NSU Biology - where opportunity and preparation meet
The NSU Biology department strives to develop each student’s ability to discover, evaluate and communicate knowledge, making informed ethical decisions while nurturing an understanding of interdependencies with the environment.
Biology faculty work to advance knowledge and encourage creative activity that can lead to the discovery of new solutions to significant global and humanitarian problems. New knowledge through research can be integrated into the educational experiences of our students. The department also works to provide leadership and partnerships resulting in public outreach and community development.
NSU Biology News
The 73rd Joint Meeting BKX and NIS for 2016 will take place in Hampton, Virginia, co-hosted by Hampton University and Norfolk State University April 6 – 9, 2016. Conference information.
The 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 9:00 – 1:30 p.m. NSU undergraduates from all academic disciplines are invited to showcase their Research through poster/oral presentations and creative works.
The NSU Biology Society hosted the kick-off party for its Freshman Mentoring Program. Twenty students turned out to this meet and greet to celebrate mardi gras and play ice breakers like Heads Up. The goal of the program is to pair freshman biology majors with successful upperclassmen who can advise them and guide them as they start out here at NSU.
Dr. GT Ramesh published and article in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. Patil et al. (2015). Apigenin inhibits PMA-induced expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and AP-1 factors in A549 cells; Mol Cell Biochem: 403(1-2): 95-106.
The NSU Biology Society participated in a community service event with Elizabeth River Project Forestry Stewardship Corps removing invasive plants at Paradise Creek Nature Park in Portsmouth, VA. @NSUBiology
Rajeev Chandra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology published an article in Science and Technology Journal. Chandra, R. , 2015. Assisted reproductive technologies in controlling infertility: An overview. Science and Technology Journal, Vol 3(11):32-37
Arthur Bowman, Ph.D, presented a workshop entitled “ Culturally Responsive Teaching and STEM Framework. The workshop was presented at the NASA STEM EPDC Annual Meeting which was held at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, VA, November 2 -6, 2015. This presentation was just one activity that is part of a NASA-funded project coordinated by Texas State University. The project is focused on aligning currently existing NASA STEM lessons with the new national science teaching standards, known as the Next Generation Science Standards, with the Mathematics Component of the Common Core Standards, and in alignment with elements of Culturally Responsive Teaching.