Biology Department

Khu Say, NWU senior

From a Civil War in Myanmar to Lincoln, NWU Student Now Helps Immigrants Explore Education Opportunities

Khu Say was just an infant when he, his parents, and older brother were forced from their home in Burma — now known as Myanmar — and into the jungle to flee the civil war between the Burmese and Karen people.

They lived in that jungle for six months.

Felicia Phares, JET Scholar

Three NWU Students Accepted into JET Program

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students will spend the next year in Japan. 

Jennifer Agee, NWU CORE Award Winner

NWU's Lab Manager Recognized for Flawless Building Move

It took a few weeks to move every item belonging to the biology and chemistry departments from the Olin Hall of Science to the new Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science. 

It took over a year of planning to make it a flawless move. 

Brandon Schlautman, Fetzen Science Lecture

NWU Alumnus, Scientist Returns to Campus to Discuss "New Crops for Uncommon Purposes"

Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus Brandon Schlautman will return to campus on Thursday, April 4 to deliver the annual Fetzer Science Lecture.

Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Doors Open to New Acklie Hall of Science

Students were welcomed to a new semester on Monday, January 14 with a fresh blanket of snow and a much anticipated new science building.

Senior Morgan Zabel's research at UNMC.

Senior's Research on Genetic Disease Affirms her Calling to Medicine

Morgan Zabel spent her summer contributing to medicine.  

She didn’t cure any diseases. But a summer research experience gives her hope not only for a future career, but for the advances in medicine happening every day. 

Carly Wahlmeier

Recent NWU Grad Selected for Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

A recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the nation’s oldest academic honorary.

Senior Joseph Roper spent the summer interning at McGill University working alongside NWU alumna Koren Mann, associate professor of oncology at McGill University. They researched the role of a particular enzyme on cancer mutations.

Canadian Internship Gives NWU Student First-Hand Experience in Cancer Research

When Felix Baumgartner set the world record for skydiving—jumping 25 miles above the earth's surface from a hot air balloon—he didn't just set a new standard, he inspired a Nebraska Wesleyan University student to follow suit.

Senior Joseph Roper isn’t skydiving but he has been adhering to the lesson Baumgartner unknowingly set in motion: seek out new experiences.

Senior Emily Schumacher, an aspiring marine biologist, participated in a summer internship that took her to the South Africa coast to work with Oceans Research.

Internship on South Africa Coast Affirms Senior's Passion for Marine Biology

Emily Schumacher’s fascination with sea creatures started at a young age.

As her graduation from Millard West High School approached, she began to understand the challenges of studying marine biology in a landlocked state.

Members of Nebraska Wesleyan's Pre-Health Club traveled to Haiti in March to gain firsthand international healthcare experience.

Students Find Valuable Experiences in Haiti

Just three days after finishing the academic year, a group of students and faculty traveled over 2,200 miles to continue important lessons.

“This is as much, probably more about Wesleyan learning than Wesleyan doing service,” said Gerise Herndon, an English and gender studies professor. “Haiti is not to be looked upon with pity or as an object of charity.”