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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.