Behavioral & Biological Sciences News

Read about the good work being done by our Behavioral and Biological Sciences faculty and students.

Joan Remski
Professor Joan Remski

How a new program plans to connect underserved populations to STEM futures

October 13, 2021

The National Science Foundation awards campus faculty with $1.44 million to create a STEM Scholars program that tailors impactful education practices — like research, cohorts, professional development and more — for lower-income, high talent students to bridge a gap that exists in science fields.

Marilee Benore
Professor Marilee Benore

Professor honored for decades of advocacy work

September 22, 2021

U-M recognizes Professor Marilee Benore’s mentorship and inclusive practices by honoring her with the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change.


Biochemistry Lecturer Rachel Pricer
Lecturer Rachel Pricer

A successful lab experiment

February 17, 2021

Knowing the importance of hands-on learning to understand scientific processes, professors adjusted their lab lessons so students could continue to benefit from experiential learning wherever their locations. And students say it’s working.



Francine Dolin's research
Understanding Humans

Humans evolved from group hunters to civic rule creators: Do other primates have these capacities for cooperation?

November 30, 2020

CASL professor receives $1M grant for project looking to reverse engineer behavior to better understand humans, our primate cousins, and to prepare for future artificial intelligence development.


Associate Professor Francine Dolins with a brown lemur
Associate Professor
Francine Dolins
​​​​with a brown lemur

What can we do about the extinction crisis?

June 15, 2020

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters faculty and American Society of Primatologists colleagues form action network for primate conservation.

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Elena Zhang
Assistant Professor of
Neurobiology Elena Zhang

With safety protocols in place, UM-Dearborn begins a phased reopening of research labs

June 8, 2020

Some researchers and their grad students are getting the green light to return to campus labs.


Students working with Assistant Professor Elena Zhang
Students working with
Assistant Professor Elena

The New Faces of Research

Fall 2019

What’s the Dearborn difference? Our students — starting as undergraduates — are involved with consequential research and industry-connected faculty mentors.


Global Brigades
Global Brigades

Global Brigades’ students provide care to hundreds in Honduras

June 19, 2017

Nearly 20 students participated in the Global Brigades-UM-Dearborn chapter’s trip to Honduras, where they helped the international aid organization provide health screenings and demonstrate preventive care.


Student Jennifer Byk and Assistant Professor John Abramyan
Student Jennifer Byk and
Assistant Professor John

Birds of a feather: Mutant hen studies could advance knowledge of body processes

February 13, 2017

Student Jennifer Byk and Assistant Professor John Abramyan examine the embryo of a white leghorn chicken. The two are part of a research team examining a flock of mutant hens, whose eggs will not hatch because of a missing vitamin.