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: Chenhua Li, MSc. Defense: “Improving the accuracy of stable isotope analysis in ecological studies of wildlife and helminth parasites” — Tuesday, August 1 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dawn Pond MSc. Defense: “Floral Visitor Diversity and Efficiency in the Sub-apline Herb Polemonium brandegeei: The role of Seconday Visitors in Pollination” — Friday, August 4 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Samantha Lee MSc. Defense: “Eletrophysiological characterization of catecholamine-containing GFP expressing dissociated mouse area postrema neurons and their response to GLP-1 receptor agonists” — Thursday, August 17 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.