Department of Biology

Faculty Achievements

New genus of deep-sea fish from Antarctica

Recent Faculty Achievements


  • Dr. Matthew Davis and Dr. Matthew Julius won their shark tank pitch and earned $25,000 to fund their 2022-23 project "Innovating the Science Classroom for Widespread Engagement". The Shark Tank Open is Minnesota State Educational Innovations’ premier innovation event, drawing educators from across 37 colleges and universities for an afternoon of reimagining education. Faculty and staff innovators from across the state went before expert panels (the sharks) to provide spirited pitches in an effort to win up to $25,000 in innovation funding.
  • Dr. Matthew Julius was profiled in the Star Tribue for a story about teacher-scholars at St. Cloud State University: Article Here
  • Dr. Jennifer Lamb received a Early Career grant from SCSU Research and Sponsored Programs for the project “Rare species detection with environmental DNA (eDNA)”.
  • Dr. Jennifer Lamb received a Faculty Improvement grant from SCSU for the project “Taking a Closer Look: Sexual Dimorphism, Color, and Pattern in Amphibians”.
  • Dr. Matthew Davis received a Faculty Improvement grant from SCSU for the project “Evolution of Deep-sea Fishes and Novel Feeding Strategies in the Deep Sea”.
  • Dr. Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje gave a keynote at the 7th annual Congress on Traditional and Alternative Medicine in Singapore.
  • Dr. Matthew Davis is the winner of the 2021-22 Hellervik Prize, for his project "The Evolution Of Fishes That Light Up The Oceans".
  • Dr. Matt Julius and Dr. Robbyn Wacker shared about Dr. Julius' work with the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum on radio program 103.7 The Loon.
  • Dr. Matthew Davis received a Midcareer grant from SCSU for the project “Evolution of Deep-sea Fishes and Novel Feeding Strategies”.
  • Dr. Jennifer Lamb received a Saigo Excellence Award for "Sexual Dimorphism in Frogs and Salamanders."

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2018 and Some Previous Year Highlights

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