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For the Fourth Time in 5 Years, Embryo Project Instructor Wins Teaching Excellence Award

The Center congratulates Risa Schnebly on winning a 2022 GPSA Teaching Excellence Award.

Carolyn Compton and Sara Brownell Named 2023 Founders' Day Honorees

Congratulations to Carolyn Compton on her Faculty Service Achievement Award and Sara Brownell on her Faculty Teaching Achievement Award. Both will be honored at the 2023 Founders' Day celebration.

From ASU to Global Health Research and Back: Meet Faculty Member Rachel Gur-Arie

ASU Bio & Society grad Rachel Gur-Arie was writing her dissertation on vaccine practices when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

Carolyn Compton among top female scientists in the world

For the first time, has published a list of the top 1,000 female scientists in the world. Carolyn Compton is one of the four faculty at Arizona State University that were recognized.

Nathaniel Ross named U.S. Rhodes Scholar for 2023

Nathaniel Ross, CBS Undergraduate student is the first ASU Student in over 20 years to be selected as a 2023 Rhodes Scholar. Congratulations, Nathaniel!

CBS/Global Futures grad student attends the Global Futures Conference in New York City

​Dina Ziganshina Lienhard, a fifth-year graduate student, attends the Global Futures Conference co-hosted by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University and the Earth…

Meet Environmental Ethicist Chris Rojas

Meet new Center faculty member Chris Rojas, Assistant Teaching Professor in life science ethics, specializing in environmental ethics.

Welcome New 2023 Biology and Society Graduate Students!

The Center for Biology and Society is delighted to welcome a new group of graduate students to the 2023 academic year. Read about their research interests, backgrounds, hobbies, and much more!

Dr. Krystal Tsosie to be ASU's first Indigenous human geneticist

Krystal Tsosie (Diné/Navajo Nation) is an advocate for Indigenous genomic and data sovereignty. She is a co-founder of the first U.S. Indigenous-led biobank, a 501(c)3 nonprofit research institution…

CBS PhD Student Travels to the Netherlands for Research

With generous support from several groups at ASU, including the Center for Biology and Society, I recently completed a trip to Amsterdam to work as a visiting researcher. From October 2021 to June of…

CBS Alumni Julie Murphree Featured in ASU News

Read the ASU News story about Julie Murphree, who has taken her students to the Salt River since 2017, in part because she says traditional textbooks used to train future wildlife managers lack…

CBS doctoral scholar explores the management of sickle cell disease in India

What can the world gain from an anthropological investigation of sickle cell disease in India? This question has been at the heart of my recent fieldwork with sickle cell communities in India.…

Bio & Society grad student returns to Arizona after a fruitful experience on the East Coast!

Anna Clemencia Guerrero, PhD candidate and professional illustrator, has just finished her first big East Coast tour. For the past year and a half, she worked on a set of public exhibits at the…

2021-2022 Biology and Society Recognitions

It’s time to celebrate the wonderful achievements of the Biology and Society community. There are many ways our faculty, staff, and students have been busy, so these are some examples. We start by…

"Seeing Cells,” exhibit created by Anna Clemencia Guerrero opens at the Marine Biology Laboratory

"Seeing Cells,” created by Anna Clemencia Guerrero, a PhD candidate in the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University working closely with Historians of cell biology, Drs. Jane…

Jane Maienschein Elected to AAAS Board of Directors

Congratulations Jane Maienschein on being elected to the AAAS Board of Directors. Read the whole story on the AAAS website:…

Emma Goodwin awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Emma Goodwin is just finishing up her first year as a postdoctoral scholar in Sara Brownell’s Biology Education Research Lab and landed a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund…

CBS grad student explores the economic impacts of jaguars in Mexico

Alejandro Bellon discusses his graduate journey looking at the value and costs that jaguars bring to the people living near them in Chiapas, Mexico..