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 Date

April 9 – April 23: Winter Term Exam Period (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Riikka Kinnunen - PhD Proposal: “The Ecology of Urban Wildlife: How do Species Respond to Rapid Environmental Change?” — Tuesday, May 1 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Chloe Schmidt, PhD Proposal: “Microevolution in rapidly changing environments” — Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Kamaldeep Chhoker, MSc. Defense: “Effects of canopy cover and pH on polyketide synthase gene transcription in Cladonie stygia and the polyketides produced in natural conditions.” — Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Lisa Hoogenboom, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen movement across the intestine of elasmoranchs” — Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.