‘Biology’ Category

Ben Meyer: Gustavus Graduate, World Traveler, Future Doctor

Ben Meyer: Gustavus Graduate, World Traveler, Future Doctor      “I was born in Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.,” Ben Meyer, a recent Gustavus graduate, explained, “You know, the one where all the presidents were treated?” The son of a pharmacist and a nurse, Ben credits part of his interest in the health field to his […]

Back from Tanzania: Professor Cindy Johnson’s Work as a Fulbright Scholar

While not able to transport the majestic Kilimanjaro Mountain she could see every morning from her backyard in Tanzania, Biology professor Cindy Johnson has brought back many other memorable experiences and fascinating stories from her two years in Tanzania as a Fulbright Scholar. Utilizing her skills and experience in administration, teaching, and research, Johnson helped […]

Biology and Env Studies Students Learn to Serve in Mexico

Biology / ES students, Dr. Joel Carlin, and biologist Alberto Blanco pose in the crater excavated by a mother leatherback sea turtle on the beaches of Petatlan, Mexico. Eight Gustavus students spent spring break 2012 in Petatlan, Mexico.  This was the second “Learning to Serve” program spent in Saint Peter’s sister city.  In addition to […]

To the Gulf and Back: A Research Journey Leads to Honors

Update:  Ethan successfully completed his research work, presented his work publicly (at the Sigma Xi symposium), and passed his thesis defense. Therefore on 17 May 2012 Biology Department voted unanimously to approve his receipt of the Honors distinction for his biology degree. In the spring of his sophomore year, Ethan Degner received several emails from […]

Spotlight: Maja Johnson (’13)

"In my research, I pull a little bit out of everything I have learned at Gustavus...At a liberal arts college you not only learn technique, you learn how to communicate results to the outside world." Maja Johnson (Biology '13)

Spotlight: Xiu Xiao

Xiu Xiao, biology major (Class of 2012), has lived at Gustavus year-round every summer since completing her freshman year at Gustavus.

Faculty Spotlight: Mike Ferragamo

A Gustavus faculty member studies animals in order to understand Parkinson's disease and human deafness.

Spotlight: Alex Chubick

“The great thing about Gustavus is that other facilities don’t tend to hire first years, but Gustavus understands that first years need research experience."

Apply Soon! Research Funding by Sigma Xi!

Students interested in conducting faculty-mentored research are eligible for up to $500 from Sigma Xi, the Scientific Society.

The Beautiful and the Bizarre: Biology collections at Gustavus

The Biology Department at Gustavus Adolphus College curates diverse collections of organisms including plants, vertebrate animals and invertebrate animals, including both the very beautiful and the very bizarre.