Regents HallWelcome 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.





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  • Steve and Camila
    Singer and Coelho Publish Review Of Parasite Research

    Biology professor Steven Singer and postdoctoral fellow Camila Henriques Coelho, in collaboration with a team from Brazil, recently published an analysis of the spread of Giardia lamblia. Giardia lamblia is an intestinal parasite linked to untreated water and poor sanitation.

  • Jennifer Fox receives a teaching award
    Professor Jennifer Fox Receives an Award!

    We are pleased to announce the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award given to Professor Jennifer Fox. This is a special recognition of her outstanding teaching skills and a monetary acknowledgment of the significant work that she devotes to course planning and preparation to her courses.

  • Mark
    A New Understanding How Two Cells Know When to Fuse

    Research from the Rose lab published recently in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals a novel mechanism for how two mating yeast cells detect when they are in contact and trigger cell fusion.

  • Shweta Bansal
    Assistant Professor Shweta Bansal and Her Research

    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.