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:

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Dr. Jonathan Meltzer: “TBA” — Friday, February 2 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Robert J. Ireland: “The Orchidaceae: not just for ice cream and corsages.” — Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m., 260 Helen Glass.

General seminar: Dr. Robert Ireland: “On the waterfront: the genus Spartina - plants that really are contenders” — Friday, February 9 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Jill Hamilton: “TBA” — Friday, February 16 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.