Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology



A final exam in treating the human condition for nursing students

Jennifer Zitzner teaches her Anatomy and Physiology lab in the Life Science Building on January 26, 2016. Jennifer's previous class is honoring her mother's fight with cancer by doing Relay for Life in her honor this spring. (photo by Natalie Battaglia)
The full story: here

9th Beauty in Biology 2020-2021 Competition

Eligibility: LUC undergraduate or graduate students in any major, as well as alumni.
Submission deadline: April 2nd, 2021*
1st Prize: $1000.00 
Collaboration between science majors and artists is encouraged
Click BnB 2020-2021  for full contest details 
Please email Prof. Bill Rochlin, wrochli@luc.edu, and provide an estimate of the anticipated size of your work by March 1st, 2021 (earlier is better).

Cardinal Support
Zubia Merchant
Winner, 8th BnB competition, April 2019

Frontiers in Science Symposium

Dr. Lee Dugatkin
University of Louisville
How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)
Tues., March 26th, 2019
4:00 - 5:00pm
Sullivan Center, Galvin Auditorium

Summary: For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Lyudmila Trut has been lead scientist on this work since 1959, and together with biologist and historian of science, Lee Dugatkin, she tells the inside story of the science, politics, adventure and love behind it all. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, How to Tame a Fox {and Build a Dog} opens up to reveal story after story, each embedded within the one that preceded it. Inside this tale of path-breaking science in the midst of the often brutal -35° winters of Siberia is hidden a remarkable collaboration between an older, freethinking scientific genius and a trusting, but gutsy young woman. Together these two risked not just their careers, but to an extent their lives, to make scientific history. If you go one level deeper, you find yourself lost in the magical tale of how some hardscrabble but openhearted humans and the wild animals who they domesticated developed such deep attachments to each other that both seemed to  forget the species divide between them.

Dr. Lee Alan Dugatkin is a leading evolutionary biologist, behavioral ecologist, and historian of science, co-author of the important textbook Evolution, and author of the text Principles of Animal Behavior, as well as numerous other books, including Cooperation Among Animals.