Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.

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The basic biology of an African savanna in rehab


After nearly being eliminated during Mozambique’s long civil war, the large mammals of Gorongosa National Park have rebounded dramatically in the past decade thanks to an innovative conservation partnership. Many…

The Evolution of Cancer Malignancy: how cows beat cancer?


Cancer malignancy is the result of an interaction between cancer cells and the cancer associated stromal tissue. The latter consists of the stromal fibroblasts, the extracellular matrix they produce, and the immune…

Seminar with Dr. Ellen Lumpkin



Due the COVID-19 epidemic, the University of Pennsylvania has limited on-campus activities. As such, our team will be working remotely until further notice. If you need assistance, please send an email to biology@sas.upenn.edu, and we will happily assist you in a virtual format. For immediate service during normal working hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm) our phones are operational.

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For the most current information regarding the Spring 2021 Semester, please visit: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/