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UW Oshkosh Biology Department


The UW Oshkosh biology department has faculty with expertise in areas of biology from ichthyology to immunology, from parasitology to proteomics, from mycology to medical bacteriology.

News & Announcements


30 August 2019: Graduate student Nathan Nozzi (Stelzer lab) discusses his research on the effect of climate change on trout fisheries.

5 August 2019: Members of the Mitchell lab lead a study describing the receptors that govern the sense of smell in beetles. [Mitchell et al. 2019, Insect Mol. Biol.]

10 May 2019: Faculty member Dr. Courtney Kurtz explains why there has been a rising number of measles cases in 2019, even though the highly contagious disease was nearly eradicated from the U.S. around 2000.

25 April 2019: Congratulations to all our students who presented research at the UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship, and especially to Doua Yang (Mitchell lab) and Jane Ballesteros (Mueller-Spitz lab) for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Activity Award!

27 March 2019: The department’s electron microscopy suite receives a new scanning electron microscope, opening new research opportunities for faculty and students across numerous departments on campus.  The microscope was donated courtesy of Oshkosh Corporation.

13 February 2019: Faculty member Dr. Morgan Churchill contributes to research that suggests an earlier extinction of the giant shark Megalodon, which may have been due to competition with great white sharks. [Boessenecker et al. 2019, PeerJ | coverage on CNN]

Contact Us
Department of Biology
142 Halsey Science Center
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1102
biology@uwosh.edu