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Research in the School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences contains a wide variety of research labs that span biology - from ecology, evolution, and conservation biology, to genomics, molecular biology, and neurobiology. In 2018, we transitioned to a School to reflect our diverse research topics and teaching mission, while carrying on the rich legacy of a truly broad biology department. We also collaborate extensively with colleagues in other departments on campus and around the world.

Research Interest Areas

Behavior & Neurobiology

Behavior of animals and its neurological basis

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

Molecular underpinnings of the biological world

Cell Biology

Structure and function of the fundamental unit of life

Coevolutionary Biology

Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species

Developmental Biology

Growth from a single cell to a complex multicellular organism

Ecology & Conservation Biology

Determinants of the distribution and abundance of organisms

Ecosystem Science

Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on organisms

Evolution & Biodiversity

Mechanisms governing phenotypic variation and diversity of organisms

Genetics & Genomics

Mechanisms and outcomes of inheritance

Microbial Biology

Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment

Physiology & Functional Morphology

Relationship between structure, function and physiology of organisms

Plant Biology

Determinants of plant diversity, form and function

Join the School of Biological Sciences

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are not the only people doing research at the School. Undergraduates can also get involved by contacting professors directly for opportunities. Through the College of Science’s new Scientific Research Initiative (SRI), incoming freshmen have an opportunity to participate in discovery-based research.

CONTACT FACULTY                       SRI for UNDERGRADS