Medical Dental Building Welcome to the Department of Biology

Our renowned faculty has diverse research interests, including molecular, developmental, cell, ecological and evolutionary biology. Interdisciplinary by nature, we are housed amongst members of the Chemistry and Physics department in Regents Hall, a beautiful, state of the art science facility that opened in 2012.



Upcoming Events 

This semester, the Department of Biology is hosting many events on campus! 

A special departmental seminar series is taking place every Thursday, offering all students a chance to hear from guest speakers that come from across the United States and that are experts in various science-related fields.  Additionally, be sure to attend Graduate student Seminar Series and Workshops every Friday to hear from our very own graduate students. 

We look forward to seeing you this semester!

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Recent News
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    Why one might ask, would you want to stop getting vaccines? Assistant Professor Shweta Bansal and her research collaborators are trying to identify just that. With datasets based on location and information on the emergence or childhood diseases, Bansal’s research is an attempt to validate or discredit the movement against vaccines one and for all.

  • Professor Maguire-Zeiss has recently been published an article
    One Step Closer Toward Understanding Neurodegenerative Disease

    Professor Maguire-Zeiss has recently been published in the European Journal of Neuroscience for a collaboration on research aimed toward understanding the inflammatory mechanisms underlying neuronal loss in degenerative disease.

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    Professor Mann’s new publications are changing our understanding of our underwater neighbors. Check out her contributions in her new book: Deep Thinkers: Inside the minds of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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    Professor Martha Weiss, in her TEDx talk, “Insect Metamorphosis: Success Through Reinvention” shows it is never too late for change!