August 31, 2015

Life Science


Lifelong tree hugger helping to keep ASU green

Richard Olson remembers when Arizona State University didn't have a streak of green running through this maroon and gold campus. The self-proclaimed tree hugger has been active in green initiatives for all his nearly 30 years with the university.


ASU biology alum helping save the world's tigers

According to the World Wildlife Fund, fewer than 3,200 tigers are alive in the wild today. One former Sun Devil's love for the big cat has spurred her to take action to change that.


Cuatro Ciénegas: Threatened oasis beckons ASU researchers

A threatened desert oasis captivates generations of ASU researchers in Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico.


ASU wetlands ecologist explores ancient sea in the desert

An easy smile, an interest in others and enthusiasm for science are helpful qualities when you’re a graduate student conducting research in a foreign land. Jorge Ramos, fifth-year doctoral student at ASU, has found that to be true during his time in Mexico.


ASU scientists gather in D.C. to tackle phosphorus sustainability issues

Researchers from Arizona State University, along with more than 40 other experts from around the world, are convening in Washington, D.C., on May 18-21 to study ways to create a sustainable phosphorus fertilizer system.


Sustainability | Science | Environment | News coverage | Life Science:  ASU professors on the future of nature preservation

In an effort to better understand the role humanity plays in the future preservation of nature, School of Life Sciences professors Ben Minteer and Stephen Pyne brought distinguished environmental w


News coverage | Life Science:  The evolution of fire: how humans and fire are forever intertwined

The era of human evolution is inseparable from the evolution of fire, according to ASU School of Life Sciences Regents' Professor Stephen Pyne.


Life sciences graduate brings biology to an Arizona state prison

Anika Larson never knew she would spend time inside a state prison during her stellar career at Arizona State University. But teaching biology to maximum-security inmates in a prison classroom was something she just couldn't pass up.


Life sciences grad pursues neuroscience research, medical school

After moving from Utah to Phoenix to sell alarms door-to-door, Brian Burrows decided he was ready to make a change. At age 27, he applied to ASU to study animal physiology and behavior, as well as biochemistry.


Research opportunities shaped student's award-winning career at ASU

After four years of winning research and academic awards, senior Ryan Muller is graduating with his dream in sight: pursuing synthetic biology as a graduate student.

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