Biological Sciences


EDALHAB 50 years later

It was 1971 when Larry Harris, a professor of zoology at the University of New Hampshire, was approached by Jeff Savage, a professor of mechanical and ocean engineering, to collaborate on a research project. The research however, acted as a justification for an even bigger endeavor: the launching... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Alyssa Stasse examines oysters collected from the Great Bay Estuary
    - Pearl of Hope
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  • Parasitic wasp model
    - The Right Bite
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  • Albion Hodgdon's discovered documents
    - Herbarium Gets in Touch With Its Roots
    A treasure trove of long-forgotten documents from Albion Hodgdon, one of UNH’s most influential professors and scientists, has been discovered. Read More
  • Dianne Moschitta '22
    - Life in the Lab
    A passion for plant biology brought Dianne Moschitta '22 to UNH Manchester. Now, she's taking advantage of laboratory experiences to prepare her for a future in biotechnology. Read More
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    - A Hypothesis, a Collaboration and a Solution
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  • UNH Manchester's STEM Teaching Fellows meet via Zoom with Boys and Girls Club STEM director Keith Darling to plan outreach activities
    - STEM Outreach Success
    The COVID pandemic provided no shortage of opportunities for organizations to adapt, and that’s precisely what four STEM Teaching Fellows did when they developed outreach... Read More
  • Researcher stands alone in marsh
    - Keeping Great Marsh Great
    With a $3.1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, UNH researchers will work to protect Great Marsh in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Read More
  • Women studying biotechnology in the UNH Manchester biotechnology innovation center
    - Be Inspired by Women in STEM, Nov. 9
    Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but only 27% of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. Women are vastly underrepresented in STEM—and at... Read More
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    - Mushroom Madness
    Say what you will about 2021, but the year is shaping up to be phenomenal for mushrooms. Read More
  • Dr. Sue Cooke with UNH Manchester students
    - Faculty Spotlight: Sue Cooke ’94, ’04G, Biological Sciences
    Since joining the UNH Manchester faculty in 2013, Dr. Sue Cooke, lecturer of biological sciences, has designed courses that not only appeal to her students’ interests, but also... Read More