News and events

Keep up-to-date about the most exciting happenings in the field of biological sciences.


Link to our Summer 2014 Newsletter
NAU IGERT Graduates; Where are they now?

Department Growth, Faculty Authors, and Faculty Honors

Tam Nguyen (NAU Biological Sciences undergraduate) was featured this fall in the NAU Global newsletter. Here's her story and artwork, from the NAU Center for International Education.


NAU Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, Thursdays at 4:00 PM in Physical Sciences (Building 19), Room 103

Fall 2014



Title of Seminar

NAU Host

August 28




September 4

Lee Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor, UNM ‎[]‎ 


Dr. Kitty Gehring

September 11

Fernando Monroy, PhD, Professor, Northern Arizona University


Sabbatical seminar

September 18

Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech, and Founder and CEO of ATMOS Research


Dr. Natasja van Gestel

September 25

Smruta Koppaka, biomedical engineer with a physiology background


Dr. Sara Jarvis

October 2

Roger Koide, PhD, horticultural ecologist


Dr. Kitty Gehring

October 9

Troy Wood, NAU Adjunct Professor seminar


Dr. Brad Butterfield

October 16

Natasja van Gestel, PhD

Temperature response of soil microbes from varying temperature environments

Dr. Nancy Johnson

October 23

Barry Sinervo, PhD, behavioral and physiological ecologist


Dr. Amy Whipple

October 30

Steve Shuster, PhD, Northern Arizona University

Invertebrate zoology and sexual selection

Sabbatical seminar

November 6

Matina Donaldson-Matasci, PhD, University of Arizona, social insect ecologist


Dr. Ken Schmidt

November 13

Aaron Done, PhD candidate, exercise science


PhD Defense, Dr. Tinna Traustadottir

November 20

Laura Haugenauer


PhD Defense, Dr. Nancy Johnson

November 27




December 4

Dave Engelthaler, NAU PhD candidate


PhD Defense