to Capitol Hill this week – virtually.

Helping new scientists bloom

Biologist Craig Barrett is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids—and the fungi they eat.

Healing a wounded world

Biology Ph.D. student Brooke Eastman studies how acid rain impacts forest health. She is committed to highlighting forests’ role in mitigating climate change.

In pursuit of pathogens

In a time when most people are avoiding diseases like the plague, one biology student is pursuing them instead. Oxford, Pennsylvania, native Jessica Towey researches in Assistant Professor of Biology Tim Driscoll’s laboratory, which studies vector-borne infectious diseases spread to humans by arthropods—insects such as ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Diseases spread this way account for nearly one-sixth of all infectious diseases worldwide.

Amaya Jernigan and Hunter Moore

Biology student is first Black woman elected WVU student government president

The campaign for WVU Student Government Association leadership ended Wednesday evening (March 10) as the SGA Judicial Court certified Amaya Jernigan and Hunter Moore as president and vice president, respectively, for the 2021-22 academic year.