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Welcome new faculty member Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor! Jul 08 2022

Originally published by the Department of Zoology

July 1, 2022 marked Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor’s first day as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Botany and Zoology at UBC…

UBC Botany In the News Jul 08 2022

Botany associate member Trevor Goward commented on working with the Biodiversity Galiano, a biological inventory which aims to document every species on Galiano Island. Click this link for the full story.

Staff Appreciation Day 2022 Jun 26 2022

Thank you to all the amazing staff in the Botany Department. Donuts and Coffee were enjoyed in the beautiful courtyard.

Professional ‘guilds’ of bacteria gave rise to the modern microbiome Jun 06 2022

The Keeling lab's research is on the front cover of Nature Microbiology!

Originally published by UBC Science on May 26, 2022

Even the smallest…

Uncertainty in the research process is a source of excitement for Yujun Peng, Dewar Cooper Fellowship recipient Mar 08 2022

Yujun Peng, a member of Dr. Yuelin Zhang’s lab group, was recently awarded the Dewar Cooper doctoral fellowship for her work on the salicylic acid hormone signaling pathway. Her lab group focuses on how plant immune responses are regulated against the pathogen invasion, and early studies show that salicylic…

Elizabeth Mahon, Jonathan Page Fellowship awardee, finds satisfaction in scientific problem-solving Feb 28 2022

Elizabeth Mahon, PhD student in the lab group of Dr. Shawn Mansfield, was awarded the…

MSc student Isaac Borrego wins award in the BRC Research Photo Competition Feb 24 2022

Originally posted by the Beaty Museum

Forest Mortality, by Isaac Borrego, received the Plants, Algae, & Fungi award in the Biodiversity Research Center's photo competition. Congratulations Isaac! 


UBC Botany In the News! Feb 10 2022

Dr. Amy Angert gave comments in a CTV News article about how climate change is affecting seed dispersal: Climate change is making it harder for plants to spread seeds via animals

Sunflowers’ invisible colours help them attract bees and adapt to drought Jan 18 2022

Originally published by UBC Science on January 18, 2022

It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colours of their flowers not only attract pollinators, but also help the plant…

New research shows gene exchange between viruses and hosts drives evolution Jan 18 2022

Originally posted by UBC Science on January 4, 2022

The first comprehensive analysis of viral horizontal gene transfer (HGT) illustrates the extent to which viruses pick up genes from their hosts to hone their…