News and Events

Department Announcements

November 11, Monday - UNIVERSITY CLOSED – Veterans Day Observed

Nov 08, 2019

November 28, Thursday - FORMAL CLASSES END

Nov 08, 2019

FORMAL CLASSES END DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS TO CLEAR SPRING 2019 INCOMPLETE GRADES WITH INSTRUCTORS

December 4, Wednesday to December 10, Tuesday - FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Nov 08, 2019

FINAL EXAMINATIONS (Deadline for instructors to submit final grades via BisonWeb is five calendar days after the scheduled final examination)

Recent News in the Department

Retirement of Dr. Franklin Ampy

Franklin Ampy

Dr. Franklin Ampy will retire after 40+ years as a professor in the Department of Biology

Franklin R. Ampy graduated with a PhD from Oregon University in 1962 prior to his arrival in the Department of Biology. Since that time, Dr. Ampy has dedicated his career to the Department advancement, serving as Chairman several times, and engaging in research and education activities for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Publication by the Jackson Laboratory

Fatimah Jackson

Congratulations on the publication of the article by the team led by Dr. Fatimah Jackson article: Including Vulnerable Populations in the Assessment of Data from Vulnerable Populations, by Latifa F. Jackson, Caitlin Kuhlman, Fatimah L.C. Jackson, Keolu Fox, published in Frontiers in Big Data, section Data Mining and Management.

 ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Front. Big Data, 28 June 2019

Retirement of Dr. William Gordon

Dr. Gordon has served the Department of Biology as Master Instructor teaching the unequivocally important BIOL 101/102 courses. His direction has helped funnel through thousands upon thousands of students over his multiple decades, preparing them for taking advanced upper-level courses and transitioning into their future career aims.

Featured Article

Howard University Students win Wildcard Prize at the 2019 DC Public Health Case Challenge

On Friday, October 18, 2019, a team of 6 Howard University undergraduate and medical students participated in and won the Wildcard Prize at the 2019 DC Public Health Case Challenge. The team was represented by HU students across multiple disciplines of the University, and included 2 Biology majors: Senior Michaella Moore and Junior Kailande Cassamajor. Other members of the team included: Regan Burgess (MD candidate), Alannah Mack (MD/MBA candidate), Adaeze Okoroajuzie (Nursing major), and Naomi Rankin (Mathematics major). The faculty advisor for the team is Dr. Read the Article

Featured Article

Dr. Teng: COAS Jr Fac Workshop

Junior Faculty Scholars Workshop Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Dean's Conference Room 12-1PM Big Data Analytics of Mutations & Proteins in Complex Diseases Shaolei Teng, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Biology High throughput technologies open Big Data analytics for the fields of biology and biomedicine. This study investigated the damaging mutations associated with complex diseases from thousands of psychiatric patients and healthy individuals. Read the Article