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New Associate Deans Announced in the College of Life Sciences

September 23, 2022
Dean Laura Bridgewater announced the appointment of three new associate deans. Loreen Allphin of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Benjamin Crookston of the Department of Public Health, and Michael Stark of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology will assume their college administrative responsibilities on October 1, 2022.

BYU Food Science Students Win $10K in Product Development Competition

By Sydney Springer September 23, 2022
BYU undergraduate food science students win the $10,000 grand prize at the 2022 Idaho Milk Processor's Association Conference for their dairy product, "Cream Cheese clouds."

Neuroscience student wins 3 Minute Thesis Competition

By Grace Christensen September 19, 2022
The brain is an incredible machine, and for Michael Von Guten ('24), it was the star of his entry to the 3 Minute Thesis competition. As a neuroscience graduate student, Von Guten studies the effects LSD could have in curing mental health issues, and how multiple drugs used at once can harm the brain.


Reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Allie Richael January 25, 2022
Serious infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. How can you help stop the spread? Microbiology and Molecular Biology professor Julianne Grose suggests five simple ways you can reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Using high intensity interval training to overcome obstacles to exercise

By Grace McGregor January 12, 2022
There are many obstacles that keep us from working out regularly. Three common hindrances include finding a suitable program, lacking time, and craving results. Exercise Sciences professor Jayson Gifford’s research lab is scientifically addressing these obstacles. Gifford proposes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a solution to these three most common obstacles.

Eating healthy on a budget

By Brooke Hansen January 12, 2022
As a busy college student, it’s difficult to fight the allure of fast food. While its convenience and prices are unmatched, eating fast food regularly can lead to nutritional deficits and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. In the effort to win the war against fast food, dietetics student Sydney Means ('21) offers a few tips to eat healthy on a budget.


BYU Life Science PhD student researches diet and lifestyle influence on Alzheimer's Disease.

PhD student, Erin Saito, explores impairments in glucose metabolism in Alzheimer's disease, which may play a significant role in disease progression.

Researching vaccine attitudes: BYU life science student is published by age 20

Living with an autoimmune disease motivated BYU life science student Kendall Pogue (PH) to actively engage in researching the influencing factors towards vaccination attitudes.

River bugs to clouded leopards: BYU plant and wildlife student is knee deep in research

July 06, 2021
Grabbing her waiter boots and a net, BYU plant & wildlife student Maddy Tidwell heads out to the stream to study how ecosystems come back to life after a huge ecological disturbance. Engaging in inspiring learning, she explores her options in genomics and conservation through mentored research.


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By Sydney Springer March 01, 2022

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By Taylor Nelson March 01, 2022
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By Sydney Springer March 01, 2022
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