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The Department of Biological Sciences is a center for innovative, interdisciplinary life sciences research and teaching. Our faculty research interests span all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. This cross-disciplinary approach to life sciences, performed within a collegial, interactive atmosphere enables new discoveries that impact every major field of biological sciences, from biomedicine to evolution and the environment. The research and academic programs in the department are inextricably intertwined. Our academic programs exploit the breadth and depth of our faculty’s research expertise, outstanding teaching and mentoring skills.

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Our highly accomplished faculty is comprised of a close knit community of scholars who have received many accolades for their achievements in research and teaching. The breadth of expertise among the faculty and the depth of their dedication fosters an atmosphere of discovery.

Awards & Scholarships

Generous alumni and friends of the Department of Biological Sciences have provided funds to underwrite a number of scholarships and fellowships to provide support for undergraduate and graduate researchers.


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