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Medical Dental Building Welcome to the Department of Biology

Our renowned faculty has diverse research interests, including molecular, developmental, cell, ecological and evolutionary biology. Interdisciplinary by nature, we are housed amongst members of the Chemistry and Physics department in Regents Hall, a beautiful, state of the art science facility that opened in 2012.



Upcoming Events

This semester, the Department of Biology is hosting many events on campus!

A special departmental seminar series is taking place every Thursday, offering all students a chance to hear from guest speakers that come from across the United States and that are experts in various science-related fields. Additionally, be sure to attend Graduate student Seminar Series and Workshops every Friday to hear from our very own graduate students.

We look forward to seeing you this semester!

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Recent News
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    Ries Receives Three Grants for Ecological Research

    Biology professor Leslie Ries has recently received 3 grants from the National Science Foundation to analyze the springtime emergence patterns of plants, insects and birds, to study the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, and to examine the impact of natural disasters on butterfly habitats.

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    Gates Cambridge Scholarship to Ayan Mandal

    A double major in neurobiology and biological physics, Mandal plans to earn his Ph.D. in psychiatry while at Cambridge, before likely returning to the United States to attend medical school.

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    Singer and Coelho Publish Review Of Parasite Research

    Biology professor Steven Singer and postdoctoral fellow Camila Henriques Coelho, in collaboration with a team from Brazil, recently published an analysis of the spread of Giardia lamblia. Giardia lamblia is an intestinal parasite linked to untreated water and poor sanitation.

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    Professor Jennifer Fox Receives an Award!

    We are pleased to announce the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award given to Professor Jennifer Fox. This is a special recognition of her outstanding teaching skills and a monetary acknowledgment of the significant work that she devotes to course planning and preparation to her courses.