People of Science

Xiaoxian Liu

2017 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grants

Congratulations to our grad students! Four Florida Museum grad students have been awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants. These are grants that provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the alread...

Our 2017 NSF GRFP recipients

Several of our current or former students received NSF GRFPs this year. The National Science Foundation had more than 13,000 applications, and extended 2,000 aw...
Nick Homziak

Nick Homziak & Erebinae moths

We want to take a moment to highlight one of our People of Science, Nick Homziak. Nick, a Ph.D. student in the Kawahara Lab (McGuire Center, Florida Museum), wa...
comparing butterfly wings

Worker bees behind the scenes

Lab technicians instrumental in daily research operations As a vegan and animal lover, lab technician Samantha Epstein had always envisioned a future working with wildlife. "I definitely love working with live specimens, studying their behavior,"...
This image of Mallorn-trees in Lothlorien

Bringing hobbits to Gainesville

UF botanist’s new book to detail significance of plant life in Tolkien’s Middle-earth This image of Mallorn-trees in Lothlorien from Tolkien's "The Lord of th...