News and Links

Josh Banta organized a symposium at the 2015 Evolution meetings in Guarujá, Brazil, along with co-organizer Christina Richards (University of South Florida). The symposium was entitled "Epigenetics and Evolutionary Processes" and was sponsored by the Society for the Study of Evolution. Click here to see photos and videos and to learn more.

Darwin Day in Tyler Texas was on February 7th, 12th, and 13th 2015. This will be an annual event from now on. Visit to see the events we had this year.

June 27th, 2014: UT Tyler awarded $300K grant to study freshwater mussels in East Texas. Daily Progress (Jacksonville, TX), front page article.

June 20th, 2014: UT Tyler biology professor selected for national program. Tyler Morning Telegraph (Tyler, TX).

May 13th, 2014: Late bloomers: subtle diversity in flowering time. Human Frontier Science Program, feature article.

April 7th, 2014: UT Tyler set to study a potential endangered species. NBC Affiliate KETK, Tyler, TX.

March 17th, 2014: UT-Tyler Biology department to investigate Painted Crayfish. UT-Tyler press release.

February 25th, 2014: 
Biology graduate student travels to Europe for wildflower researchPatriot Talon (student newspaper).

October 18th, 2013: Tunable plastic development. Nature Reviews Genetics research highlight.

September 10th, 2013: Grant funds search for rare flower. Patriot Talon (student newspaper).

February 14th, 2013: 
UT-Tyler Biology Department Faculty Awarded Nearly $70,000 to Study Endangered East Texas Species. UT-Tyler press release.

January 29th, 2013: Something in the water? Biology department uses grant to strengthen mussel research. Patriot Talon (student newspaper).

September 26, 2012: Biology gets $250,000 NSF grant. Patriot Talon (student newspaper).

August 24, 2012: UT-Tyler to receive advanced botany research equipment. UT-Tyler press release.