Research Areas

A key goal of the Department of Biological Sciences is to promote world-class research in areas that are central to biology now and into the future. Faculty interests are currently identified in and among three broad areas: Biodiversity, Ecological and Environmental Biological Research; Cellular and Developmental Biological Research; and Physiological Research. These themes allow our strong participation in longstanding and well-developed research directions, as well as foster innovations in newly emerging areas of biology and life sciences. For more information about the research interests of specific faculty members follow the links to the research themes:

Important Dates

March 30: Good Friday (University Closed)

April 1: Easter Sunday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Stephanie Tkachuk, MSc Defense: “A forward genetic screen for Caenorhabditis elegans pharyngeal gland cell defects and characterization of mutagenized strains with a homozygous viable gland cell under migration” — Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Virginia Trimble: “TBA” — Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Timothy Gingera: “Timothy Gingera M.Sc. Defense "Environmental DNA monitoring of invasive zebra mussels..."” — Monday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Paul Cremer: “TBA” — Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.