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    The Department of Biological Sciences supports graduate training in several PhD and Master’s programs. Please use the sidebar menu to learn more about each program, application instructions and deadlines, and financial aid.

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Honors and Awards

On behalf of the Department of Biological Sciences I am pleased to announce Juliette Rubin as this year’s recipient of the Michael W Butler Ecological Research Award.  Juliette’s masters thesis research focuses on the coevolutionary arms race between bats and moths. Specifically, she is focusing on the predator-evasion strategies that moths have acquired across their evolutionary and phylogenetic histories.  In addition to her research activities, Juliette serves as a TA in B227 and 228, and is interested in fostering communication to engage the department’s graduate students with the greater Boise community.  For all these reasons, Juliette is a very deserving recipient of the award.  Congratulations Juliette!  If you would like to learn more about Juliette’s research you can read about it here: JulietteRubin_MikeButlerAward_announcement.

Also, I would like to thank all of the graduate students who applied for this year’s award.  As in previous years, the selection was a difficult one for the committee.  We continue to be impressed by the quality of research being done by our graduate students, and the commitment they’ve demonstrated toward the department, their peers, and the scientific community.


Julie Heath
Director of Graduate Studies in Biology