Biology

Our scientific expertise spans the realm of the biological sciences to drive advances in medicine and healthcare, biotechnology, education, and public policy. Our core research strengths include molecular microbiology; biochemical, developmental and cellular aspects of living systems; stem cell biology; mitochondrial genetics; healthy aging; neurobiology and behavior; and, the biomechanics of human movement.

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Biology Degree Programs

Students studying biology develop a broad understanding of the organization and processes of life, from molecules and cells through organs and organ systems to populations, species, ecosystems, and evolution.

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Five things people get wrong about Antarctica

Antarctic Co-op Jake Grondin on misconceptions about Antarctica including penguins, daylight, and the cold.
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Biology PhD student successfully defends dissertation

On July 21st, Jennifer Greenwich of the Biology department successfully defended her dissertation in a public talk on biofilm formation in Bacillus subtilis, a bacterial pathogen that lives on plants.
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Dispatches from an Antarctic Co-op: Climate Change

See human impacts on Antarctica through Jake's eyes in his latest update
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