Biology Department - UW Oshkosh
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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


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]

1 February 2019: Congratulations to the Michalski lab, which has been awarded a further two NIH grants to provide filarial parasites to the Neglected Tropical Disease research community.

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