Department of Biology

Student Kudos

Emily Ensley, one of our Biology majors, won first place at the Fall 2017 Watson Scholars' Day poster competition!  The title of her poster was “Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex-related genes are differentially expressed between neonatal and adult cardiomyocytes”.

And congratulations to Joanne Thomson, another of our Biology majors, who won third-place during that same competition! The title of her poster was “Molecular identification of the 18S rDNA for Chlorococcum microgreen algae”.

We are proud of the students in this department so this page is our opportunity to highlight some of their accomplishments, especially in research, and awards over the course of the year. If you know of someone who needs to be mentioned on this page, or if you yourself should be, please contact Dr. Wood with the details. The four Biology Department awards (Outstanding Student in Biology, the Ola Joyce Springer Hander/Lucille Capt Endowed Scholarship, the Genetics Award, and the Dr. Sally A. Provence Presidential Endowed Scholarship) are described, along with the current award recipients, under the "Student Awards" tab to the left.

Departmental Contact: Dr. Kathleen Wood (
Address:  900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8432, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4214