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The philosophy of the Biology Department is to create an environment in which many areas of biology are represented, and interactions with a diverse group of colleagues provide opportunities to broaden your thinking and make connections between different fields and scientific approaches.

Upcoming Events



The evolution of seasonal camouflage

Jeffrey Good, Ph.D., University of Montana
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of species. Mismatches between the timing of key life history events and optimal environmental conditions have emerged as an important…



Fertilization Regulatory Networks

Gustavo Martínez-Mekler , Instituto de Ciencias Físicas and Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, UNAM
- | Tedori Auditorium | Levin Building

Fertilization is one of the fundamental processes of living systems. Here I will address marine external fertilization and comment on recent work on mammals. I will show experiments that substantiate that sea urchin…



How Evolution and Environment Shape Cancer

Michael Hochberg, Ph.D. | University of Montpellier, Santa Fe Institute
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levine Building

Evolutionary theory explains why metazoan species are largely protected against the negative fitness effects of cancers. Nevertheless, cancer is observed across a range of species and…